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

Unemployment Rate in Belgium decreased to 8.60 percent in May of 2015 from 8.70 percent in April 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
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.60 8.70 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. Content for - Belgium Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Sunday, July 5, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-04-30 10:00 AM Mar 8.5% 8.5% 8.6%
2015-06-03 10:00 AM Apr 8.5% 8.5% 8.6%
2015-06-30 10:00 AM May 8.6% 8.7% (R) 8.5%
2015-07-31 10:00 AM Jun 8.6% 8.5%
2015-09-01 10:00 AM Jul 8.4%
2015-09-30 10:00 AM Aug 8.3%

Belgium Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.60 8.70 11.00 6.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3891.60 3886.10 3896.00 3010.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 398594.00 382086.00 533460.00 294870.00 [+]
Job Vacancies 77955.00 70256.00 102551.00 70256.00 [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.50 4.30 5.70 2.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.90 20.30 24.80 14.10 percent [+]
Labour Costs 103.11 103.12 117.53 -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 0.20 0.10 0.60 -0.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 67.95 68.04 68.26 63.63 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 1501.82 1501.82 1501.82 1074.44 EUR/Month [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.00 May/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.70 May/15 6.40 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 May/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Mar/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.10 May/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Mar/15 10.40 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 May/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.81 Mar/15 5.94 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.40 May/15 12.40 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.30 May/15 3.30 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.45 May/15 4.31 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.90 May/15 7.00 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.60 May/15 5.80 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 May/15 3.70 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.78 Mar/15 23.70 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.20 May/15 3.30 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.60 Mar/15 11.20 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.50 Apr/15 5.50 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.30 Jun/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]