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Walloon Region - BE3

EU regions: Belgium > Walloon Region


map of Walloon Region BE3
flag of Walloon Region BE3 coat of arms Walloon Region BE3
indicatorperiodvalue
long term unemployment20214.3
share of long term unemployed202148.4
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average202087
unemployment rate20218.9
employment rate202159.6
number of inhabitants20213 667 032
population density2019216.6
percentage of part time workers, men20218.72
percentage of part time workers, women202139.65
life long learning participation20217.5
youth unemployment rate202125.2
unemployment rate of youth with elementary education202133.1
NEET20219
old-age dependency ratio202129.5
gender gap in employment rate202188.47
gender gap in unemployment rate202191.3

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demographic pyramid BE3 Walloon Region based on economic activity – employed, unemploye, inactive

Composition of population according to age group, education and economic activity, Walloon Region

age grouplow educationmiddle educationhigh education

note: in thousands, according to labour force sample survey. P – total population, E – employed, U – unemployed, I – number of ecnomically inactive

demographic pyramid BE3 1996 Walloon Region, population pyramid of Walloon Region demographic pyramid BE3 Walloon Region

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, Walloon Region, Flemish Region

neighbours: Flemish Region, Grand Est, Hauts-de-France, Southern Netherlands, North Rhine-Westphalia, LUXEMBOURG, Rhineland-Palatinate

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

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Walloon Region - BE3, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/BE3


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Current statistics

April 2022: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 193409, of which 88066 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 7.2 % (3.3 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 21.8 % (14.0 %), Revúca 21.0 % (13.5 %), Kežmarok 18.8 % (10.1 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.9 %, Trenčín 3.0 %, Ilava 3.2 %, Bratislava I 3.3 %, Hlohovec 3.4 %