Unemployment Rate in Belgium increased to 5.30 percent in December from 5.20 percent in November of 2019. Belgium Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2020 from its official source.

Unemployment Rate in Belgium averaged 8.21 percent from 1983 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 11 percent in October of 1983 and a record low of 5.20 percent in November of 2019. This page provides the latest reported value for - Belgium Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.

Unemployment Rate in Belgium is expected to be 5.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Belgium to stand at 5.30 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Belgium Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 5.30 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Belgium Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.30 5.20 11.00 5.20 1983 - 2019 percent Monthly

Belgium Unemployment Rate
In Belgium, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.