Belgium Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Belgium youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 14.25%, a 1.5% decline from 2018.
  • Belgium youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 15.75%, a 3.48% decline from 2017.
  • Belgium youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 19.23%, a 0.87% decline from 2016.
  • Belgium youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 20.10%, a 2.03% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
New Caledonia 39.33%
French Polynesia 37.78%
Greece 35.11%
Spain 32.61%
Barbados 30.15%
Saudi Arabia 29.63%
Uruguay 29.40%
Italy 29.22%
Argentina 25.97%
Bahamas 24.50%
Brunei 21.70%
Puerto Rico 20.43%
Sweden 20.22%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 19.88%
Chile 19.62%
France 19.54%
Portugal 18.29%
Finland 17.09%
Luxembourg 16.82%
Croatia 16.62%
Slovak Republic 16.11%
Cyprus 16.04%
Kuwait 15.73%
Guam 15.54%
Channel Islands 15.34%
Belgium 14.25%
Panama 13.03%
Ireland 12.56%
Latvia 12.48%
Lithuania 11.87%
Australia 11.84%
Oman 11.55%
Singapore 11.50%
Hungary 11.40%
New Zealand 11.16%
Estonia 11.09%
United Kingdom 11.08%
Canada 11.04%
Denmark 10.05%
Norway 9.88%
Poland 9.84%
South Korea 9.82%
Malta 9.16%
Trinidad and Tobago 9.12%
Hong Kong 8.57%
Austria 8.51%
Iceland 8.48%
United States 8.30%
Slovenia 8.15%
Switzerland 7.98%
Bahrain 7.31%
UAE 7.19%
Netherlands 6.77%
Israel 6.68%
Germany 5.75%
Czech Republic 5.63%
Macao 4.95%
Japan 3.89%
Qatar 0.47%
Belgium Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 14.25% -1.50%
2018 15.75% -3.48%
2017 19.23% -0.87%
2016 20.10% -2.03%
2015 22.13% -1.11%
2014 23.24% -0.49%
2013 23.73% 3.95%
2012 19.78% 1.03%
2011 18.75% -3.65%
2010 22.40% 0.49%
2009 21.91% 3.99%
2008 17.92% -0.85%
2007 18.77% -1.67%
2006 20.44% -1.01%
2005 21.45% 3.94%
2004 17.51% -1.50%
2003 19.01% 3.32%
2002 15.69% 0.31%
2001 15.38% 0.10%
2000 15.28% -7.31%
1999 22.59% 2.21%
1998 20.38% -0.88%
1997 21.26% 0.76%
1996 20.50% -1.07%
1995 21.57% -0.33%
1994 21.90% 3.46%
1993 18.44% 5.24%
1992 13.20% -0.74%
1991 13.94% -0.74%