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Wallonia - BE3

EU regions: Belgium > Wallonia


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indicator period value long term unemployment 2018 4.8 GDP per capita in PPS of EU average 2017 84 unemployment rate 2018 8.5 employment rate 2018 58.4 number of inhabitants 2018 3633803 population density 2017 215.3 percentage of part time workers 2018 23.82 percentage of part time workers, men 2018 9.74 percentage of part time workers, women 2018 39.95 NEET 2018 10 old-age dependency ratio 2018 28.3 gender gap in employment rate 2018 87.18

indicatorperiodvalue
long term unemployment20184.8
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average201784
unemployment rate20188.5
employment rate201858.4
number of inhabitants20183 633 803
population density2017215.3
percentage of part time workers201823.82
percentage of part time workers, men20189.74
percentage of part time workers, women201839.95
NEET201810
old-age dependency ratio201828.3
gender gap in employment rate201887.18

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From wikipedia:

Wallonia (; French: Wallonie [walɔni]; German: Wallonien [vaˈloːni̯ən] (listen) or Wallonie [valoˈniː]; Dutch: Wallonië [ʋɑˈloːnijə] (listen); Walloon: Walonreye [walɔnʀɛj]; Luxembourgish: Wallounien [vɑˈləʊ̯niə̯n]) is a region of Belgium. As the southern portion of the country, Wallonia is primarily French-speaking, and accounts for 55% of Belgium's territory, but only a third of its population. The Walloon Region was not merged with the French Community of Belgium, which is the political entity responsible for matters related mainly to culture and education, because the French Community of Belgium encompasses both Wallonia and the majority French-Speaking Brussels-Capital Region.

The German-speaking minority in eastern Wallonia results from World War I and the subsequent annexation of three cantons that were initially part of the former German empire. This community represents less than 1% of the Belgian population. It forms the German-speaking Community of Belgium, which has its own government and parliament for culture-related issues.

During the industrial revolution, Wallonia was second only to the United Kingdom in industrialization, capitalizing on its extensive deposits of coal and iron. This brought the region wealth, and from the beginning of the 19th to the middle of the 20th century, Wallonia was the more prosperous half of Belgium. Since World War II, the importance of heavy industry has greatly diminished, and the Flemish Region surpassed Wallonia in wealth, as Wallonia declined economically. Wallonia now suffers from high unemployment and has a significantly lower GDP per capita than Flanders.

other: Belgium, Brussels-Capital Region, Flemish Region, Wallonia

neighbours: Flemish Region, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, LUXEMBOURG, ZUID-NEDERLAND, NORD-PAS DE CALAIS-PICARDIE, ALSACE-CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNE-LORRAINE

subregions: Walloon Brabant, Hainaut, Liège, Luxembourg, Namur


https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/BE3

Current statistics

August 2019: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 166241, of which 58827 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 6.0% (2.1% long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 19.1% (11.1%), Revúca 18.1% (9.4%), Kežmarok 16.4% (7.5%), Vranov nad Topľou 14.5% (7.0%), Rožňava 14.4% (8.0%)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.4%, Trenčín 2.5%, Nitra 2.7%, Hlohovec 2.8%, Piešťany 2.8%