The Flemish Employment Minister Philippe Muyters told journalists that “The fall is apparent in all age categories”. Furthermore, there has also been a fall in the number of long-term unemployed. Unemployment among Flemings with foreign roots has also seen a year-on-year drop of 7.9%. Meanwhile, the number of vacancies continues to rise.
Youth unemployment (-25) has fallen by 8.2%. The fall among those between 25 and 50 was greater still at 10.8%. However, the fall in unemployment among those over 50 was just 3.5%.
Meanwhile the fall among the long-term unemployed was 7.1%, while the fall in the number of unemployed people with low levels of academic attainment was 8.7%.