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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Belgium

Belgium Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 5.7 % Sep/22
Youth Unemployment Rate 18 % Sep/22
Employed Persons 4292 Thousand Person | 4.292 Million Person 2Q/22
Employment Change  0.65 % 2Q/22
Employment Rate  66 % 2Q/22
Full Time Employment 3701 Thousand Person 2Q/22
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.4 % 2Q/22
Part Time Employment 1176 Thousand Persons 2Q/22
Unemployed Persons 256703 Persons | 0.257 Million Persons Sep/22


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Belgium - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Belgium?

  • Unemployment Rate in Belgium decreased to 5.7 % in September 2022. The maximum rate was 11 % and minimum was 4.9 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Central Bank.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
5.7 Sep/22 05.11.2022
5.8 Aug/22 01.10.2022
5.9 Jul/22 03.09.2022
5.5 Jun/22 06.08.2022
5.5 May/22 02.07.2022
5.7 Apr/22 04.06.2022
5.6 Mar/22 07.05.2022
5.6 Feb/22 02.04.2022


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 18 % in September 2022. The maximum rate was 26.1 % and minimum was 12.1 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
18 Sep/22 05.11.2022
14.5 Jun/22 06.08.2022
13.5 Mar/22 06.05.2022
16.4 Dec/21 05.02.2022
20 Sep/21 18.01.2022
19.3 Jun/21 31.07.2021
19 Mar/21 01.05.2021
16.6 Dec/20 06.02.2021


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 4292 Thousand Person (4.292 Million Person) in the second quarter of 2022. 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
4292 2Q/22 03.09.2022
4270 1Q/22 04.06.2022
4243 4Q/21 26.02.2022
4226 3Q/21 18.01.2022
4188 2Q/21 04.09.2021
4158 1Q/21 05.06.2021
4146 4Q/20 06.03.2021
4138 3Q/20 05.12.2020


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 0.65 % in the second quarter of 2022. The maximum change was 1.8 % and minimum was -0.93 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
0.65 2Q/22 03.09.2022
0.62 1Q/22 04.06.2022
0.37 4Q/21 26.02.2022
0.69 3Q/21 18.01.2022
0.7 2Q/21 04.09.2021
0.07 1Q/21 05.06.2021
0.35 4Q/20 06.03.2021
0.23 3Q/20 05.12.2020


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 66 % in the second quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 65.8 % and minimum was 55.7 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
66 2Q/22 17.09.2022
66.4 1Q/22 16.07.2022
66.2 4Q/21 05.05.2022
66.4 3Q/21 22.01.2022
65 2Q/21 23.10.2021
63.6 1Q/21 04.08.2021
64.5 4Q/20 24.04.2021
65.1 3Q/20 19.12.2020


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 3701 Thousand Person in the second quarter of 2022. 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
3701 2Q/22 17.09.2022
3738 1Q/22 11.08.2022
3696 4Q/21 19.03.2022
3679 3Q/21 18.01.2022
3621 2Q/21 25.09.2021
3558 1Q/21 24.07.2021
3589 4Q/20 27.03.2021
3612 3Q/20 12.12.2020


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 2.4 % in the second quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 5.7 % and minimum was 2 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
2.4 2Q/22 10.10.2022
2.4 4Q/21 06.05.2022
2.3 1Q/22 05.05.2022
2.6 3Q/21 17.02.2022
2.6 2Q/21 18.01.2022
2.8 1Q/21 17.07.2021
2.7 4Q/20 10.07.2021
2.3 3Q/20 19.12.2020


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 1176 Thousand Persons in the second quarter of 2022. 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
1176 2Q/22 17.09.2022
1148 1Q/22 11.08.2022
1180 4Q/21 19.03.2022
1194 3Q/21 18.01.2022
1147 2Q/21 25.09.2021
1104 1Q/21 24.07.2021
1142 4Q/20 27.03.2021
1150 3Q/20 12.12.2020


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 256703 Persons (0.257 Million Persons) in September 2022. The maximum rate was 533460 Persons and minimum was 281099 Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
256703 Sep/22 29.10.2022
265427 Aug/22 01.10.2022
262165 Jul/22 03.09.2022
252787 Jun/22 30.07.2022
260991 May/22 02.07.2022
271398 Apr/22 04.06.2022
268215 Mar/22 30.04.2022
273535 Feb/22 02.04.2022


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 2022 65 65
Wages 2016 3849.76 USD/Month 3801.21
Job Vacancies 2Q/22 213.822 K 205.877
Labor Force Participation Rate 2Q/22 70 % 70.2
Living Wage Individual 2018 1229.416 USD/Month 1251.974

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Austria Oct/22 6 % 5.7
Ireland Nov/22 4.4 % 4.5
Luxembourg Oct/22 4.9 % 4.9
Spain 3Q/22 12.67 % 12.48
Iceland Oct/22 2.8 % 3.6
Norway Sep/22 3.2 % 3.3
Belarus Dec/21 3.9 % 4.05
Belgium Sep/22 5.7 % 5.8
Bulgaria Oct/22 4.3 % 4.2
Croatia Oct/22 6.5 % 6.1
Cyprus Sep/22 8 % 8.3
Czech Republic Oct/22 3.5 % 3.5
Denmark Oct/22 2.2 % 2.2
Estonia 3Q/22 5.6 % 5.8
Euro Area Sep/22 6.6 % 6.7
European Union Sep/22 6 % 6
Finland Oct/22 5.8 % 6.7
France 3Q/22 7.3 % 7.4
Germany Nov/22 5.6 % 5.5
Greece Sep/22 11.8 % 12.1
Hungary Oct/22 3.6 % 3.7
Italy Sep/22 7.9 % 7.9
Latvia 3Q/22 6.9 % 6.6
Lithuania Oct/22 8.3 % 8.1
Macedonia 2Q/22 14.5 % 14.8
Malta 2Q/22 2.9 % 3.2
Moldova 2Q/22 2.4 % 3
Montenegro Sep/22 19.08 % 19.16
Netherlands Oct/22 3.7 % 3.8
Poland Oct/22 5.1 % 5.1
Portugal 3Q/22 5.8 % 5.7
Romania Sep/22 5.2 % 5.1
Russia Oct/22 3.9 % 3.9
Serbia 3Q/22 8.9 % 8.9
Slovakia Oct/22 5.9 % 6.1
Slovenia Sep/22 5.3 % 5.5
Sweden Oct/22 7.1 % 6.5
Switzerland Oct/22 1.9 % 1.9
Turkey Sep/22 10.1 % 9.8
Ukraine 4Q/21 10.6 % 9.2
United Kingdom Aug/19 3.9 %
Liechtenstein 2020 1.9 % 1.5
Albania 2Q/22 11.5 % 11.7
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sep/22 31.53 % 30.17
Kosovo 3Q/21 17.7 % 20.5