Belgium Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

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 2021 was 19.57%, a 4.22% increase from 2020.
  • Belgium youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 15.36%, a 1.08% increase from 2019.
  • Belgium youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 14.28%, a 1.5% decline from 2018.
  • Belgium youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 15.77%, a 3.51% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
New Caledonia 40.97%
French Polynesia 38.91%
Spain 36.93%
Greece 36.87%
Uruguay 32.86%
Italy 30.92%
Bahamas 30.78%
Barbados 30.58%
Panama 29.96%
Argentina 29.89%
Saudi Arabia 28.84%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 27.02%
Kuwait 25.48%
Sweden 24.54%
Croatia 23.63%
Brunei 23.41%
Portugal 23.13%
Slovak Republic 21.47%
Chile 21.39%
France 20.09%
Belgium 19.57%
Lithuania 19.02%
Puerto Rico 18.47%
Finland 18.05%
Ireland 17.43%
Estonia 17.14%
Channel Islands 15.78%
Latvia 15.53%
Guam 15.31%
Luxembourg 15.23%
Hong Kong 14.97%
Oman 14.58%
Canada 14.04%
Slovenia 13.91%
Hungary 13.52%
Poland 13.42%
Iceland 13.36%
United Kingdom 13.23%
Norway 13.02%
Trinidad and Tobago 12.68%
Cyprus 11.83%
New Zealand 11.39%
Austria 11.37%
Australia 10.80%
UAE 10.67%
Denmark 10.13%
Bahrain 9.90%
Malta 9.78%
Netherlands 9.61%
United States 9.57%
Macao 9.24%
Singapore 9.12%
Switzerland 9.11%
Israel 8.79%
South Korea 7.78%
Czech Republic 7.62%
Germany 6.95%
Japan 4.36%
Qatar 1.08%
Belgium Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 19.57% 4.22%
2020 15.36% 1.08%
2019 14.28% -1.50%
2018 15.77% -3.51%
2017 19.28% -0.82%
2016 20.10% -2.03%
2015 22.13% -1.08%
2014 23.20% -0.50%
2013 23.70% 3.96%
2012 19.74% 1.01%
2011 18.73% -3.66%
2010 22.39% 0.47%
2009 21.92% 3.96%
2008 17.96% -0.85%
2007 18.81% -1.68%
2006 20.49% -0.98%
2005 21.47% 3.97%
2004 17.50% -1.48%
2003 18.98% 3.31%
2002 15.66% 0.29%
2001 15.37% 0.08%
2000 15.29% -7.36%
1999 22.64% 2.22%
1998 20.43% -0.91%
1997 21.34% 0.82%
1996 20.51% -1.06%
1995 21.57% -0.33%
1994 21.90% 3.46%
1993 18.44% 5.25%
1992 13.19% -0.77%
1991 13.97% -0.77%