Unemployment in Belgium
Belgium - UnemploymentEconomic activity seems to have edged up in the second quarter, as private consumption likely benefited from sustained labor market tightening in April–May and personal income tax cuts. On the flipside, fixed investment likely took a breather in Q2, as survey-based data for the quarter revealed a deterioration in sentiment in most sectors; notably, confidence in the manufacturing sector sank to its lowest point in over three years in June. Meanwhile, in the political arena, coalition talks on the heels of May’s federal election have yet to begin, and political parties appear to be waiting for negotiations to settle at the regional level before moving turning their attention to the national level. Although the Brussels region formed a government on 21 July, negotiations in Wallonia and Flanders are likely to take more time. Economic policy should remain stable until the next government is in place.
Belgium - Unemployment Data
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Source: National Bank of Belgium.
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July 30, 2019
Belgium’s economy grew 0.2% quarter-on-quarter and in seasonally-adjusted terms in the second quarter (Q1: +0.3% quarter-on-quarter s.a.), according to a first estimate released by the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) on 30 July.
July 25, 2019
Industrial output increased 2.5% on a year-on-year seasonally-adjusted basis in May, down from April’s 5.7% result, which had marked the fastest expansion in 28 months.
July 24, 2019
Meanwhile, the NBB’s business confidence indicator inched down in July to minus 5.0 points from minus 4.9 points in June, marking the fourth consecutive monthly deterioration of the index.
July 19, 2019
The consumer confidence indicator produced by the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) rose 1 point in July to minus 6 points.
June 25, 2019
Industrial output increased 5.5% on a year-on-year seasonally-adjusted basis in April, up from March’s 1.2% result.