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    Unemployment at a 10-year low in Flanders


    Flanders had just over 180,000 jobseekers at the end of April, the lowest figure since December 2008, according to data from Flemish Minister for Labour Philippe Muyters (N-VA) and the Flemish employment agency, VDAB. Regional unemployment numbers have been in freefall for 45 months now. The 180,345 jobseekers registered at the end of April were 12,400 (6.4%) fewer than in April 2018.

    The drop is reflected in all age groups and at all education levels, in short-term as well as long-term unemployment.

    The region’s unemployment rate is 5.88%.

    Oscar Schneider
    The Brussels Times