Belgium Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

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 15.68%, a 0.07% 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

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
French Polynesia 36.92%
Greece 35.11%
New Caledonia 34.21%
Spain 32.90%
Barbados 30.22%
Brunei 30.03%
Italy 29.30%
Saudi Arabia 28.59%
Uruguay 27.05%
Argentina 25.35%
Bahamas 23.51%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 21.54%
Puerto Rico 19.74%
France 19.15%
Chile 18.97%
Portugal 18.45%
Croatia 17.82%
Sweden 17.78%
Finland 16.30%
Slovak Republic 16.21%
Channel Islands 15.86%
Kuwait 15.80%
Belgium 15.68%
Cyprus 15.62%
Luxembourg 14.89%
Guam 13.92%
Oman 13.19%
Ireland 13.07%
Estonia 12.56%
Lithuania 12.39%
Latvia 12.28%
Australia 12.06%
Poland 11.60%
United Kingdom 11.31%
New Zealand 11.23%
Hungary 11.09%
South Korea 10.97%
Canada 10.77%
Panama 10.04%
Hong Kong 10.03%
Denmark 9.82%
Norway 9.33%
Singapore 9.29%
Slovenia 9.11%
United States 8.54%
Austria 8.37%
Malta 8.24%
Iceland 7.80%
Switzerland 7.40%
UAE 7.34%
Israel 7.26%
Czech Republic 6.38%
Trinidad and Tobago 6.37%
Netherlands 6.35%
Macao 5.73%
Germany 5.42%
Bahrain 4.63%
Japan 3.67%
Qatar 0.38%
Belgium Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 15.68% -0.07%
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% 0.50%
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% 3.33%
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% -0.75%
1991 13.94% -0.75%