The labour market in relative quarterly figures

The table below shows a chronological series for the last 4 quarters. To see more details or to (de)select variables, click on the icon below the table to start the interactive application.

The economic activity rate shows the labour force size (employed and unemployed) in percent of the population aged 15 to 64.

The employment rate shows the number of occupied (employed) people in percent of the population aged 15 to 64.

The unemployment rate shows the number of unemployed people in percent of the labour force (employed and unemployed people according to ILO definitions).

 

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Employment rate, unemployment rate and activity rate by gender for Belgium and the regions, last 4 quarters

 Reference period
4th quarter 20131st quarter 20142nd quarter 20143rd quarter 2014
GenderGenderGenderGender
Males
Females
TOTAL
Males
Females
TOTAL
Males
Females
TOTAL
Males
Females
TOTAL
Residence  56.3%48.9%52.6%58.3%49.2%53.7%60.5%52.2%56.3%56.0%48.2%52.1%
Brussels-Capital regionEmployment rate 
Unemployment rate 20.6%17.1%19.0%21.0%15.3%18.5%19.3%13.4%16.6%22.3%19.7%21.1%
Activity rate 70.9%59.1%64.9%73.8%58.1%65.9%74.9%60.2%67.6%72.1%60.1%66.0%
Flanders regionEmployment rate 70.6%61.1%65.9%69.8%61.0%65.4%70.1%62.5%66.4%70.8%63.1%67.0%
Unemployment rate 5.1%5.4%5.3%5.5%5.5%5.5%4.8%4.1%4.5%4.9%5.1%5.0%
Activity rate 74.4%64.6%69.6%73.9%64.6%69.3%73.7%65.2%69.5%74.5%66.6%70.6%
Walloon regionEmployment rate 61.0%52.7%56.9%61.2%53.1%57.1%59.5%52.3%55.9%59.2%53.3%56.3%
Unemployment rate 12.3%10.7%11.5%12.5%10.6%11.6%13.7%11.4%12.6%12.7%10.8%11.8%
Activity rate 69.6%59.0%64.3%69.9%59.4%64.7%68.9%59.0%64.0%67.8%59.8%63.8%
BELGIUMEmployment rate 66.0%57.1%61.6%65.8%57.2%61.5%65.7%58.1%61.9%65.6%58.4%62.0%
Unemployment rate 8.9%8.2%8.6%9.3%8.1%8.8%9.1%7.3%8.3%9.1%8.3%8.8%
Activity rate 72.5%62.2%67.4%72.6%62.2%67.4%72.3%62.7%67.5%72.1%63.7%67.9%

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