Employment Rate in Belgium increased to 65.80 percent in the third quarter of 2019 from 65.60 percent in the second quarter of 2019. Employment Rate in Belgium averaged 60.84 percent from 1992 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 65.80 percent in the third quarter of 2019 and a record low of 55.70 percent in the second quarter of 1994.

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Belgium Employment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
65.80 65.60 65.80 55.70 1992 - 2019 percent Quarterly
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Belgium Employment Rate
In Belgium, the employment rate measures the number of people who have a job as a percentage of the working age population.

Belgium Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.20 5.60 11.00 5.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4153.40 4116.10 4153.40 3010.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 294809.00 287277.00 533460.00 281099.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 69.30 68.40 69.30 63.60 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.20 2.40 5.70 2.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.90 12.90 26.10 12.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 106.30 105.60 106.30 75.60 points [+]
Job Vacancies 140948.00 138968.00 149180.00 70256.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1593.81 1593.81 1593.81 1074.44 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 3.10 2.20 6.80 -6.50 percent [+]
Population 11.41 11.35 11.41 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 [+]
Living Wage Family 1580.00 1600.00 1600.00 1520.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1090.00 1110.00 1110.00 1040.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages 3489.00 3445.00 3489.00 2238.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 3050.00 3090.00 3110.00 2910.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 102.80 124.90 124.90 72.50 points [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1890.00 1870.00 1950.00 1770.00 EUR/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 1201.90 1181.80 1201.90 602.20 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.30 0.20 1.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 65.80 65.60 65.80 55.70 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 3604.00 3606.20 3606.20 2643.50 Thousand [+]