Belgium - Unemployment

Unemployment, female (% of female labor force) (national estimate)

Unemployment, female (% of female labor force) (national estimate) in Belgium was 7.60 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 45 years was 18.60 in 1982, while its lowest value was 2.70 in 1971.

Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in November 2017.

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Year Value
1971 2.70
1972 3.30
1973 3.90
1974 4.70
1975 7.70
1976 10.50
1977 10.80
1978 13.10
1979 12.80
1980 15.00
1981 18.00
1982 18.60
1983 17.80
1984 18.30
1985 17.80
1986 17.90
1987 17.60
1988 15.20
1989 13.00
1990 11.40
1991 10.60
1992 9.50
1993 10.80
1994 12.40
1995 12.20
1996 12.40
1997 11.60
1998 11.70
1999 10.20
2000 8.30
2001 6.90
2002 7.80
2003 8.00
2004 8.30
2005 9.50
2006 9.30
2007 8.40
2008 7.60
2009 8.10
2010 8.50
2011 7.20
2012 7.40
2013 8.20
2014 7.90
2015 7.80
2016 7.60

Unemployment, female (% of female labor force) (modeled ILO estimate)

Unemployment, female (% of female labor force) (modeled ILO estimate) in Belgium was 7.20 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 26 years was 12.40 in 1996, while its lowest value was 6.90 in 2001.

Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in November 2017.

See also:

Year Value
1991 10.60
1992 9.50
1993 10.80
1994 12.40
1995 12.20
1996 12.40
1997 11.50
1998 11.70
1999 10.20
2000 8.30
2001 6.90
2002 7.80
2003 8.00
2004 8.30
2005 9.50
2006 9.30
2007 8.40
2008 7.60
2009 8.10
2010 8.50
2011 7.20
2012 7.40
2013 8.20
2014 7.90
2015 7.80
2016 7.60
2017 7.20

Unemployment, male (% of male labor force) (national estimate)

Unemployment, male (% of male labor force) (national estimate) in Belgium was 8.10 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 45 years was 9.50 in 1982, while its lowest value was 1.90 in 1971.

Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in November 2017.

See also:

Year Value
1971 1.90
1972 2.30
1973 2.20
1974 2.20
1975 3.70
1976 4.30
1977 3.10
1978 5.00
1979 3.90
1980 5.50
1981 7.50
1982 9.50
1983 8.10
1984 8.00
1985 7.40
1986 7.10
1987 7.30
1988 6.90
1989 5.30
1990 4.60
1991 4.60
1992 4.80
1993 6.20
1994 7.70
1995 7.30
1996 7.40
1997 7.10
1998 7.60
1999 7.50
2000 5.30
2001 5.60
2002 6.20
2003 7.40
2004 6.60
2005 7.60
2006 7.40
2007 6.70
2008 6.50
2009 7.70
2010 8.10
2011 7.10
2012 7.60
2013 8.60
2014 9.00
2015 9.10
2016 8.10

Unemployment, male (% of male labor force) (modeled ILO estimate)

Unemployment, male (% of male labor force) (modeled ILO estimate) in Belgium was 7.50 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 26 years was 9.10 in 2015, while its lowest value was 4.60 in 1991.

Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in November 2017.

See also:

Year Value
1991 4.60
1992 4.80
1993 6.20
1994 7.70
1995 7.30
1996 7.40
1997 7.10
1998 7.60
1999 7.50
2000 5.30
2001 5.60
2002 6.20
2003 7.40
2004 6.70
2005 7.60
2006 7.40
2007 6.70
2008 6.50
2009 7.70
2010 8.10
2011 7.10
2012 7.70
2013 8.60
2014 9.00
2015 9.10
2016 8.10
2017 7.50

Unemployment, total (% of total labor force) (national estimate)

Unemployment, total (% of total labor force) (national estimate) in Belgium was 7.80 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 45 years was 13.00 in 1982, while its lowest value was 2.10 in 1971.

Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in November 2017.

See also:

Year Value
1971 2.10
1972 2.70
1973 2.80
1974 3.00
1975 5.10
1976 6.50
1977 5.70
1978 7.90
1979 7.00
1980 9.10
1981 11.40
1982 13.00
1983 11.70
1984 11.90
1985 11.30
1986 11.30
1987 11.30
1988 10.10
1989 8.30
1990 7.20
1991 7.00
1992 6.70
1993 8.10
1994 9.60
1995 9.30
1996 9.50
1997 9.00
1998 9.30
1999 8.60
2000 6.60
2001 6.20
2002 6.90
2003 7.70
2004 7.40
2005 8.40
2006 8.20
2007 7.50
2008 7.00
2009 7.90
2010 8.30
2011 7.10
2012 7.50
2013 8.40
2014 8.50
2015 8.50
2016 7.80

Unemployment, total (% of total labor force) (modeled ILO estimate)

Unemployment, total (% of total labor force) (modeled ILO estimate) in Belgium was 7.40 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 26 years was 9.60 in 1994, while its lowest value was 6.20 in 2001.

Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in November 2017.

See also:

Year Value
1991 7.00
1992 6.70
1993 8.10
1994 9.60
1995 9.30
1996 9.50
1997 9.00
1998 9.30
1999 8.60
2000 6.60
2001 6.20
2002 6.90
2003 7.70
2004 7.40
2005 8.40
2006 8.20
2007 7.50
2008 7.00
2009 7.90
2010 8.30
2011 7.10
2012 7.50
2013 8.40
2014 8.50
2015 8.50
2016 7.80
2017 7.40

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Unemployment