Number of unemployed persons in Belgium 2008-2019, by age

From 2008 to 2019, unemployment in Belgium was rather unstable. Since 2014, however, the number of unemployed people decreased in Belgium. For instance, the number of unemployed people aged 25 to 49 years old fell from 296 thousand people in 2015 to 160 thousand in 2019. Nonetheless, across the whole period, unemployment was at its highest in Belgians aged 25 to 49 years old.

Number of unemployed people in Belgium from 2008 to 2019, by age*

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

Belgium

Survey time period

2008 to 2019

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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