Labor Force Participation Rate in Belgium increased to 69.30 percent in the second quarter of 2019 from 68.40 percent in the first quarter of 2019.

Labor Force Participation Rate in Belgium averaged 66.69 percent from 1999 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 69.30 percent in the second quarter of 2019 and a record low of 63.60 percent in the second quarter of 2001. This page provides the latest reported value for - Belgium Labor Force Participation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.

Labor Force Participation Rate in Belgium is expected to be 68.07 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Labor Force Participation Rate in Belgium to stand at 68.29 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Belgium Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 68.22 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Belgium Labor Force Participation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
69.30 68.40 69.30 63.60 1999 - 2019 percent Quarterly

Belgium Labor Force Participation Rate
The labour force participation rates is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population.

Belgium Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.20 5.60 11.00 5.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4153.40 4116.10 4153.40 3010.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 294809.00 287277.00 533460.00 281099.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 69.30 68.40 69.30 63.60 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.20 2.40 5.70 2.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.90 12.90 26.10 12.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 106.30 105.60 106.30 75.60 points [+]
Job Vacancies 140948.00 138968.00 149180.00 70256.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1593.81 1593.81 1593.81 1074.44 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 3.10 2.20 6.80 -6.50 percent [+]
Population 11.41 11.35 11.41 9.13 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.00 65.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 1580.00 1600.00 1600.00 1520.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1090.00 1110.00 1110.00 1040.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages 3489.00 3445.00 3489.00 2238.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 3050.00 3090.00 3110.00 2910.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 102.80 124.90 124.90 72.50 points [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1890.00 1870.00 1950.00 1770.00 EUR/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 1201.90 1181.80 1201.90 602.20 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.30 0.20 1.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 65.80 65.60 65.80 55.70 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 3604.00 3606.20 3606.20 2643.50 Thousand [+]