Unemployment Rate in Belgium increased to 5.70 percent in July from 5.60 percent in June of 2019. Unemployment Rate in Belgium averaged 8.25 percent from 1983 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 11 percent in October of 1983 and a record low of 5.50 percent in February of 2019.

Unemployment Rate in Belgium is expected to be 5.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Belgium to stand at 5.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Belgium Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 5.30 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Belgium Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.70 5.60 11.00 5.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4116.10 4099.80 4116.10 3010.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 292344.00 303791.00 533460.00 281099.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.40 69.20 69.20 63.60 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.40 2.70 5.70 2.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 14.80 14.80 26.10 13.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 113.80 113.20 113.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 147698.00 141730.00 149180.00 70256.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1593.81 1593.81 1593.81 1074.44 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 3.20 3.20 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 3489.00 3445.00 3489.00 2238.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 3050.00 3090.00 3110.00 2910.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 124.50 94.10 124.50 72.50 Index Points [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1890.00 1870.00 1950.00 1770.00 EUR/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 1158.50 1158.40 1175.40 602.20 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.37 0.38 1.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 64.50 65.20 65.20 55.70 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 3550.70 3600.20 3600.20 2643.50 Thousand [+]


Belgium Unemployment Rate

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 September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.70 5.60 11.00 5.50 1983 - 2019 percent Monthly
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