Over 250,000 Belgians have a second job

In the year 2023, approximately 260,000 people or 5.2 percent of the working population had a second job, an increase from 3.8 percent in 2018. It is interesting to note that a quarter of wage earners are working part-time, with highly educated individuals and those aged 25 to 49 being more likely to have a second job.

The gap between men and women with multiple jobs has now been closed, with nearly six in ten additional jobs being performed as self-employed individuals. Popular sectors for self-employment include human health, education, and wholesale and retail trade.

Furthermore, 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 is working four-fifths.

By Samantha Johnson

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