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Belgium - Staffing market shows solid improvement in November

30 December 2013

The number of hours worked by temporary workers in Belgium improved markedly in November 2013 and rose by +4.8% compared with a year ago. This marks a month-on-month increase of +0.9% from October, indicating that the Belgian market is improving further.

Data from the Belgian Federation of Staffing Agencies (Federgon) revealed that the number of hours worked by blue collar workers rose by +6.6%, while the number of hours worked by white collar workers was up by +2.3%, year-on-year.

On a month-on-month basis Federgon reported an improvement from October in the evolution in the number of hours worked by blue and white collar workers. For blue collar workers the number of hours worked increased by +0.7%, and +1.2% for while white collar workers.

The Federgon index improved further and reached 208.6 points in November 2013 compared to 206.7 points in September. The index reflects the level of activity during the month under review and compared it with January 1995 when the index began at 100 points. 

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