Belgium Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Belgium unemployment rate for 2020 was 6.01%, a 0.65% 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.
  • Belgium unemployment rate for 2017 was 7.09%, a 0.74% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 16.85%
New Caledonia 16.52%
Spain 15.67%
Bahamas 14.41%
French Polynesia 13.81%
Barbados 12.79%
Uruguay 12.67%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 11.84%
Argentina 11.67%
Chile 11.51%
Puerto Rico 11.17%
Panama 10.23%
Canada 9.48%
Italy 9.31%
France 8.62%
Sweden 8.45%
Lithuania 8.43%
Brunei 8.37%
United States 8.31%
Saudi Arabia 8.22%
Latvia 8.19%
Channel Islands 8.16%
Finland 7.83%
Guam 7.51%
Cyprus 7.21%
Croatia 7.20%
Portugal 7.20%
Luxembourg 6.96%
Slovak Republic 6.79%
Kuwait 6.79%
Trinidad and Tobago 6.74%
Australia 6.61%
Estonia 6.46%
Belgium 6.01%
Ireland 5.92%
Hong Kong 5.80%
Austria 5.77%
Denmark 5.66%
Singapore 5.19%
Slovenia 5.17%
Iceland 5.01%
UAE 5.00%
Oman 4.97%
Switzerland 4.94%
Norway 4.62%
Israel 4.61%
New Zealand 4.55%
Hungary 4.35%
United Kingdom 4.34%
Germany 4.31%
Netherlands 4.09%
Malta 4.09%
Bahrain 4.09%
South Korea 4.07%
Poland 3.55%
Qatar 3.45%
Japan 2.97%
Czech Republic 2.94%
Macao 2.50%
Belgium Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 6.01% 0.65%
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%