The labour market in relative annual figures

The table below shows a number of labour market figures for the most recent year. 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 level of education and gender for Belgium and the regions, 2003 and 2013

  Reference period
2005 2015
Gender Gender
Males
Females
TOTAL
Males
Females
TOTAL
Residence Level of education (ISCED 1997)     120.517 123.512 244.029 138.062 129.018 267.080
Brussels-Capital region Low Total population  
Working population   52.272 30.261 82.533 56.199 33.655 89.854
Unemployed population   19.518 13.880 33.398 24.206 13.085 37.290
Inactive population   48.727 79.372 128.099 57.658 82.278 139.936
Middle Total population   97.052 91.766 188.818 113.432 112.526 225.958
Working population   57.631 40.270 97.901 62.539 48.850 111.388
Unemployed population   13.034 10.899 23.933 17.635 13.105 30.741
Inactive population   26.388 40.597 66.985 33.259 50.571 83.829
High Total population   114.596 123.638 238.234 143.073 155.652 298.725
Working population   95.877 91.676 187.553 115.023 113.100 228.123
Unemployed population   7.908 7.341 15.249 11.920 10.879 22.799
Inactive population   10.811 24.622 35.433 16.130 31.673 47.803
Flanders region Low Total population   706.941 675.582 1.382.523 567.718 506.838 1.074.557
Working population   384.359 219.563 603.922 257.725 168.597 426.321
Unemployed population   31.800 28.049 59.849 32.386 16.703 49.088
Inactive population   290.783 427.970 718.753 277.608 321.539 599.147
Middle Total population   786.840 733.708 1.520.548 900.029 792.807 1.692.836
Working population   604.080 459.360 1.063.441 665.067 499.540 1.164.607
Unemployed population   25.762 32.898 58.661 36.001 28.544 64.545
Inactive population   156.997 241.450 398.447 198.961 264.723 463.684
High Total population   522.881 559.002 1.081.882 629.788 759.488 1.389.276
Working population   459.089 459.623 918.713 540.176 627.934 1.168.110
Unemployed population   15.322 15.634 30.956 20.822 17.519 38.341
Inactive population   48.470 83.745 132.214 68.790 114.035 182.824
Walloon region Low Total population   444.578 428.202 872.780 392.838 353.885 746.723
Working population   207.785 115.124 322.909 147.140 89.108 236.248
Unemployed population   37.207 34.620 71.827 42.517 25.342 67.859
Inactive population   199.586 278.457 478.044 203.181 239.436 442.616
Middle Total population   414.791 383.715 798.505 469.823 426.191 896.014
Working population   286.625 194.520 481.144 303.175 222.331 525.506
Unemployed population   34.302 36.486 70.788 42.726 34.664 77.390
Inactive population   93.864 152.709 246.573 123.923 169.196 293.119
High Total population   251.413 297.481 548.894 303.096 386.515 689.611
Working population   213.468 227.461 440.929 249.818 299.318 549.136
Unemployed population   11.357 14.653 26.010 14.816 18.522 33.338
Inactive population   26.589 55.367 81.956 38.462 68.676 107.138
BELGIUM Low Total population   1.272.037 1.227.295 2.499.332 1.098.617 989.742 2.088.359
Working population   644.416 364.948 1.009.364 461.064 291.360 752.423
Unemployed population   88.525 76.549 165.073 99.108 55.130 154.237
Inactive population   539.097 785.799 1.324.895 538.446 643.253 1.181.699
Middle Total population   1.298.682 1.209.188 2.507.870 1.483.284 1.331.524 2.814.808
Working population   948.336 694.150 1.642.486 1.030.781 770.721 1.801.501
Unemployed population   73.097 80.283 153.381 96.362 76.313 172.675
Inactive population   277.249 434.755 712.004 356.142 484.490 840.632
High Total population   888.890 980.121 1.869.010 1.075.956 1.301.655 2.377.611
Working population   768.434 778.760 1.547.194 905.017 1.040.351 1.945.369
Unemployed population   34.587 37.627 72.214 47.558 46.920 94.478
Inactive population   85.869 163.734 249.603 123.381 214.384 337.765

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