Labor Force Participation Rate in Belgium remained unchanged at 69.20 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 from 69.20 percent in the third quarter of 2018. Labor Force Participation Rate in Belgium averaged 66.63 percent from 1999 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 69.20 percent in the third quarter of 2018 and a record low of 63.60 percent in the second quarter of 2001.

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Belgium Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.60 5.50 11.00 5.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4099.80 4084.20 4099.80 3010.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 303791.00 281099.00 533460.00 281099.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 69.20 69.20 69.20 63.60 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.40 2.70 5.70 2.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 14.80 14.80 26.10 13.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 113.20 112.70 113.20 80.10 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 147698.00 141730.00 149180.00 70256.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1593.81 1593.81 1593.81 1074.44 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 3.20 3.20 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 124.50 94.10 124.50 72.50 Index Points [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1890.00 1870.00 1950.00 1770.00 EUR/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 1158.50 1158.40 1175.40 602.20 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.38 0.40 1.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 64.50 65.20 65.20 55.70 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 3550.70 3600.20 3600.20 2643.50 Thousand [+]


Belgium Labor Force Participation Rate

The labour force participation rates is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population. This page provides the latest reported value for - Belgium Labor Force Participation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Belgium Labor Force Participation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
69.20 69.20 69.20 63.60 1999 - 2018 percent Quarterly




Country Last Previous
United Kingdom 79.30 May/19
France 72.00 Jun/19
Netherlands 71.20 Jul/19
Indonesia 69.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 68.30 Mar/19
Russia 67.70 Mar/19
Singapore 67.70 Dec/18
Australia 66.10 Jul/19
Italy 65.70 Jun/19
Canada 65.60 Jul/19
South Korea 64.00 Jul/19
United States 63.00 Jul/19
Japan 62.30 Jun/19
Brazil 62.10 Jun/19
Germany 61.50 Mar/19
Mexico 60.50 Jun/19
South Africa 59.80 Jun/19
Spain 58.74 Jun/19
Euro Area 57.10 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 56.40 Mar/19
Turkey 52.80 May/19
India 49.80 Dec/18
Argentina 47.00 Mar/19


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