Less favourable labour market evolutions in the first quarter 2024
Less favourable labour market evolutions in the first quarter 2024

Less favourable labour market evolutions in the first quarter 2024

In the first quarter of 2024, 71.9% of people aged 20-64 in Belgium are employed, which is a decrease compared to the fourth quarter of 2023 (72.6%) and a stabilisation compared to the third quarter of 2023. The employment rate of people over 55 still evolves favourably, rising from 58.5% in the fourth quarter of 2023 to 59.1% in the first quarter of 2024. This is what emerges from the new results of Statbel, based on the Labour Force Survey (LFS).

The ILO unemployment rate of people aged 15-64 is estimated at 5.8% in the first quarter of 2024, compared to 5.5% in the fourth quarter of 2023.

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Decrease in the volume of goods in Belgian ports in 2023
Decrease in the volume of goods in Belgian ports in 2023

Decrease in the volume of goods in Belgian ports in 2023

In 2023, the volumes of goods loaded and unloaded continued to decrease compared to 2022 and 2021. However...

9 inactive persons out of 10 remained inactive on the labour market
9 inactive persons out of 10 remained inactive on the labour market

9 inactive persons out of 10 remained inactive on the labour market

Labour market transitions between the first quarter of 2023 and the first quarter of 2024. Statbel publishes today...

243 bankruptcies in week 23
243 bankruptcies in week 23

243 bankruptcies in week 23

During the week from 3 to 9 June included (week 23), the business courts pronounced 243 bankruptcies, resulting...

Turnover of enterprises down by 3.9% in the first quarter of 2024
Turnover of enterprises down by 3.9% in the first quarter of 2024

Turnover of enterprises down by 3.9% in the first quarter of 2024

The turnover of enterprises in Belgium, excluding the agricultural and financial sectors, amounted to 400.7 billion euros in...

Slight increase in the number of job vacancies
Slight increase in the number of job vacancies

Slight increase in the number of job vacancies

Statbel, the Belgian statistical office, publishes today the number of job vacancies in Belgian enterprises in the 1st...

1.5% decrease in the apparent consumption of meat in 2023
1.5% decrease in the apparent consumption of meat in 2023

1.5% decrease in the apparent consumption of meat in 2023

The annual apparent consumption of meat per capita fell below 80 kg per year and per capita in...

Production in industry: April 2024
Production in industry: April 2024

Production in industry: April 2024

In April 2024, the seasonally adjusted production index reflected an increase of 0.5% compared to March 2024. The...

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