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Belgium’s Rising Second Job Culture: 2023 Numbers and Trends

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 27, 2024
Over 250,000 Belgians have a second job

In 2023, approximately 260,000 people or 5.2 percent of the working population had a second job. This is an increase from 3.8 percent in 2018, according to figures from the Belgian statistics agency Statbel. Out of these individuals, a quarter were part-time wage earners. Highly educated individuals and those aged 25 to 49 were more likely to have a second job.

Interestingly, there used to be more men than women with multiple jobs, but that gap has now closed. Nearly six in ten additional jobs are performed as self-employed individuals, with popular sectors including human health, education, and wholesale and retail trade. Additionally, 26.0 percent of salaried employees in Belgium work part-time, with women more likely to do so than men. Women often reduce their working hours to care for children or others while men cite personal reasons for working part-time. The most popular part-time regime for both genders was working four-fifths.

By Samantha Nguyen

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