The number of unemployed persons in Belgium increased to 321599 in September of 2018 from 313293 in August of 2018. Unemployed Persons in Belgium averaged 420976 from 1980 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 533460 in February of 1985 and a record low of 294870 in June of 1980.

Unemployed Persons in Belgium is expected to be 318213.84 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 317683.74 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Belgium Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 317764.19 in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Belgium Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.30 6.50 11.00 6.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4056.40 4030.70 4056.40 3010.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 321599.00 313293.00 533460.00 294870.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 67.90 68.10 68.60 63.60 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.10 3.10 5.70 2.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 18.90 18.90 26.20 14.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 111.00 110.20 111.00 80.10 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 145757.00 140685.00 145757.00 70256.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1562.59 1562.59 1562.59 1074.44 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 3.70 3.60 6.80 -6.50 percent [+]
Population 11.41 11.35 11.41 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 [+]
Living Wage Family 1580.00 1600.00 1600.00 1520.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1090.00 1110.00 1110.00 1040.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages 3445.00 3414.00 3445.00 2238.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 3050.00 3090.00 3110.00 2910.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 100.30 120.50 120.50 72.50 Index Points [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1890.00 1870.00 1950.00 1770.00 EUR/Month [+]
Productivity 100.30 93.80 112.60 82.40 Index Points [+]
Part Time Employment 1140.80 1139.60 1173.80 602.20 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.40 0.30 1.00 -0.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 63.70 63.90 64.10 55.70 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 3502.50 3518.60 3518.60 2643.50 Thousand [+]


Belgium Unemployed Persons

In Belgium, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work. This page provides - Belgium Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Belgium Unemployed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
321599.00 313293.00 533460.00 294870.00 1980 - 2018 Monthly
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