Belgium Unemployment Rate  1983-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Belgium remained unchanged at 6 percent in June from 6 percent in May of 2018. Unemployment Rate in Belgium averaged 8.32 percent from 1983 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 11 percent in October of 1983 and a record low of 6 percent in February of 2001.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-03-02 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 7.7% 7.7% 8.1%
2017-04-03 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 7% 7% 8%
2017-05-02 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.9% 7% 6.9%


Belgium Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.00 6.00 11.00 6.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4030.70 3952.70 4030.70 3010.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 308098.00 316908.00 533460.00 294870.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.10 68.60 68.60 63.60 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.10 3.30 5.70 2.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 16.40 16.40 26.30 14.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 110.20 109.80 110.20 80.10 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 140685.00 134570.00 142649.00 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 1490.00 1520.00 1630.00 1490.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1030.00 1040.00 1090.00 1030.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages 3445.00 3414.00 3445.00 2238.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 3120.00 3100.00 3120.00 2920.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 100.30 120.50 120.50 72.50 Index Points [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1890.00 1860.00 1890.00 1760.00 EUR/Month [+]
Productivity 100.30 93.80 112.60 82.40 Index Points [+]
Part Time Employment 1139.60 1148.40 1173.80 602.20 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.20 0.10 1.00 -0.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 63.90 64.10 64.10 55.70 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 3518.60 3515.10 3518.60 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 August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.00 6.00 11.00 6.00 1983 - 2018 percent Monthly
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Euro Area 8.30 Jun/18
Canada 5.80 Jul/18
Australia 5.40 Jun/18
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Russia 4.70 Jun/18
United Kingdom 4.00 Jun/18
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China 3.83 Jun/18
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India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 Jun/18
Mexico 3.40 Jun/18
Japan 2.40 Jun/18
Switzerland 2.40 Jul/18


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