Belgium: Labor cost

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 Belgium

Labor cost index

 Latest value 117.6
 Reference Q1 2024
 Measure index points
 Data availability Q1 2000 - Q1 2024
 Average 87.33
 Min - Max 64 - 117.6
 Source Eurostat
For that indicator, we provide data for Belgium from Q1 2000 to Q1 2024. The average value for Belgium during that period was 87.33 index points with a minimum of 64 index points in Q1 2000 and a maximum of 117.6 index points in Q4 2023. Click on the following link to see the values of Labor cost index around the world.
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Belgium - Labor cost - recent values

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Belgium - Labor cost - historical chart - 2000-2024
Measure: index points
Source: Eurostat


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Definition: The index reflects the level of the total compensation of employees in the economy. Labor costs are defined as core expenditure borne by employers for the purpose of employing staff. They include employee compensation, with wages and salaries in cash and in kind, employers' social security contributions and employment taxes regarded as labor costs minus any subsidies received.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 5.38 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 5.56 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 4.85 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 6.15 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 14.49 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 54.92 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 46.85 2023 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 116.70 Q3/2023 index points
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