Belgium: Unemployment rate

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 Belgium

Unemployment rate, percent

 Latest value 5.5
 Reference February 2024
 Measure percent
 Data availability April 1986 - February 2024
 Average 7.75
 Min - Max 4.8 - 10.4
 Source Eurostat
For that indicator, we provide data for Belgium from April 1986 to February 2024. The average value for Belgium during that period was 7.75 percent with a minimum of 4.8 percent in April 2020 and a maximum of 10.4 percent in October 1986. Click on the following link to see the values of Unemployment rate, percent around the world.
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Belgium - Unemployment rate  - recent values

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Belgium - Unemployment rate  - historical chart - 1986-2024
Measure: percent
Source: Eurostat


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Definition: The unemployment rate represents the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

 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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