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

Unemployment Rate in Belgium remained unchanged at 7 percent in February from 7 percent in January of 2017. Unemployment Rate in Belgium averaged 8.39 percent from 1983 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 11 percent in September of 1983 and a record low of 6 percent in February of 2001.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-01-31 10:00 AM Dec 7.6% 7.6% 8%
2017-03-02 10:00 AM Jan 7.7% 7.7% 8.1%
2017-04-03 09:00 AM Feb 7% 7% 8%
2017-05-02 09:00 AM Mar 7% 8.2%
2017-05-31 09:00 AM Apr 8.1%
2017-07-03 09:00 AM May 7.9%




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 360132.00 388225.00 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 62.20 62.00 62.70 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 Unemployment Rate Notes

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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.00 7.00 11.00 6.00 1983 - 2017 percent Monthly
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