The number of unemployed persons in Belgium increased to 327467 in May of 2020 from 296498 in April of 2020.

Unemployed Persons in Belgium averaged 416078.44 from 1980 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 533460 in February of 1985 and a record low of 281099 in May of 2019. This page provides - Belgium Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Belgium Unemployed Persons - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on July of 2020.

Unemployed Persons in Belgium is expected to be 311462.69 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in Belgium to stand at 312189.58 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Belgium Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 312266.47 in 2021 and 312270.15 in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Belgium Unemployed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
327467.00 296498.00 533460.00 281099.00 1980 - 2020 Monthly
Volume, NSA

Belgium Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.40 5.30 11.00 5.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4172.20 4177.90 4177.90 3010.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 327467.00 296498.00 533460.00 281099.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.90 69.60 69.60 63.60 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.30 2.20 5.70 2.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.90 11.90 26.10 11.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 107.80 106.00 107.80 75.60 points [+]
Job Vacancies 129170.00 139420.00 149180.00 70256.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1593.81 1593.81 1593.81 1074.44 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 3.40 3.90 6.80 -6.50 percent [+]
Population 11.46 11.40 11.46 9.13 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.00 65.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Full Time Employment 3562.40 3578.50 3606.20 2643.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 1203.30 1201.20 1203.30 602.20 Thousand [+]
Wages 3558.00 3489.00 3558.00 2238.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 129.20 97.90 129.20 72.50 points [+]
Employment Change -0.24 0.34 1.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 65.10 65.30 65.80 55.70 percent [+]


Belgium Unemployed Persons
In Belgium, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.