Belgium Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

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 2022 was 16.27%, a 1.94% decline from 2021.
  • Belgium youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 18.21%, a 2.88% increase from 2020.
  • Belgium youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 15.33%, a 1.06% increase from 2019.
  • Belgium youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 14.27%, a 1.5% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
New Caledonia 38.02%
French Polynesia 36.37%
Greece 30.05%
Spain 28.34%
Uruguay 27.58%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 27.20%
Barbados 24.49%
Italy 23.93%
Brunei 23.89%
Bahamas 23.85%
Saudi Arabia 23.77%
Sweden 20.68%
Panama 20.19%
Estonia 20.15%
Slovak Republic 19.30%
Cyprus 18.69%
Argentina 18.57%
Portugal 17.80%
France 17.75%
Croatia 17.56%
Luxembourg 17.54%
Chile 17.25%
Belgium 16.27%
Kuwait 15.38%
Channel Islands 14.79%
Finland 14.47%
Guam 13.64%
Latvia 13.20%
Puerto Rico 13.11%
Hong Kong 12.96%
Trinidad and Tobago 11.57%
Slovenia 11.09%
Lithuania 11.05%
Iceland 10.73%
Hungary 10.22%
Canada 10.01%
United Kingdom 9.94%
Norway 9.64%
Austria 9.40%
UAE 9.29%
New Zealand 9.23%
Ireland 9.15%
Denmark 8.78%
Poland 8.71%
Australia 8.29%
Malta 8.27%
United States 7.89%
Netherlands 7.79%
Oman 7.47%
Switzerland 7.37%
Czech Republic 7.08%
Macao 7.05%
South Korea 6.88%
Bahrain 6.63%
Singapore 6.12%
Israel 6.03%
Germany 5.75%
Japan 4.23%
Qatar 0.30%
Belgium Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 16.27% -1.94%
2021 18.21% 2.88%
2020 15.33% 1.06%
2019 14.27% -1.50%
2018 15.77% -3.51%
2017 19.28% -0.82%
2016 20.10% -2.03%
2015 22.12% -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% 0.46%
2009 21.94% 3.96%
2008 17.98% -0.85%
2007 18.83% -1.68%
2006 20.51% -0.97%
2005 21.47% 3.98%
2004 17.49% -1.48%
2003 18.97% 3.32%
2002 15.65% 0.31%
2001 15.35% 0.09%
2000 15.25% -7.35%
1999 22.60% 2.20%
1998 20.40% -0.88%
1997 21.28% 0.79%
1996 20.49% -1.06%
1995 21.55% -0.34%
1994 21.90% 3.44%
1993 18.45% 5.25%
1992 13.20% -0.75%
1991 13.95% -0.75%