Belgium Unemployment Rate  1983-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Belgium increased to 8.40 percent in May from 8.30 percent in April of 2016. Unemployment Rate in Belgium averaged 8.41 percent from 1983 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 11 percent in October of 1983 and a record low of 6 percent in February of 2001. Unemployment Rate in Belgium is reported by the National Bank of Belgium.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.40 8.30 11.00 6.00 1983 - 2016 percent Monthly
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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 July of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-29 09:00 AM Mar 8.5% 8.6% 8.6%
2016-05-31 09:00 AM Apr 8.7% 8.6% 8.5%
2016-07-01 09:00 AM May 8.4% 8.3% 8.8%
2016-07-29 09:00 AM Jun 8.4% 8.6%
2016-08-31 08:50 AM Jul 8.7%
2016-09-30 09:00 AM Aug 8.9%

Belgium Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.40 8.30 11.00 6.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3921.70 3913.10 3921.70 3010.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 378453.00 369110.00 533460.00 294870.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 67.70 67.70 68.30 63.60 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.20 4.50 5.70 2.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 20.30 20.30 26.00 14.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.50 108.11 108.94 80.11 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 97773.00 82239.00 102551.00 70256.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1501.82 1501.82 1501.82 1074.44 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 0.30 -0.40 6.50 -6.40 percent [+]
Population 11.26 11.20 11.26 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 [+]
Employment Change 0.20 0.10 1.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 61.60 61.80 62.70 55.70 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 3430.40 3451.00 3457.70 2643.50 Thousand [+]
Wages High Skilled 3020.00 2970.00 3020.00 2800.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 121.90 92.30 123.90 71.30 Index Points [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1850.00 1840.00 1850.00 1800.00 EUR/Month [+]
Productivity 93.50 101.00 112.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Part Time Employment 1078.00 1065.10 1173.80 602.20 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 1930.00 2050.00 2050.00 1930.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1110.00 1150.00 1150.00 1110.00 EUR/Month [+]




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