Unemployment Rate in Belgium decreased to 6.30 percent in September from 6.50 percent in August of 2018. Unemployment Rate in Belgium averaged 8.31 percent from 1983 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 11 percent in October of 1983 and a record low of 6 percent in February of 2001.

Belgium Unemployment Rate
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-03-02 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 7.7% 7.7% 8.1%
2017-04-03 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 7% 7% 8%
2017-05-02 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 6.9% 7% 6.9%


Belgium Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.30 6.50 11.00 6.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4056.40 4030.70 4056.40 3010.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 321599.00 313293.00 533460.00 294870.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 67.90 68.10 68.60 63.60 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.10 3.10 5.70 2.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 18.90 18.90 26.20 14.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 111.00 110.20 111.00 80.10 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 145757.00 140685.00 145757.00 70256.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1562.59 1562.59 1562.59 1074.44 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 3.70 3.60 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 3445.00 3414.00 3445.00 2238.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 3050.00 3090.00 3110.00 2910.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 100.30 120.50 120.50 72.50 Index Points [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1890.00 1870.00 1950.00 1770.00 EUR/Month [+]
Productivity 100.30 93.80 112.60 82.40 Index Points [+]
Part Time Employment 1140.80 1139.60 1173.80 602.20 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.40 0.30 1.00 -0.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 63.70 63.90 64.10 55.70 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 3502.50 3518.60 3518.60 2643.50 Thousand [+]


Belgium Unemployment Rate

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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.30 6.50 11.00 6.00 1983 - 2018 percent Monthly
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South Africa 27.50 Sep/18
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Turkey 11.10 Aug/18
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Argentina 9.60 Jun/18
France 9.10 Jun/18
Euro Area 8.10 Sep/18
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Canada 5.80 Oct/18
Indonesia 5.34 Jun/18
Australia 5.00 Oct/18
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United Kingdom 4.10 Sep/18
South Korea 3.90 Oct/18
China 3.82 Sep/18
Netherlands 3.70 Oct/18
United States 3.70 Oct/18
Mexico 3.60 Sep/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 Sep/18
Switzerland 2.40 Oct/18
Japan 2.30 Sep/18
Singapore 2.10 Sep/18


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