The unemployment rate in the Brussels-Capitale region has dropped for the last three years in a row, the regional employment body Actiris revealed in a press release on Sunday. At the end of October, the Brussels region had 93,888 job seekers and an unemployment rate of 16.9%. This 36th successive drop in unemployment corresponds to 4,126 less unemployed people than in 2016 (-4.2%).
Youth unemployment has dropped for the 53th consecutive month, to a rate of 26.6% for October. Brussels has 10,541 young unemployed people, 945 less than last year (-8.2%).