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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Belgium

Belgium Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 5.6 % Jan/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 16.6 % Dec/20
Employed Persons 4146 Thousand Person | 4.146 Million Person 4Q/20
Employment Change  0.35 % 4Q/20
Employment Rate  65.1 % 3Q/20
Full Time Employment 3612 Thousand Person 3Q/20
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.3 % 3Q/20
Part Time Employment 1150 Thousand Persons 3Q/20
Unemployed Persons 333101 Persons | 0.333 Million Persons Jan/21


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Belgium - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Belgium?

  • Unemployment Rate in Belgium decreased to 5.6 % in January 2021. The maximum rate was 11 % and minimum was 4.9 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Central Bank.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
5.6 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
5.1 Aug/20 03.10.2020
5.5 Jul/20 05.09.2020
5.5 Jun/20 30.07.2020


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 16.6 % in December 2020. The maximum rate was 26.1 % and minimum was 11.9 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
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
12.9 Mar/19 04.06.2019


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 4146 Thousand Person (4.146 Million Person) in the forth 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
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
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 increased by 0.35 % in the forth 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
0.35 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
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 increased to 65.1 % in the third 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 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 increased to 3612 Thousand Person in the third 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
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
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 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 increased to 1150 Thousand Persons in the third 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
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
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 increased to 333101 Persons (0.333 Million Persons) in January 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
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
333852 Aug/20 03.10.2020
301449 Jul/20 29.08.2020
324022 Jun/20 01.08.2020


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 3Q/20 131.378 K 124.404
Labor Force Participation Rate 3Q/20 69.6 % 67.6
Living Wage Individual 2018 1229.416 USD/Month 1251.974

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Austria Feb/21 10.7 % 11.4
Ireland Feb/21 5.8 % 5.8
Luxembourg Jan/21 6.4 % 6.4
Spain 4Q/20 16.13 % 16.26
Iceland Jan/21 8.2 % 7.4
Norway Nov/20 5 % 5.2
Belarus Dec/19 0.2 % 0.3
Belgium Jan/21 5.6 % 5.8
Bulgaria Jan/21 7 % 6.7
Croatia Jan/21 9.8 % 9.5
Cyprus Jan/21 6.8 % 7.3
Czech Republic Feb/21 4.3 % 4.3
Denmark Jan/21 4.4 % 4.4
Estonia 4Q/20 7.4 % 7.7
Euro Area Jan/21 8.1 % 8.1
European Union Jan/21 7.3 % 7.5
Finland Jan/21 8.7 % 7.8
France 4Q/20 8 % 9.1
Germany Jan/21 4.6 % 4.6
Greece Nov/20 16.2 % 16.4
Hungary Jan/21 4.3 % 4.1
Italy Dec/20 9 % 8.8
Latvia 4Q/20 7.9 % 8.4
Lithuania Jan/21 16.4 % 16.1
Macedonia 4Q/20 16.1 % 16.5
Malta 3Q/20 4.6 % 4.4
Moldova 3Q/20 3.4 % 4.2
Montenegro Jan/21 20.37 % 20.48
Netherlands Jan/21 3.6 % 3.9
Poland Jan/21 6.5 % 6.2
Portugal 4Q/20 7.1 % 7.8
Romania Dec/20 4.9 % 5.1
Russia Jan/21 5.8 % 5.9
Serbia 4Q/20 9.9 % 9
Slovakia Jan/21 7.8 % 7.6
Slovenia Dec/20 8.9 % 8.6
Sweden Jan/21 9.3 % 8.2
Switzerland Feb/21 3.6 % 3.7
Turkey Nov/20 12.9 % 12.7
Ukraine 3Q/20 9.5 % 9.9
United Kingdom Aug/19 3.9 %
Liechtenstein 2019 1.5 % 1.7
Albania 3Q/20 11.6 % 12.5
Bosnia and Herzegovina Dec/20 33.69 % 33.65
Kosovo 3Q/20 24.6 % 27.2