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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Belgium

Belgium Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 5.5 % Jul/20
Youth Unemployment Rate 13 % Jun/20
Employed Persons 4122 Thousand Person | 4.122 Million Person 2Q/20
Employment Change  -0.93 % 2Q/20
Employment Rate  65.1 % 1Q/20
Full Time Employment 3562 Thousand Person 1Q/20
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.3 % 1Q/20
Part Time Employment 1203 Thousand Persons 1Q/20
Unemployed Persons 301449 Persons | 0.301 Million Persons Jul/20


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Belgium - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Belgium?

  • Unemployment Rate in Belgium remained unchanged at 5.5 % in July 2020. The maximum rate was 11 % and minimum was 5 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Central Bank.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
5.5 Jul/20 05.09.2020
5.5 Jun/20 30.07.2020
5.4 May/20 02.07.2020
5.6 Apr/20 06.06.2020
5.3 Mar/20 30.04.2020
5.2 Feb/20 01.04.2020
5.3 Jan/20 14.03.2020
5.3 Dec/19 08.02.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Unemployment Rate in Belgium by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Charles Yves 11.10.2014 - 6.8000 6.3000 7.6000 6.3000 -7.35%


Latest data on Youth Unemployment Rate (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate
                     Belgium - Historical Data (%)

What is Youth Unemployment Rate in Belgium?

  • Youth Unemployment Rate in Belgium remained unchanged at 13 % in June 2020. The maximum rate was 26.1 % and minimum was 11.9 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
13 Jun/20 30.07.2020
11.9 Mar/20 02.05.2020
15.1 Dec/19 30.01.2020
12.9 Sep/19 04.11.2019
14.1 Jun/19 29.10.2019
12.9 Mar/19 04.06.2019
12.9 Dec/18 02.04.2019
15.7 Sep/18 09.01.2019


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate in Belgium by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Charles Yves 11.10.2014 - 21.5000 17.7000 22.7000 16.2000 -17.67%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     Belgium - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in Belgium?

  • Number of Employed Persons in Belgium decreased to 4122 Thousand Person (4.122 Million Person) in the second quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 4178 Thousand Person and minimum was 3011 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by Central Bank.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
4122 2Q/20 05.09.2020
4172 1Q/20 30.05.2020
4178 4Q/19 29.02.2020
4153 3Q/19 30.11.2019
4116 2Q/19 29.10.2019
4100 1Q/19 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in Belgium by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Change  (%)

Employment Change 
                     Belgium - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Change rate in Belgium?

  • Employment Change in Belgium decreased by 0.93 % in the second quarter of 2020. The maximum change was 1.8 % and minimum was -0.93 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
-0.93 2Q/20 05.09.2020
-0.24 1Q/20 30.05.2020
0.34 4Q/19 29.02.2020
0.3 3Q/19 30.11.2019
0.37 2Q/19 29.10.2019
0.38 1Q/19 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by QoQ prime ministers (%)

Employment Change  in Belgium by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Rate  (%)

Employment Rate 
                     Belgium - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Rate in Belgium?

  • Employment Rate in Belgium decreased to 65.1 % in the first quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 65.8 % and minimum was 55.7 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
65.1 1Q/20 20.06.2020
65.3 4Q/19 21.04.2020
65.8 3Q/19 18.01.2020
65.6 2Q/19 29.10.2019
65.2 4Q/18 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by QoQ prime ministers (%)

Employment Rate  in Belgium by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Full Time Employment (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment
                     Belgium - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

What is the number of full-time workers in Belgium?

  • Full Time Employment in Belgium decreased to 3562 Thousand Person in the first quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 3606 Thousand Person and minimum was 2644 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
3562 1Q/20 18.06.2020
3578 4Q/19 15.04.2020
3604 3Q/19 20.01.2020
3606 2Q/19 13.11.2019
3551 1Q/19 29.10.2019
3600 4Q/18 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment in Belgium by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Long Term Unemployment Rate (%)

Long Term Unemployment Rate
                     Belgium - Historical Data (%)

What is Long Term Unemployment Rate in Belgium?

  • Long Term Unemployment Rate in Belgium increased to 2.3 % in the first quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 5.7 % and minimum was 2.2 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
2.3 1Q/20 17.06.2020
2.2 4Q/19 21.04.2020
2.2 3Q/19 20.01.2020
2.4 2Q/19 13.11.2019
2.4 1Q/19 29.10.2019
2.7 4Q/18 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Long Term Unemployment Rate in Belgium by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Part Time Employment (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment
                     Belgium - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

What is Part Time Employment in Belgium?

  • Part Time Employment in Belgium increased to 1203 Thousand Persons in the first quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 1203 Thousand Persons and minimum was 602 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
1203 1Q/20 24.06.2020
1201 4Q/19 15.04.2020
1202 3Q/19 20.01.2020
1182 2Q/19 13.11.2019
1158 1Q/19 29.10.2019
1158 4Q/18 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment in Belgium by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployed Persons (Persons)

Unemployed Persons
                     Belgium - Historical Data (Persons)

How many Unemployed Persons are in Belgium?

  • Number of Unemployed Persons in Belgium decreased to 301449 Persons (0.301 Million Persons) in July 2020. The maximum rate was 533460 Persons and minimum was 281099 Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
301449 Jul/20 29.08.2020
324022 Jun/20 01.08.2020
327467 May/20 04.07.2020
296498 Apr/20 06.06.2020
297977 Mar/20 02.05.2020
305031 Feb/20 04.04.2020
301232 Jan/20 29.02.2020
286176 Dec/19 08.02.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Persons)

Unemployed Persons in Belgium by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Belgium

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2018 65 65
Wages 2016 3849.76 USD/Month 3801.21
Job Vacancies 2Q/20 124.404 K 129.17
Labor Force Participation Rate 1Q/20 68.6 % 68.9
Living Wage Individual 2018 1229.416 USD/Month 1251.974

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Austria Aug/20 9 % 9.2
Ireland Aug/20 5.2 % 5.1
Luxembourg Aug/20 6.4 % 6.6
Spain 2Q/20 15.33 % 14.41
Iceland Jul/20 6.4 % 4.1
Norway Jun/20 5.2 % 4.6
Belarus Jul/20 0.2 % 0.2
Belgium Jul/20 5.5 % 5.5
Bulgaria Jul/20 7.9 % 8.3
Croatia Aug/20 9 % 9
Cyprus Jul/20 6.9 % 9.8
Czech Republic Aug/20 3.8 % 3.8
Denmark Jul/20 5.2 % 5.5
Estonia 2Q/20 7.1 % 5
Euro Area Jul/20 7.9 % 7.7
European Union Jul/20 7.2 % 7.1
Finland Jul/20 7.7 % 7.9
France 2Q/20 7.1 % 7.8
Germany Jul/20 4.4 % 4.3
Greece Jun/20 18.3 % 17.3
Hungary Jul/20 4.8 % 4.6
Italy Jul/20 9.7 % 9.3
Latvia 2Q/20 8.6 % 7.4
Lithuania Aug/20 13.7 % 12.8
Macedonia 2Q/20 16.7 % 16.2
Malta 1Q/20 3.3 % 3.2
Moldova 2Q/20 4.2 % 4.1
Montenegro Jul/20 18.26 % 18.06
Netherlands Aug/20 4.6 % 4.5
Poland Jul/20 6.1 % 6.1
Portugal 2Q/20 5.6 % 6.7
Romania Jul/20 5.4 % 5.3
Russia Aug/20 6.4 % 6.3
Serbia 2Q/20 7.3 % 9.7
Slovakia Aug/20 7.6 % 7.7
Slovenia Jul/20 9.2 % 9.2
Sweden Aug/20 8.8 % 8.9
Switzerland Aug/20 3.3 % 3.2
Turkey Jun/20 13.4 % 12.9
Ukraine 1Q/20 8.6 % 8.7
United Kingdom Aug/19 3.9 %
Liechtenstein 2018 1.7 % 1.9
Albania 2Q/20 12.5 % 11.9
Bosnia and Herzegovina Jun/20 34.38 % 34.5
Kosovo 1Q/20 25 % 25.9