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 2018 was 6.32%, a 0.76% 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.
  • Belgium unemployment rate for 2015 was 8.48%, a 0.04% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 19.21%
Spain 15.49%
New Caledonia 13.62%
French Polynesia 12.02%
Bahamas 11.85%
Puerto Rico 11.44%
Italy 10.21%
Barbados 9.57%
Argentina 9.48%
Brunei 9.22%
France 9.18%
Croatia 8.85%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 8.41%
Cyprus 8.11%
Uruguay 7.96%
Latvia 7.86%
Finland 7.76%
Channel Islands 7.29%
Chile 7.22%
Portugal 6.86%
Slovak Republic 6.76%
Sweden 6.44%
Belgium 6.32%
Lithuania 6.01%
Canada 5.92%
Saudi Arabia 5.92%
Ireland 5.69%
Guam 5.61%
Slovenia 5.51%
Estonia 5.51%
Luxembourg 5.47%
Australia 5.39%
Denmark 4.98%
Switzerland 4.88%
Austria 4.79%
Malta 4.58%
New Zealand 4.52%
United Kingdom 3.95%
Israel 3.95%
United States 3.93%
Panama 3.92%
Norway 3.92%
Netherlands 3.88%
South Korea 3.80%
Singapore 3.77%
Poland 3.67%
Hungary 3.66%
Germany 3.43%
Oman 3.11%
Iceland 2.92%
Trinidad and Tobago 2.83%
Hong Kong 2.78%
UAE 2.58%
Japan 2.45%
Czech Republic 2.40%
Kuwait 2.08%
Macao 2.02%
Bahrain 0.96%
Qatar 0.14%
Belgium Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 6.32% -0.76%
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% -0.29%
1991 6.99% -0.29%