Belgium Labor Force Participation Rate  1999-2017 | Data | Chart

Labor Force Participation Rate in Belgium decreased to 67.50 percent in the first quarter of 2017 from 68.40 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016. Labor Force Participation Rate in Belgium averaged 66.46 percent from 1999 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 68.40 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 and a record low of 63.60 percent in the second quarter of 2001.

Belgium Labor Force Participation Rate
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Belgium Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.60 7.60 11.00 6.10 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3992.60 3979.00 3992.60 3010.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 345456.00 334570.00 533460.00 294870.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 67.50 68.40 68.40 63.60 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.90 3.70 5.70 2.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 21.40 21.40 26.30 14.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.20 108.00 109.20 80.10 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 130137.00 123689.00 130137.00 70256.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1531.93 1531.93 1531.93 1074.44 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 1.80 1.70 6.80 -6.40 percent [+]
Population 11.37 11.31 11.37 9.13 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.00 65.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Employment Change 0.20 0.30 2.30 -0.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 62.20 63.40 63.40 55.70 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 3459.30 3467.90 3467.90 2643.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 1060.70 1159.00 1173.80 602.20 Thousand [+]
Productivity 100.30 93.80 112.60 82.40 Index Points [+]
Wages High Skilled 3020.00 2970.00 3020.00 2800.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 102.60 122.90 123.50 76.00 Index Points [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1850.00 1840.00 1850.00 1800.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 1342.30 1331.90 1369.80 1331.90 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1124.20 1119.10 1159.10 1119.10 EUR/Month [+]


Belgium Labor Force Participation Rate

The labour force participation rates is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population. This page provides the latest reported value for - Belgium Labor Force Participation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Belgium Labor Force Participation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
67.50 68.40 68.40 63.60 1999 - 2017 percent Quarterly




labor force participation rate by Country

Last
United Kingdom 78.80 Jun/17
France 72.00 Jun/17
Russia 69.20 Jul/17
Indonesia 69.02 Dec/17
Switzerland 68.40 Mar/17
Canada 65.70 Aug/17
Italy 65.40 Jun/17
Australia 65.30 Aug/17
Netherlands 63.90 Mar/17
South Korea 63.30 Aug/17
United States 62.90 Aug/17
Brazil 61.70 Jun/17
Germany 60.80 Mar/17
Japan 60.80 Jul/17
Mexico 59.80 Jul/17
Spain 58.84 Jun/17
Euro Area 56.80 Mar/17
Turkey 52.70 Jun/17
India 52.50 Dec/13