Rate of unemployment in Belgium from 2007 to 2017, by region

Unemployment rate in Belgium 2007-2017, by region This statistics displays the unemployment rate in Belgium from 2007 to 2017, by region. In 2017, unemployment rate in the Brussels-Capital Region was 15 percent, in the Walloon Region 9.8 percent, and in the Flemish Region 4.4 percent.
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Flemish RegionBrussels-Capital RegionWalloon Region
20074.4%17.2%10.5%
20083.9%16%10.1%
20095%15.9%11.2%
20105.2%17.4%11.5%
20114.3%17.1%9.5%
20124.6%17.5%10.1%
20135.1%19.3%11.4%
20145.1%18.5%12%
20155.2%17.5%12%
20164.9%16.9%10.6%
20174.4%15%9.8%
Flemish RegionBrussels-Capital RegionWalloon Region
20074.4%17.2%10.5%
20083.9%16%10.1%
20095%15.9%11.2%
20105.2%17.4%11.5%
20114.3%17.1%9.5%
20124.6%17.5%10.1%
20135.1%19.3%11.4%
20145.1%18.5%12%
20155.2%17.5%12%
20164.9%16.9%10.6%
20174.4%15%9.8%
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This statistics displays the unemployment rate in Belgium from 2007 to 2017, by region. In 2017, unemployment rate in the Brussels-Capital Region was 15 percent, in the Walloon Region 9.8 percent, and in the Flemish Region 4.4 percent.
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Release date
March 2018
Region
Belgium
Survey time period
2007 to 2017
Supplementary notes
Statistics Belgium defines unemployment rate as the percentage unemployed people within the national labor force (that means employed as well as unemployed people) between the age of 15 and 64.

Belgium is divided into 3 regions: the Flemish Region, the Brussels-Capital Region and the Walloon Region. Each region has its own Regional Parliament and a Regional Government.

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