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Belgium - BE

EU regions: Belgium

map of Belgium BE
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long term unemployment2021q32.6
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2019118
unemployment rate2021q36.6
employment rate2021q366.4
number of inhabitants202011 522 440
population density2019377.3
public expenditure on labour market policies as % of GDP20191.993
public expenditure on active labour market policies20190.574
working hours on full time job2021q338.5
percentage of workers usually working from home202017.4
percentage of employees ususally working on Sunday202011.3
percentage of employees with temporary contracts2021q39.5
percentage of part time workers2021q323.77
percentage of part time workers, men2021q39.22
percentage of part time workers, women2021q339.89
gender pay gap20195.8
employment of mothers of more than 3 children202052.9
life long learning participation20207.4
youth unemployment rate202015.3
unemployment rate of youth with elementary education2021q326.1
unemployment rate of youth with secondary education2021q314.9
unemployment rate of youth with tertiary education2021q321.9
unemployment rate of low educated people2021q314.3
unemployment rate – over 55 years2021q35.1
people at risk of poverty or social exclusion202018.9
aggregate replacement ratio20200.46
aggregate replacement ratio – females20200.46
old-age dependency ratio202029.9
gender gap in employment rate2021q390.94
gender gap in unemployment rate2021q385.71
Payable interest of public debt as % od GDP20201.9
minimum monthly was as aproportion of average monthly earnings in industry and services201942.5
monthly minimum wage in €2021q31625.72
monthly minimum wage in PPS2021q31411.29
annual net earnings of a full-time single worker without children earning an average wage in PPS202026 512

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demographic pyramid BE Belgium based on economic activity – employed, unemploye, inactive

Composition of population according to age group, education and economic activity, Belgium

age grouplow educationmiddle educationhigh education
Y20-29P: 194.7
E: 73.7; U: 21.1; I: 99.9
P: 649.7
E: 342.9; U: 41.5; I: 265.3
P: 552.6
E: 395.7; U: 27.4; I: 129.5
Y30-39P: 223.4
E: 114.2; U: 20.6; I: 88.6
P: 542.5
E: 443.0; U: 23.2; I: 76.3
P: 723.7
E: 655.1; U: 20.8; I: 47.8
Y40-49P: 255.4
E: 150.5; U: 16.9; I: 88.0
P: 558.2
E: 459.3; U: 19.9; I: 79.0
P: 684.6
E: 628.2; U: 17.0; I: 39.4
Y50-59P: 384.8
E: 217.8; U: 16.9; I: 150.1
P: 625.3
E: 462.0; U: 18.8; I: 144.5
P: 572.0
E: 495.5; U: 13.8; I: 62.7
Y60-69P: 502.8
E: 52.1; U: 3.2; I: 447.5
P: 467.8
E: 89.4; U: 4.3; I: 374.1
P: 377.9
E: 143.6; U: 3.5; I: 230.8

note: in thousands, according to labour force sample survey. P – total population, E – employed, U – unemployed, I – number of ecnomically inactive

demographic pyramid BE 1996 Belgium, population pyramid of Belgium demographic pyramid BE Belgium

From wikipedia:

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe. It is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,688 km2 (11,849 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.4 million. The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi and Liège.

Belgium is a federal constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system. Its institutional organization is complex and is structured on both regional and linguistic grounds. It is divided into three highly autonomous regions: Flanders in the north, Wallonia in the south, and the Brussels-Capital Region. Brussels is the smallest and most densely populated region, as well as the richest region in terms of GDP per capita.

Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups or communities: the Dutch-speaking, mostly Flemish Community, which constitutes about 59 percent of the population, and the French-speaking Community, which comprises about 40 percent of all Belgians. A small German-speaking Community, numbering around one percent, exists in the East Cantons.

other: Bulgaria, Belgium

neighbours: France, Netherlands, Germany, LUXEMBOURG

subregions: Brussels-Capital Region, Flemish Region, Wallonia

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Belgium - BE, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/BE


Current statistics

December 2021: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 200225, of which 92693 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 7.4 % (3.4 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 21.7 % (13.9 %), Revúca 20.8 % (13.6 %), Kežmarok 18.3 % (10.3 %), Rožňava 17.0 % (10.6 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Trenčín 3.5 %, Trnava 3.6 %, Hlohovec 3.6 %, Nitra 3.7 %, Piešťany 3.7 %