Belgium: Female labor force participation

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 Belgium

Female labor force participation rate

 Latest value 50.55
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 45.24
 Min - Max 37.97 - 50.83
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Belgium from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Belgium during that period was 45.24 percent with a minimum of 37.97 percent in 1991 and a maximum of 50.83 percent in 2022. The latest value from 2023 is 50.55 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 178 countries is 51.07 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Belgium - Female labor force participation - recent values

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Belgium - Female labor force participation - historical chart - 1991-2023




The female labor force participation rate is the percent of the female population ages 15 and older who are economically active. That includes the employed people as well as the unemployed people.
Definition: Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 5.36 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 5.56 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 5.32 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 5.90 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 14.49 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 54.92 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 46.89 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 50.55 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 59.45 2023 percent
 Self-employment 15.06 2022 percent
 Employment 5.03 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 5.60 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 116.80 Q3/2023 index points
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