The number of unemployed persons in Belgium decreased to 297977 in March of 2020 from 305031 in February of 2020.

Unemployed Persons in Belgium averaged 416509.48 from 1980 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 533460 in February of 1985 and a record low of 281099 in May of 2019. This page provides - Belgium Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Belgium Unemployed Persons - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on May of 2020.

Unemployed Persons in Belgium is expected to be 311462.69 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in Belgium to stand at 312189.58 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Belgium Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 312266.47 in 2021 and 312270.15 in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Belgium Unemployed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
297977.00 305031.00 533460.00 281099.00 1980 - 2020 Monthly
Volume, NSA

Belgium Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.30 5.20 11.00 5.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4177.90 4153.40 4177.90 3010.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 297977.00 305031.00 533460.00 281099.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.90 69.60 69.60 63.60 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.20 2.20 5.70 2.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 14.50 14.50 26.10 12.70 percent [+]
Labour Costs 106.00 106.30 106.30 75.60 points [+]
Job Vacancies 139420.00 140948.00 149180.00 70256.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1593.81 1593.81 1593.81 1074.44 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 3.40 3.90 6.80 -6.50 percent [+]
Population 11.46 11.40 11.46 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 [+]
Full Time Employment 3578.50 3604.00 3606.20 2643.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 1201.20 1201.90 1201.90 602.20 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.34 0.30 1.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Employment Rate 65.30 65.80 65.80 55.70 percent [+]
Wages 3558.00 3489.00 3558.00 2238.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 3050.00 3090.00 3110.00 2910.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 129.20 97.90 129.20 72.50 points [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1890.00 1870.00 1950.00 1770.00 EUR/Month [+]


Belgium Unemployed Persons
In Belgium, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.