Increase in the number of job vacancies in Belgium in the 1st quarter 2021
Increase in the number of job vacancies in Belgium in the 1st quarter 2021

Increase in the number of job vacancies in Belgium in the 1st quarter 2021

Statbel, the Belgian statistical office, publishes today the number of job vacancies in Belgian enterprises. The figures in this press release reflect the situation in the 1st quarter 2021 and so take into account the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the number of job vacancies during this period (see note below). The job vacancy rate – the number of job vacancies compared to the total number of jobs in the enterprise – increases primarily in the sectors ‘Accommodation and food service activities’, ‘Scientific activities and administrative services’ and ‘Construction’. The job vacancy rate for temporary positions remains significantly higher than that of permanent positions.

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Impact of the Covid-19 crisis on maritime shipping: hardly any passengers
Impact of the Covid-19 crisis on maritime shipping: hardly any passengers

Impact of the Covid-19 crisis on maritime shipping: hardly any passengers

The Belgian ports clearly felt the impact of the Covid-19 crisis in 2020. The total amount of unloaded...

Mortality figures until 30 May
Mortality figures until 30 May

Mortality figures until 30 May

Statbel has updated its provisional mortality figures until 30 May 2021*. We have been able to refine our...

Slight increase in inland water transport in 2020
Slight increase in inland water transport in 2020

Slight increase in inland water transport in 2020

In 2020, inland waterway vessels have transported just over 156 million tonnes of goods on Belgian inland waterways...

Increase of the Labour Cost Index in the first quarter 2021
Increase of the Labour Cost Index in the first quarter 2021

Increase of the Labour Cost Index in the first quarter 2021

In the first quarter of 2021, the total hourly labour cost increases by 0.9% on an annual basis...

9,655 births in April
9,655 births in April

9,655 births in April

Statbel publishes today the provisional monthly results of the statistics on births. The first provisional figures show that...

3,155 changes of nationality in March
3,155 changes of nationality in March

3,155 changes of nationality in March

In March 2021, 3,155 persons obtained the Belgian nationality. The main countries of origin of people who acquired...

Industrial production index: April 2021
Industrial production index: April 2021

Industrial production index: April 2021

In April 2021, the seasonally adjusted production index reflected an increase of 7.4% compared to March 2021. The...

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