Structural Unemployment Rate in Belgium

Structural Unemployment Rate reached 8.15 % in 2016 in Belgium. This is 3.89 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Structural Unemployment Rate in Belgium reached an all time high of 10.8 % in 1984 and an all time low of 0.916 % in 1964. When compared to Belgium's main peers, Structural Unemployment Rate in France amounted to 10.0 %, 4.46 % in Germany, 7.02 % in Luxembourg and 6.45 % in Netherlands in 2016.

Belgium has been ranked 13th within the group of 38 countries we follow in terms of Structural Unemployment Rate, 1 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Structural unemployment is a form of unemployment resulting from a mismatch between demand in the labour market and the skills and locations of the workers seeking employment.


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