Employed people in Belgium 2008-2019

From 2008 to 2019, the employed population in Belgium ranged from 4.3 to 4.7 million people. Since 2009, the active and employed population of Belgium increased, notably reaching 4.7 million economically active people in 2019. Although over 5 million people were considered active in Belgium, the country faced an unemployment rate of six percent.

Employed population in Belgium from 2008 to 2019

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

2008 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Statistics Belgium defines an employed person as a person aged 15 years or older who was paid for at least one hour of work during the reference week, or a person of 15 years or older who had a job but was temporarily absent.

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