Belgium Labor Force Participation Rate 1990-2022

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24 is the proportion of the population ages 15-24 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Belgium labor force participation rate for 2021 was 29.45%, a 1.06% increase from 2020.
  • Belgium labor force participation rate for 2020 was 28.39%, a 2.56% decline from 2019.
  • Belgium labor force participation rate for 2019 was 30.96%, a 1.34% increase from 2018.
  • Belgium labor force participation rate for 2018 was 29.61%, a 1.54% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Netherlands 78.66%
Iceland 70.99%
Qatar 68.71%
Australia 68.29%
Switzerland 64.61%
New Zealand 63.20%
Canada 62.74%
Norway 61.23%
Denmark 59.86%
Austria 56.36%
United Kingdom 56.27%
Germany 55.34%
Sweden 54.01%
Finland 52.45%
Malta 51.73%
Bahamas 50.89%
United States 50.49%
Channel Islands 48.71%
Japan 48.31%
UAE 48.19%
Ireland 47.05%
Uruguay 46.00%
Macao 44.89%
Israel 44.81%
Guam 44.06%
New Caledonia 43.03%
Panama 42.99%
Barbados 42.47%
Estonia 41.25%
Bahrain 40.75%
Cyprus 40.31%
Trinidad and Tobago 39.86%
Hong Kong 39.20%
Brunei 39.18%
Singapore 39.14%
Argentina 38.71%
France 38.62%
French Polynesia 38.03%
Luxembourg 37.21%
Oman 36.20%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 35.17%
Lithuania 34.48%
Croatia 34.11%
Latvia 31.72%
Hungary 31.70%
Spain 31.36%
Poland 30.83%
Portugal 30.20%
Slovenia 29.99%
Belgium 29.45%
South Korea 28.23%
Czech Republic 26.82%
Slovak Republic 26.00%
Chile 25.60%
Kuwait 25.55%
Italy 24.76%
Saudi Arabia 23.33%
Puerto Rico 21.40%
Greece 20.22%
Belgium Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 29.45% 1.06%
2020 28.39% -2.56%
2019 30.96% 1.34%
2018 29.61% 1.54%
2017 28.07% -0.40%
2016 28.47% -1.54%
2015 30.01% -0.20%
2014 30.20% -0.79%
2013 31.00% -0.49%
2012 31.49% -0.50%
2011 31.99% -0.53%
2010 32.52% 0.07%
2009 32.45% -0.97%
2008 33.41% -0.47%
2007 33.89% -0.83%
2006 34.71% -0.31%
2005 35.02% 0.99%
2004 34.03% 0.52%
2003 33.51% -0.31%
2002 33.82% 0.23%
2001 33.59% -2.11%
2000 35.70% 2.86%
1999 32.84% 0.24%
1998 32.60% 0.60%
1997 31.99% -0.74%
1996 32.73% -1.11%
1995 33.84% -1.32%
1994 35.17% 0.75%
1993 34.41% -1.81%
1992 36.22% -0.27%
1991 36.49% 0.95%
1990 35.54% 0.95%