Number of unemployed persons in Belgium 2008-2018

This statistic displays the number of unemployed people in Belgium from 2008 to 2018. After 2011, the number of unemployed people started increasing again up to approximately 423,000 unemployed people in 2014. In 2018, approximately 300,000 people were unemployed in Belgium.

Number of unemployed people in Belgium from 2008 to 2018*

Number of unemployed people
2018300,137
2017353,099
2016388,829
2015421,390
2014423,039
2013416,352
2012368,388
2011346,404
2010405,538
2009379,378
2008332,990
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

Belgium

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Statistics Belgium defines an unemployed person according to the criteria of the International Labour Organization. An employed person is a person aged 15 years or older who during the reference week was without a job, a person who was available for a job and started work within 2 weeks after the reference week, or a person who was actively looking for a job during the previous 4 weeks, including the reference week.

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