Unemployment continues to fall in Brussels for the 61st month
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    Unemployment continues to fall in Brussels for the 61st month

    Brussels had 87,550 job seekers at the end of November. Credit: Needpix.com.

    At the end of November, Brussels had 87,550 job seekers and a rate of unemployment of 15.6%, Actiris announced on Tuesday.

    This is the 61st successive month which saw a fall in unemployment and represents a drop of 2.5% in comparison to 2018.

    Compared to November 2014, the number of job seekers has fallen by 20% in 5 years.

    During November, there were 8,863 entries into unemployment (6,783 re-registrations and 2,080 new) versus 10,290 leaving it, that is a decrease on a monthly basis of 1,427 persons (-1.6%).

    In the Brussels Region, there are 55,425 job seekers claiming benefits (DEDA), 5,655 young people on work experience placements and 26,470 other job seekers registered voluntarily or compulsorily.

    The Brussels Times