Belgium Unemployment Rate  1983-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Belgium decreased to 6.80 percent in April from 6.90 percent in March of 2017. Unemployment Rate in Belgium averaged 8.37 percent from 1983 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 11 percent in September of 1983 and a record low of 6 percent in January of 2001.

Belgium Unemployment Rate
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-03 09:00 AM Feb 7% 7% 8%
2017-05-02 09:00 AM Mar 6.9% 7% 6.9%
2017-05-31 09:00 AM Apr 6.8% 6.9% 6.9%
2017-08-31 09:00 AM Jun 6.7%
2017-08-31 09:00 AM May 6.8% 6.8%
2017-10-02 09:00 AM Aug 6.6%


Belgium Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.80 6.90 11.00 6.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3979.00 3977.60 3979.00 3010.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 334570.00 336031.00 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 21.50 21.50 26.30 14.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.00 108.00 108.90 80.10 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 123689.00 112987.00 123689.00 70256.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1531.93 1531.93 1531.93 1074.44 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 1.70 2.30 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 0.10 1.80 -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 93.80 100.10 112.60 82.40 Index Points [+]
Wages High Skilled 3020.00 2970.00 3020.00 2800.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 123.00 93.40 123.50 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 Unemployment Rate Notes

In Belgium, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Belgium Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Belgium Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.80 6.90 11.00 6.00 1983 - 2017 percent Monthly
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