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Youth unemployment in Brussels falls below 20%

The Brussels employment service Actris reports that in May youth unemployment in the Brussels-Capital Region fell below 20%. For the first time since 1990 less than 20% of young adults under the age of 25 in Brussels are unemployed. In May 7,636 Brussels residents under the age of 25 were registered unemployed. 

This is 683 fewer than in May 2018. Youth unemployment in Brussels has been falling every month for the past six years. Compared with May 2013 there are now 44% fewer young people under the age of 25 that are unemployed.

Meanwhile, the total number of people registered unemployed in the 19 municipalities that make up the Brussel-Capital region has fallen to 85,596. This is down 21,427 (20%) on six years ago.