Belgium Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate in Belgium remained unchanged at 8.50 percent in February of 2014 from 8.50 percent in January of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Belgium is reported by the National Bank of Belgium. Unemployment Rate in Belgium averaged 8.41 Percent from 1983 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 11 Percent in October of 1983 and a record low of 6.30 Percent in April of 1991. 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. 2014-04-23

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
8.50 8.50 11.00 6.30 8.50 | 2014/03 1983 - 2014 Percent Monthly

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Belgium Unemployment Rate
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CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2013-10-31 11:35 AM Belgium
Unemployment Rate
Sep 2013 8.9% 8.8% (R) 8.7% 8.7%
2013-11-29 03:00 PM Belgium
Unemployment Rate
Oct 2013 9.0% 8.9% 9%
2014-01-31 03:00 PM Belgium
Unemployment Rate
Dec 2013 8.4% 8.4% 8.4%
2014-02-28 10:00 AM Belgium
Unemployment Rate
Jan 2014 8.5% 8.5% 8.5%
2014-05-02 03:00 PM Belgium
Unemployment Rate
Mar 2014 8.5% 8.5%
2014-06-03 02:00 PM Belgium
Unemployment Rate
Apr 2014 8.6%
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Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Population 11.13 2013-12-31 11.08 11.13 9.12 11.15 2014-06-30 Million [+]
Employed Persons 3875.20 2013-11-15 3873.80 3900.40 3010.70 3869.37 2014-03-31 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 85411.00 2013-11-15 86139.00 90309.00 85411.00 83955.79 2014-03-31 [+]
Labour Costs 116.33 2013-11-15 116.18 116.33 -6.57 129.09 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.90 2013-09-30 3.70 5.70 2.90 4.03 2013-12-31 percent [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 2013-01-01 65.00 65.00 60.00 65.00 2013-12-31 [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.00 2013-01-01 65.00 65.00 60.00 65.00 2013-12-31 [+]
Unemployed Persons 446622.00 2014-02-15 461785.00 533460.00 294870.00 449218.16 2014-03-31 [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 24.10 2014-02-15 24.20 24.80 14.10 23.83 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Unemployment Rate 8.50 2014-02-15 8.50 11.00 6.30 8.50 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Minimum Wages 1501.80 2013-12-31 1501.80 1501.80 1074.40 1510.84 2014-01-31 EUR [+]
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Unemployment Rate | Notes
The unemployment rate can be defined as the number of people actively looking for a job divided by the labour force. Changes in unemployment depend mostly on inflows made up of non-employed people starting to look for jobs, of employed people who lose their jobs and look for new ones and of people who stop looking for employment.


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