Belgium - Labor force

Labor force, female (% of total labor force)

Labor force, female (% of total labor force) in Belgium was 45.95 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 27 years was 46.05 in 2015, while its lowest value was 39.09 in 1990.

Definition: Female labor force as a percentage of the total show the extent to which women are active in the labor force. Labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.

Source: Derived using data from International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database and World Bank population estimates. Labor data retrieved in November 2017.

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Year Value
1990 39.09
1991 39.86
1992 40.46
1993 41.10
1994 41.21
1995 41.41
1996 41.52
1997 41.88
1998 42.22
1999 42.87
2000 42.99
2001 42.34
2002 42.77
2003 42.98
2004 43.64
2005 43.94
2006 44.20
2007 44.47
2008 44.74
2009 44.93
2010 45.14
2011 45.24
2012 45.27
2013 45.65
2014 45.98
2015 46.05
2016 45.93
2017 45.95

Labor force, total

The value for Labor force, total in Belgium was 5,031,000 as of 2017. As the graph below shows, over the past 27 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 5,031,000 in 2017 and a minimum value of 3,948,780 in 1990.

Definition: Labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes people who are currently employed and people who are unemployed but seeking work as well as first-time job-seekers. Not everyone who works is included, however. Unpaid workers, family workers, and students are often omitted, and some countries do not count members of the armed forces. Labor force size tends to vary during the year as seasonal workers enter and leave.

Source: Derived using data from International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database and World Bank population estimates. Labor data retrieved in November 2017.

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Year Value
1990 3,948,780
1991 4,037,581
1992 4,076,603
1993 4,100,340
1994 4,163,095
1995 4,195,135
1996 4,197,546
1997 4,218,308
1998 4,255,081
1999 4,367,014
2000 4,411,192
2001 4,307,597
2002 4,350,502
2003 4,381,793
2004 4,465,106
2005 4,616,084
2006 4,634,876
2007 4,722,767
2008 4,766,141
2009 4,788,136
2010 4,887,447
2011 4,871,460
2012 4,912,371
2013 4,968,899
2014 4,984,415
2015 5,000,922
2016 5,012,069
2017 5,031,000

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Labor force structure