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Belgium - BE

EU regions: Belgium

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long term unemployment2019q32
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2017116
unemployment rate2019q35.4
employment rate2019q365.8
number of inhabitants201811 398 589
population density2017373.6
working hours on full time job2019q340.3
percentage of workers usually working from home20186.8
percentage of employees ususally working on Sunday201812.1
percentage of employees with temporary contracts2019q39.8
percentage of part time workers2019q324.33
percentage of part time workers, men2019q39.85
percentage of part time workers, women2019q340.66
gender pay gap20176
employment of mothers of more than 3 children201855.3
life long learning participation20188.5
youth unemployment rate201815.8
unemployment rate of low educated people2019q310.5
people at risk of poverty or social exclusion201819.8
aggregate replacement ratio20180.5
old-age dependency ratio201829.1
gender gap in employment rate2019q389.35

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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: Belgium, Bulgaria

neighbours: LUXEMBOURG, France, Germany, Netherlands

subregions: Brussels-Capital Region, Flemish Region, Wallonia


Current statistics

November 2019: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 165562, of which 57149 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 6.0 % (2.1 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 18.8 % (11.1 %), Revúca 18.1 % (9.3 %), Kežmarok 16.9 % (7.6 %), Rožňava 14.6 % (7.8 %), Vranov nad Topľou 14.5 % (7.0 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.2 %, Trenčín 2.4 %, Hlohovec 2.6 %, Nitra 2.7 %, Trnava 2.8 %