The number of unemployed persons in Belgium increased to 302916 in August of 2019 from 292344 in July of 2019. Unemployed Persons in Belgium averaged 418272.83 from 1980 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 533460 in February of 1985 and a record low of 281099 in May of 2019.

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Belgium Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.50 5.50 11.00 5.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4116.10 4099.80 4116.10 3010.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 302916.00 292344.00 533460.00 281099.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.40 69.20 69.20 63.60 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.40 2.70 5.70 2.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 14.10 14.10 26.10 13.30 percent [+]
Labour Costs 113.80 113.20 113.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 138968.00 147698.00 149180.00 70256.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1593.81 1593.81 1593.81 1074.44 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 2.10 3.50 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 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 0.37 0.38 1.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 65.60 64.50 65.60 55.70 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 3550.70 3600.20 3600.20 2643.50 Thousand [+]


Belgium Unemployed Persons

In Belgium, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work. This page provides - Belgium Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Belgium Unemployed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
302916.00 292344.00 533460.00 281099.00 1980 - 2019 Monthly
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