Belgium Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Belgium unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.59%, a 0.36% decline from 2018.
  • Belgium unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.95%, a 1.14% decline from 2017.
  • Belgium unemployment rate for 2017 was 7.09%, a 0.74% decline from 2016.
  • Belgium unemployment rate for 2016 was 7.83%, a 0.65% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 17.24%
Spain 13.96%
New Caledonia 12.80%
French Polynesia 12.10%
Bahamas 10.36%
Barbados 10.33%
Italy 9.89%
Argentina 9.79%
Brunei 9.12%
Uruguay 8.73%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 8.66%
France 8.43%
Puerto Rico 8.19%
Channel Islands 7.49%
Cyprus 7.27%
Chile 7.09%
Croatia 6.94%
Finland 6.60%
Latvia 6.52%
Sweden 6.48%
Lithuania 6.35%
Portugal 6.33%
Saudi Arabia 5.93%
Belgium 5.59%
Canada 5.56%
Slovak Republic 5.56%
Luxembourg 5.36%
Guam 5.31%
Australia 5.27%
Estonia 5.12%
Ireland 4.93%
Denmark 4.91%
Austria 4.67%
Switzerland 4.58%
Slovenia 4.20%
South Korea 4.15%
Singapore 4.11%
New Zealand 4.07%
Panama 3.90%
Israel 3.86%
United Kingdom 3.85%
United States 3.68%
Hong Kong 3.63%
Poland 3.47%
Malta 3.47%
Hungary 3.40%
Norway 3.35%
Netherlands 3.20%
Germany 3.04%
Iceland 2.84%
Trinidad and Tobago 2.69%
Oman 2.67%
UAE 2.35%
Japan 2.29%
Macao 2.24%
Kuwait 2.18%
Czech Republic 1.93%
Bahrain 0.71%
Qatar 0.09%
Belgium Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 5.59% -0.36%
2018 5.95% -1.14%
2017 7.09% -0.74%
2016 7.83% -0.65%
2015 8.48% -0.04%
2014 8.52% 0.10%
2013 8.43% 0.88%
2012 7.54% 0.40%
2011 7.14% -1.15%
2010 8.29% 0.38%
2009 7.91% 0.93%
2008 6.98% -0.48%
2007 7.46% -0.79%
2006 8.25% -0.19%
2005 8.44% 1.08%
2004 7.36% -0.32%
2003 7.68% 0.77%
2002 6.91% 0.73%
2001 6.18% -0.41%
2000 6.59% -2.06%
1999 8.65% -0.67%
1998 9.32% 0.37%
1997 8.96% -0.53%
1996 9.48% 0.14%
1995 9.34% -0.31%
1994 9.65% 1.57%
1993 8.08% 1.38%
1992 6.70% -0.28%
1991 6.99% -0.28%