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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Belgium

Belgium Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 5.3 % Apr/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 14.4 % Mar/21
Employed Persons 4158 Thousand Person | 4.158 Million Person 1Q/21
Employment Change  0.07 % 1Q/21
Employment Rate  64.5 % 4Q/20
Full Time Employment 3589 Thousand Person 4Q/20
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.3 % 3Q/20
Part Time Employment 1142 Thousand Persons 4Q/20
Unemployed Persons 305034 Persons | 0.305 Million Persons Apr/21


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Belgium - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Belgium?

  • Unemployment Rate in Belgium decreased to 5.3 % in April 2021. The maximum rate was 11 % and minimum was 4.9 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Central Bank.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
5.3 Apr/21 05.06.2021
5.8 Mar/21 01.05.2021
5.7 Feb/21 06.04.2021
5.6 Jan/21 06.03.2021
5.8 Dec/20 06.02.2021
6.1 Nov/20 08.01.2021
5.1 Oct/20 02.12.2020
5.2 Sep/20 31.10.2020


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 14.4 % in March 2021. The maximum rate was 26.1 % and minimum was 11.9 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
14.4 Mar/21 01.05.2021
16.6 Dec/20 06.02.2021
18.3 Sep/20 31.10.2020
15.7 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


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 increased to 4158 Thousand Person (4.158 Million Person) in the first quarter of 2021. 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
4158 1Q/21 05.06.2021
4146 4Q/20 06.03.2021
4138 3Q/20 05.12.2020
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


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 increased by 0.07 % in the first quarter of 2021. The maximum change was 1.8 % and minimum was -0.93 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
0.07 1Q/21 05.06.2021
0.35 4Q/20 06.03.2021
0.23 3Q/20 05.12.2020
-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


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 64.5 % in the forth 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
64.5 4Q/20 24.04.2021
65.1 3Q/20 19.12.2020
64.2 2Q/20 17.10.2020
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 3589 Thousand Person in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 3612 Thousand Person and minimum was 2644 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
3589 4Q/20 27.03.2021
3612 3Q/20 12.12.2020
3576 2Q/20 26.09.2020
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


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 third quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 5.7 % and minimum was 2 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
2.3 3Q/20 19.12.2020
2 2Q/20 17.10.2020
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 decreased to 1142 Thousand Persons in the forth 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
1142 4Q/20 27.03.2021
1150 3Q/20 12.12.2020
1127 2Q/20 26.09.2020
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


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 305034 Persons (0.305 Million Persons) in April 2021. The maximum rate was 533460 Persons and minimum was 281099 Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
305034 Apr/21 05.06.2021
306917 Mar/21 01.05.2021
315044 Feb/21 03.04.2021
333101 Jan/21 06.03.2021
286842 Dec/20 30.01.2021
313149 Nov/20 02.01.2021
306184 Oct/20 05.12.2020
308807 Sep/20 29.10.2020


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 2020 65 65
Wages 2016 3849.76 USD/Month 3801.21
Job Vacancies 4Q/20 115.553 K 131.378
Labor Force Participation Rate 4Q/20 68.5 % 69.6
Living Wage Individual 2018 1229.416 USD/Month 1251.974

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Austria May/21 7.7 % 8.6
Ireland Apr/21 5.8 % 5.8
Luxembourg Apr/21 6.1 % 6.1
Spain 1Q/21 15.98 % 16.13
Iceland Apr/21 8.6 % 8.3
Norway Mar/21 5 % 4.8
Belarus Dec/20 0.2 % 0.2
Belgium Apr/21 5.3 % 5.8
Bulgaria Apr/21 6.1 % 6.5
Croatia May/21 8.2 % 8.9
Cyprus Apr/21 9.4 % 8
Czech Republic May/21 3.9 % 4.1
Denmark Apr/21 4.6 % 4.5
Estonia 1Q/21 7.1 % 7.4
Euro Area Apr/21 8 % 8.1
European Union Apr/21 7.3 % 7.3
Finland Apr/21 9 % 8.1
France 4Q/20 8 % 9.1
Germany Apr/21 4.4 % 4.5
Greece Mar/21 16.3 % 16.6
Hungary Apr/21 4.3 % 4.5
Italy Apr/21 10.7 % 10.4
Latvia 1Q/21 8.1 % 7.9
Lithuania May/21 13.8 % 14.3
Macedonia 1Q/21 16 % 16.1
Malta 4Q/20 4.4 % 4.6
Moldova 1Q/21 4.3 % 3.6
Montenegro Apr/21 24.32 % 23.83
Netherlands May/21 3.3 % 3.4
Poland Apr/21 6.3 % 6.4
Portugal 1Q/21 7.1 % 7.3
Romania Apr/21 5.7 % 5.8
Russia Apr/21 5.2 % 5.4
Serbia 4Q/20 9.9 % 9
Slovakia May/21 7.9 % 8
Slovenia Mar/21 9 % 9
Sweden Apr/21 9.4 % 10
Switzerland May/21 3.1 % 3.3
Turkey Apr/21 13.9 % 13
Ukraine 4Q/20 10.1 % 9.5
United Kingdom Aug/19 3.9 %
Liechtenstein 2020 1.9 % 1.5
Albania 1Q/21 12.6 % 12.3
Bosnia and Herzegovina Mar/21 33.4 % 33.68
Kosovo 3Q/20 24.6 % 27.2