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Belgium has third most job vacancies in Europe

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Belgium had a job vacancy rate of 2.9% in the fourth quarter of 2020, second only to the Czech Republic (5.0%) and Germany (3.0%) in Europe, according to data from Eurostat published on Friday.

The job vacancy rate was 1.9% in the euro area last quarter, up from 1.7% in the previous quarter and down from 2.2% in the fourth quarter of 2019, Eurostat said.

The job vacancy rate in the EU was 1.8% in fourth quarter of 2020, also up from 1.7% in the previous quarter and down from 2.2% in the year before.

The lowest rates were observed in Greece (0.5% in the third quarter of 2020), as well as in Bulgaria, Spain, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and Slovakia (0.7% each).

The Brussels Times