Belgium Unemployment Rate 1983-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Belgium remained unchanged at 8.50 percent in February of 2015 from 8.50 percent in January of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Belgium averaged 8.42 percent from 1983 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 11 percent in October of 1983 and a record low of 6.30 percent in April of 1991. Unemployment Rate in Belgium is reported by the National Bank of Belgium.

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Belgium Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.50 8.50 11.00 6.30 1983 - 2015 percent Monthly
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 - Belgium Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Belgium Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Sunday, April 26, 2015.

Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-01-30 10:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Dec
8.4% 8.5% 8.5%
2015-03-02 10:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
8.5% 8.4% 8.4%
2015-03-31 10:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
8.5% 8.5% 8.5%
2015-04-30 10:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
8.5% 8.6%
2015-06-03 10:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Apr
8.7%
2015-06-30 10:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  May
8.8%


Belgium Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.50 8.50 11.00 6.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3882.60 3878.80 3896.00 3010.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 414494.00 428217.00 533460.00 294870.00 [+]
Job Vacancies 70256.00 89831.00 102551.00 70256.00 [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.50 4.30 5.70 2.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 22.60 22.60 24.80 14.10 percent [+]
Labour Costs 117.62 117.53 117.62 -6.57 Index Points [+]
Population 11.20 11.16 11.20 9.12 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 0.10 0.00 0.60 -0.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.04 67.91 68.26 63.63 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 1501.82 1501.82 1501.82 1074.44 EUR [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.10 Mar/15 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 5.90 Feb/15 5.30 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Mar/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Mar/15 4.05 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.30 Feb/15 11.40 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Nov/14 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.80 Feb/15 4.80 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.70 Feb/15 12.60 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Feb/15 3.60 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.33 Feb/15 4.51 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.00 Mar/15 7.10 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.90 Mar/15 5.80 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.70 Mar/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.78 Feb/15 23.70 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.40 Mar/15 3.50 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 11.30 Jan/15 10.90 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 Feb/15 5.70 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.50 Mar/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]