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Highest unemployment in ten years

12:26 19/08/2013

Over the past decade, the Belgian unemployment rate has never been higher than now, with the unemployment rate reaching 8.7 percent in June, according to De Standaard and Het Nieuwsblad based on the latest statistics produced by the National Bank of Belgium, which was published Friday. In absolute terms, the number of unemployed is very high. In July there were 610,893 unemployed job seekers. The report notes that the figure is boosted by seasonal effects, as companies tend to cut back on the number of temporary workers during the summer months. Nevertheless, it has been almost eight years since the number of job seekers in the summer amounted to more than 600,000.

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Recession is the main culprit

Aug 20, 2013 12:16

Hey, no whining! When we complained about the costs of doing business and high taxation on work, we were told that if we don't like it should feck off. So the entire Belgian section of the business, along with 250 well paid jobs did just that.

Now, on this site, it's "good riddance". I wonder if those who suggest any complainer just leaves have any suggestions for the Belgian State in order to pay for ever increasing unemployment benefits and shrinking tax receipts?

Nah, thought not.

Dec 4, 2014 00:35