Unemployment rate

  •  08/02/2018
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Unemployment rate

percentage of active population

 1990200020102011201220132014201520162016//19902016//2011
Belgium6.66.98.37.27.68.48.58.57.80.61.6
EU-28--8.99.69.710.510.910.29.48.6---2.4
//: average growth rates

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

Unemployment rate by sex - Belgium

percentage of active population

 1995200020102011201220132014201520162016//19952016//2011
females12.78.58.57.27.48.27.97.87.6-2.41.1
males7.65.68.17.17.78.79.09.18.10.32.7
//: average growth rates

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

Unemployment rate by age - Belgium

percentage of active population

 1995200020102011201220132014201520162016//19952016//2011
15-2421.515.222.418.719.823.723.222.120.1-0.31.5
25-548.35.87.36.46.77.47.67.77.1-0.72.1
55-644.03.24.64.04.55.45.45.65.71.77.3
//: average growth rates

break in time series: 1999

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

Unemployment rate by education - Belgium

percentage of active population

 1992200020102011201220132014201520162016//19922016//2011
less than primary, primary and lower secondary education9.410.315.313.914.015.816.216.815.92.22.7
upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education6.56.88.16.87.88.28.88.78.10.93.6
tertiary education3.02.74.53.83.94.94.74.64.21.42.0
//: average growth rates

break in time series: 2001, 2005, 2011, 2014

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

Long-term unemployment rate - Belgium

percentage of active population

 1999200520102011201220132014201520162016//19992016//2011
long-term unemployment4.94.44.03.53.43.94.34.44.0-1.22.7
//: average growth rates

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

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