Belgium Labor Force Participation Rate  1999-2017 | Data | Chart

Labor Force Participation Rate in Belgium increased to 68.40 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 from 67.50 percent in the third quarter of 2016. Labor Force Participation Rate in Belgium averaged 66.45 percent from 1999 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 68.40 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 and a record low of 63.60 percent in the second quarter of 2001.

Belgium Labor Force Participation Rate
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Belgium Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.00 7.00 11.00 6.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3977.60 3959.70 3977.60 3010.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 349905.00 360132.00 533460.00 294870.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.40 67.50 68.40 63.60 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.20 5.70 2.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.10 19.10 26.50 14.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.30 108.10 108.90 80.11 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 112987.00 111352.00 112987.00 70256.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1531.93 1531.93 1531.93 1074.44 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 2.10 1.90 6.80 -6.40 percent [+]
Population 11.31 11.24 11.31 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 0.30 0.40 1.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 63.40 62.20 63.40 55.70 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 3467.90 3421.30 3467.90 2643.50 Thousand [+]
Productivity 100.10 112.60 112.60 82.40 Index Points [+]
Wages High Skilled 3020.00 2970.00 3020.00 2800.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 93.10 110.10 123.50 76.00 Index Points [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1850.00 1840.00 1850.00 1800.00 EUR/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 1159.00 1107.60 1173.80 602.20 Thousand [+]
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 Labor Force Participation Rate Notes

The labour force participation rates is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population. This page provides the latest reported value for - Belgium Labor Force Participation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Belgium Labor Force Participation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
68.40 67.50 68.40 63.60 1999 - 2016 percent Quarterly



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