Employment rate

  •  08/02/2018

In 2016, the employment rate in Belgium was 67.7%. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must increase.

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Employment rate

percentage of working age population (20-64)

 19932000200520102011201220132014201520162016//19932016//2011
Belgium61.266.366.567.667.367.267.267.367.267.70.40.1
EU-28----67.968.668.668.468.469.270.171.0--0.7
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS), lfsa_ergan, lfsa_ergacob, lfsa_ergaed, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 30/10/2017).

Employment rate by sex - Belgium

percentage of working age population (20-64)

 19932000200520102011201220132014201520162016//19932016//2011
females48.956.458.661.661.561.762.162.963.063.01.10.5
males73.476.174.373.573.072.772.371.671.372.3-0.1-0.2
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS), lfsa_ergan, lfsa_ergacob, lfsa_ergaed, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 30/10/2017).

Employment rate by age - Belgium

percentage of working age population

 19932000200520102011201220132014201520162016//19932016//2011
25-5473.677.978.380.079.379.379.079.178.579.10.30.0
55-6422.226.331.837.338.739.541.742.744.045.43.23.2
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS), lfsa_ergan, lfsa_ergacob, lfsa_ergaed, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 30/10/2017).

Employment rate by education - Belgium

percentage of working age population (20-64)

 19922000200520102011201220132014201520162016//19922016//2011
less than primary, primary and lower secondary education48.751.248.848.447.347.146.846.645.645.6-0.3-0.7
upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education67.069.168.869.168.968.568.667.267.267.70.0-0.3
tertiary education83.985.482.881.982.081.881.082.081.882.2-0.10.0
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS), lfsa_ergan, lfsa_ergacob, lfsa_ergaed, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 30/10/2017).

Employment rate by nationality - Belgium

percentage of working age population (20-64)

 200620102011201220132014201520162016//20062016//2011
Belgians67.868.868.768.668.768.668.569.00.20.1
EU-28 citizens except Belgians61.565.165.165.163.665.766.467.81.00.8
non-EU citizens36.340.339.638.939.940.542.741.71.41.0
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS), lfsa_ergan, lfsa_ergacob, lfsa_ergaed, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 30/10/2017).

Employment rate by nationality: difference between Belgians and non-EU citizens - Belgium

percentage points; working age population (20-64)

 200620102011201220132014201520162016//20062016//2011
difference31.528.529.129.728.828.125.827.3-1.4-1.3
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), European Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS), lfsa_ergan, lfsa_ergacob, lfsa_ergaed, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 30/10/2017).

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This indicator is also included in another database of the Federal Planning Bureau, additionally providing regional data for Belgium: the indicators of the innovation system.