Surge in Second Jobs: 2023 Statistics Reveal Rising Trend of Multiple Work for Belgian Professionals

Over 250,000 Belgians have a second job

In 2023, approximately 260,000 people, or 5.2 percent of the working population, have a second job. This is an increase from 3.8 percent in 2018, according to figures from the Belgian statistics agency Statbel. 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.

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.

Furthermore, 26.0 percent of salaried employees in Belgium work part-time. Women are more likely to do so than men, often reducing 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.

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