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

Unemployment Rate in Belgium increased to 7.90 percent in December from 7.80 percent in November of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Belgium averaged 8.41 percent from 1983 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 11 percent in October of 1983 and a record low of 6.20 percent in July of 2001. Unemployment Rate in Belgium is reported by the National Bank of Belgium.

Belgium Unemployment Rate
Please Paste this Code in your Website

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.90 7.80 11.00 6.20 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 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 February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-12-01 10:00 AM Oct 8.7% 8.7% 8.7%
2016-01-07 10:00 AM Nov 7.8% 7.8% 8.7%
2016-02-02 10:00 AM Dec 7.9% 7.8% 7.8%
2016-03-01 10:00 AM Jan 7.9% 7.9%
2016-04-01 09:00 AM Feb 7.9%
2016-04-29 09:00 AM Mar 7.8%

Belgium Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.90 7.80 11.00 6.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3817.60 3813.10 3896.00 3010.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 352080.00 383034.00 533460.00 294870.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 67.70 67.00 68.30 63.60 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.20 4.30 5.70 2.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 22.70 22.30 24.80 14.10 percent [+]
Labour Costs 103.12 103.06 117.53 -6.57 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 98758.00 100198.00 102551.00 70256.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1501.82 1501.82 1501.82 1074.44 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth -0.50 -0.10 6.60 -6.40 percent [+]
Population 11.26 11.16 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 0.10 0.20 0.60 -0.30 percent [+]
Employment Rate 62.10 61.40 62.70 55.70 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 3451.00 3357.10 3457.70 2643.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 1065.10 1108.80 1173.80 602.20 Thousand [+]
Productivity 112.30 99.80 112.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Wages High Skilled 2850.00 2800.00 2850.00 2800.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 92.20 108.70 123.90 71.30 Index Points [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1800.00 1800.00 1800.00 1800.00 EUR/Month [+]




Last
Djibouti 54.00 Dec/10
Congo 46.10 Dec/13
Bosnia and Herzegovina 42.73 Nov/15
Haiti 40.60 Dec/10
Kenya 40.00 Dec/11
Kosovo 35.30 Dec/14
Yemen 29.00 Dec/11
Swaziland 28.50 Dec/10
Namibia 28.10 Dec/14
Palestine 27.40 Sep/15
Republic of the Congo 26.60 Dec/10
Angola 26.00 Dec/14
South Africa 25.50 Sep/15
Macedonia 25.48 Sep/15
Lesotho 25.30 Dec/08
Greece 24.47 Oct/15
Equatorial Guinea 22.30 Dec/09
Gambia 22.00 Dec/10
Guyana 21.00 Dec/11
Spain 20.90 Dec/15
Botswana 20.00 Dec/13
Libya 19.50 Dec/11
Sudan 19.50 Dec/14
Croatia 17.90 Dec/15
Albania 17.50 Sep/15
Serbia 17.30 Sep/15
Montenegro 17.24 Dec/15
Mozambique 17.00 Dec/07
Ethiopia 16.80 Dec/15
Armenia 16.60 Sep/15
Iraq 16.40 Dec/14
Gabon 16.00 Dec/10
Cape Verde 15.80 Dec/14
Bahamas 15.70 Dec/14
Cyprus 15.70 Dec/15
Tunisia 15.30 Sep/15
Oman 15.00 Dec/11
Syria 14.90 Dec/12
Eritrea 14.50 Dec/84
Dominican Republic 14.00 Sep/15
Jordan 13.80 Sep/15
New Caledonia 13.80 Dec/09
Sao Tome and Principe 13.60 Dec/12
Senegal 13.40 Dec/15
Zambia 13.30 Dec/14
Jamaica 13.10 Sep/15
Mauritania 12.85 Dec/14
Egypt 12.80 Sep/15
Georgia 12.40 Dec/14
Puerto Rico 12.20 Dec/15
South Sudan 12.00 Dec/08
Barbados 11.90 Jun/15
Portugal 11.90 Sep/15
Slovenia 11.70 Nov/15
Maldives 11.60 Dec/13
Italy 11.40 Dec/15
Zimbabwe 11.30 Dec/14
Belize 11.10 Dec/14
East Timor 11.00 Dec/13
Austria 10.90 Jan/16
Iran 10.70 Dec/15
Uzbekistan 10.70 Dec/13
Slovakia 10.63 Dec/15
Algeria 10.60 Sep/14
France 10.60 Sep/15
Turkmenistan 10.60 Dec/13
Turkey 10.50 Oct/15
Euro Area 10.40 Dec/15
Tanzania 10.30 Dec/14
Bulgaria 10.00 Dec/15
Nigeria 9.90 Sep/15
Poland 9.80 Dec/15
Latvia 9.70 Sep/15
Morocco 9.50 Dec/15
Ukraine 9.40 Sep/15
Costa Rica 9.20 Sep/15
Finland 9.20 Dec/15
European Union 9.00 Dec/15
Lithuania 9.00 Dec/15
Suriname 8.90 Dec/14
Colombia 8.60 Dec/15
Ireland 8.60 Jan/16
Mali 8.20 Dec/14
Afghanistan 8.00 Dec/13
Belgium 7.90 Dec/15
Fiji 7.90 Dec/14
Chad 7.80 Dec/12
Burundi 7.70 Dec/12
Central African Republic 7.60 Dec/12
Bolivia 7.40 Dec/13
Mauritius 7.40 Sep/15
Uruguay 7.40 Dec/15
Canada 7.20 Jan/16
Comoros 7.00 Dec/12
El Salvador 7.00 Dec/14
Brazil 6.90 Dec/15
Brunei 6.90 Dec/14
Togo 6.90 Dec/13
Nicaragua 6.80 Dec/14
Luxembourg 6.70 Dec/15
Romania 6.70 Dec/15
Sweden 6.70 Dec/15
Burkina Faso 6.60 Dec/14
Malawi 6.60 Dec/13
Netherlands 6.60 Dec/15
Lebanon 6.40 Dec/14
Mongolia 6.30 Sep/15
Paraguay 6.30 Sep/15
Czech Republic 6.20 Dec/15
Hungary 6.20 Dec/15
Indonesia 6.18 Sep/15
Pakistan 6.00 Dec/14
Venezuela 6.00 Dec/15
Argentina 5.90 Sep/15
Australia 5.80 Dec/15
Chile 5.80 Dec/15
Russia 5.80 Dec/15
Peru 5.70 Dec/15
Philippines 5.70 Dec/15
Saudi Arabia 5.70 Jun/15
Cayman Islands 5.60 Dec/15
Ivory Coast 5.30 Dec/13
Malta 5.30 Sep/15
New Zealand 5.30 Dec/15
Estonia 5.20 Sep/15
Ghana 5.20 Dec/13
Israel 5.20 Dec/15
United Kingdom 5.10 Nov/15
Azerbaijan 5.00 Dec/13
Kazakhstan 5.00 Nov/15
Sri Lanka 5.00 Sep/15
India 4.90 Dec/13
United States 4.90 Jan/16
Seychelles 4.70 Dec/14
North Korea 4.60 Dec/13
Norway 4.60 Nov/15
Denmark 4.50 Dec/15
Germany 4.50 Dec/15
Bangladesh 4.30 Dec/13
Honduras 4.30 Dec/13
Ecuador 4.28 Nov/15
United Arab Emirates 4.20 Dec/12
China 4.05 Dec/15
Myanmar 4.02 Dec/13
Cameroon 4.00 Dec/13
Mexico 3.96 Dec/15
Taiwan 3.88 Dec/15
Guinea 3.80 Dec/12
Liberia 3.80 Dec/14
Uganda 3.80 Dec/13
Bahrain 3.70 Dec/12
Switzerland 3.70 Dec/15
Kuwait 3.50 Dec/13
Rwanda 3.40 Dec/12
South Korea 3.40 Dec/15
Hong Kong 3.30 Dec/15
Japan 3.30 Dec/15
Moldova 3.30 Sep/15
Sierra Leone 3.30 Dec/14
Malaysia 3.20 Nov/15
Trinidad and Tobago 3.20 Jun/15
Bhutan 2.90 Dec/14
Guatemala 2.90 Jun/14
Cuba 2.70 Dec/14
Nepal 2.70 Dec/13
Panama 2.50 Dec/15
Papua New Guinea 2.50 Dec/14
Tajikistan 2.50 Nov/15
Liechtenstein 2.40 Dec/14
Vietnam 2.31 Dec/15
Iceland 2.30 Dec/15
Kyrgyzstan 2.30 Sep/15
Niger 2.25 Dec/08
Macau 1.90 Dec/15
Singapore 1.90 Dec/15
Guinea Bissau 1.80 Dec/10
Laos 1.40 Dec/13
Madagascar 1.20 Dec/12
Benin 1.00 Dec/13
Thailand 0.65 Dec/15
Belarus 0.50 Dec/14
Cambodia 0.30 Dec/13
Qatar 0.20 Dec/14