The number of unemployed persons in Belgium increased to 294809 in November of 2019 from 287277 in October of 2019. Unemployed Persons in Belgium averaged 417502.43 from 1980 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 533460 in February of 1985 and a record low of 281099 in May of 2019.

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Belgium Unemployed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
294809.00 287277.00 533460.00 281099.00 1980 - 2019 Monthly
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Belgium Unemployed Persons
In Belgium, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.

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 2.40 2.40 5.70 2.40 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 1181.80 1158.50 1181.80 602.20 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 3606.20 3550.70 3606.20 2643.50 Thousand [+]