Belgium Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Belgium unemployment rate for 2021 was 6.42%, a 0.87% 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.
  • Belgium unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.95%, a 1.14% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
New Caledonia 16.57%
Greece 14.80%
Spain 14.73%
French Polynesia 14.39%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 13.27%
Bahamas 13.24%
Panama 12.09%
Argentina 10.90%
Uruguay 10.45%
Barbados 10.41%
Italy 9.83%
Chile 9.13%
Croatia 8.68%
Sweden 8.66%
Puerto Rico 8.27%
France 8.06%
Lithuania 7.90%
Brunei 7.65%
Latvia 7.60%
Finland 7.53%
Canada 7.51%
Channel Islands 7.37%
Saudi Arabia 7.36%
Guam 6.98%
Slovak Republic 6.74%
Portugal 6.65%
Ireland 6.63%
Belgium 6.42%
Estonia 6.33%
Austria 6.30%
Cyprus 6.13%
United States 5.46%
Iceland 5.40%
Switzerland 5.32%
Hong Kong 5.32%
Luxembourg 5.23%
Australia 5.11%
Israel 5.05%
Norway 4.99%
Trinidad and Tobago 4.81%
Denmark 4.80%
United Kingdom 4.53%
Slovenia 4.42%
New Zealand 4.12%
Hungary 4.12%
Netherlands 4.01%
Kuwait 3.71%
Singapore 3.62%
Germany 3.54%
South Korea 3.53%
Malta 3.50%
Poland 3.37%
UAE 3.36%
Oman 3.12%
Macao 3.01%
Czech Republic 2.89%
Japan 2.80%
Bahrain 1.87%
Qatar 0.26%
Belgium Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 6.42% 0.87%
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% 0.36%
1997 8.96% -0.52%
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%