Belgium Unemployment Rate 1960-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Belgium unemployment rate for 2022 was 5.56%, a 0.7% decline from 2021.
  • Belgium unemployment rate for 2021 was 6.26%, a 0.71% increase from 2020.
  • Belgium unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.55%, a 0.19% increase from 2019.
  • Belgium unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.36%, a 0.59% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Spain 12.92%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 12.86%
Greece 12.43%
French Polynesia 11.80%
New Caledonia 11.03%
Bahamas 10.09%
Barbados 8.50%
Chile 8.25%
Italy 8.07%
Uruguay 7.87%
Sweden 7.39%
France 7.31%
Croatia 6.96%
Latvia 6.81%
Argentina 6.81%
Cyprus 6.78%
Finland 6.72%
Slovak Republic 6.14%
Channel Islands 6.03%
Portugal 6.01%
Puerto Rico 6.00%
Lithuania 5.96%
Saudi Arabia 5.59%
Estonia 5.57%
Guam 5.57%
Belgium 5.56%
Austria 4.99%
Luxembourg 4.58%
Ireland 4.48%
Brunei 4.45%
Denmark 4.43%
Hong Kong 4.32%
Switzerland 4.30%
Slovenia 4.01%
Trinidad and Tobago 3.81%
Iceland 3.79%
United Kingdom 3.73%
Australia 3.70%
Israel 3.70%
Hungary 3.61%
Singapore 3.59%
Netherlands 3.52%
New Zealand 3.30%
Norway 3.23%
Germany 3.14%
UAE 2.97%
Malta 2.92%
Poland 2.89%
South Korea 2.86%
Japan 2.60%
Macao 2.41%
Czech Republic 2.22%
Kuwait 2.20%
Oman 1.53%
Bahrain 1.34%
Qatar 0.13%
Andorra 0.00%
Cayman Islands 0.00%
St. Kitts and Nevis 0.00%
St. Martin (French part) 0.00%
Aruba 0.00%
Curacao 0.00%
Turks and Caicos Islands 0.00%
Seychelles 0.00%
Greenland 0.00%
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0.00%
Antigua and Barbuda 0.00%
Gibraltar 0.00%
Liechtenstein 0.00%
Northern Mariana Islands 0.00%
Isle of Man 0.00%
British Virgin Islands 0.00%
Bermuda 0.00%
Faroe Islands 0.00%
Monaco 0.00%
Palau 0.00%
San Marino 0.00%
Belgium Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 5.56% -0.70%
2021 6.26% 0.71%
2020 5.55% 0.19%
2019 5.36% -0.59%
2018 5.95% -1.14%
2017 7.09% -0.74%
2016 7.83% -0.65%
2015 8.48% -0.04%
2014 8.52% 0.09%
2013 8.43% 0.89%
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 8.95% -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 6.98% 6.98%
1990 0.00% 0.00%
1989 0.00% 0.00%
1988 0.00% 0.00%
1987 0.00% 0.00%
1986 0.00% 0.00%
1985 0.00% 0.00%
1984 0.00% 0.00%
1983 0.00% 0.00%
1982 0.00% 0.00%
1981 0.00% 0.00%
1980 0.00% 0.00%
1979 0.00% 0.00%
1978 0.00% 0.00%
1977 0.00% 0.00%
1976 0.00% 0.00%
1975 0.00% 0.00%
1974 0.00% 0.00%
1973 0.00% 0.00%
1972 0.00% 0.00%
1971 0.00% 0.00%
1970 0.00% 0.00%
1969 0.00% 0.00%
1968 0.00% 0.00%
1967 0.00% 0.00%
1966 0.00% 0.00%
1965 0.00% 0.00%
1964 0.00% 0.00%
1963 0.00% 0.00%
1962 0.00% 0.00%
1961 0.00% 0.00%
1960 0.00% 0.00%