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

Unemployment Rate in Belgium decreased to 6.90 percent in October from 7.10 percent in September of 2017. Unemployment Rate in Belgium averaged 8.37 percent from 1983 until 2017, 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%
2018-01-09 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.9%
2018-01-31 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate
2018-03-01 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate


Belgium Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.90 7.10 11.00 6.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3946.30 3992.60 3992.60 3010.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 343544.00 350247.00 533460.00 294870.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 67.60 67.50 68.40 63.60 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.80 3.90 5.70 2.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 22.70 22.70 26.20 14.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.80 109.20 109.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 130137.00 123689.00 130137.00 70256.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1531.93 1531.93 1531.93 1074.44 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 2.60 1.10 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 [+]
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 111.90 101.80 123.50 76.00 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 1156.20 1060.70 1173.80 602.20 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.30 0.50 1.00 -0.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 62.80 62.20 63.40 55.70 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 3407.20 3459.30 3467.90 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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.90 7.10 11.00 6.00 1983 - 2017 percent Monthly
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