The actively employed population

1997 East Belgium counted a total of 34,137 employed persons.  People seeking employment are not included in this number.

Border commuters to Germany and Luxembourg are also not included in these numbers.

5538 persons residing in Belgium work in Germany; 3132 of which are German nationals residing in Belgium; 2000 are Belgian nationals, 406 are of other nationalities.
(Date: 1997 Source: State Labor Office North Rhine Westphalia)

It must be assumed that 85% of these border commuters residing in Belgium actually live in East Belgium. This means that 4,700 employees commute from East Belgium to Germany, every day.

1363 persons residing in East Belgium work in the grand duchy of Luxembourg.
(Date: March 1998 Source: IGSS Luxembourg)

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