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Active (working and unemployed) population since 2017 based on the labour force survey, by year, region, age class and level of education
Active (working and unemployed) and inactive population of 15-64 years by gender for Belgium and the regions
21/06/2022 09:58 GMT +0200
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Year
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
Total
Total
Total
Total
Total
Total
Total
Total
Total
Total
Total
Gender
Males
Females
Males
Females
Males
Females
Males
Females
Males
Females
BelgiumRegionTotalAge (15-24 / 25-54 / 55-64)
Belgium
Brussels-Capital region
Total
From 15 to 24 years
Inactive population
51.89355.372107.26552.33556.100108.43554.80156.804111.60557.47358.097115.57057.36460.382117.746
Employment rate
15.6%14.6%15.1%16.9%14.2%15.5%14.9%14.8%14.8%13.4%14.0%13.7%14.2%11.9%13.0%
Unemployment rate
37.1%.33.2%32.8%.30.6%33.7%.29.2%..29.1%..30.8%
Activity rate
24.8%20.4%22.6%25.1%19.6%22.4%22.4%19.5%21.0%19.9%18.8%19.3%21.0%16.6%18.8%
From 25 to 54 years
Inactive population
35.80975.002110.81137.87877.702115.58039.27879.341118.61943.11182.541125.65238.10678.276116.382
Employment rate
75.2%61.5%68.4%74.6%63.3%68.9%76.2%62.4%69.3%75.7%61.2%68.5%76.7%62.8%69.8%
Unemployment rate
13.4%14.8%14.0%13.5%11.3%12.5%11.1%12.1%11.6%10.4%12.6%11.4%11.1%12.3%11.7%
Activity rate
86.8%72.1%79.5%86.2%71.4%78.8%85.8%71.0%78.4%84.5%70.0%77.3%86.3%71.7%79.0%
From 55 to 64 years
Inactive population
19.56832.17251.74023.84929.06052.91023.07229.03452.10620.18828.95949.14720.75529.38450.139
Employment rate
54.6%42.9%48.5%51.1%48.1%49.5%51.8%47.5%49.6%56.9%49.0%52.9%56.4%50.4%53.4%
Unemployment rate
16.1%.12.9%..10.6%14.8%.12.8%14.5%.12.0%14.9%.10.8%
Activity rate
65.1%47.0%55.7%58.4%52.6%55.4%60.8%53.2%56.9%66.5%53.9%60.1%66.3%53.5%59.8%
Flanders region
Total
From 15 to 24 years
Inactive population
241.731249.734491.465234.602238.451473.053225.368225.789451.157244.069239.365483.433238.829234.844473.672
Employment rate
29.3%25.6%27.5%31.8%28.7%30.2%34.5%32.4%33.4%29.9%28.4%29.2%29.7%30.1%29.9%
Unemployment rate
13.3%12.2%12.8%11.3%10.3%10.9%10.1%8.8%9.5%10.8%10.8%10.8%16.3%10.5%13.5%
Activity rate
33.8%29.2%31.5%35.8%32.0%33.9%38.3%35.5%36.9%33.5%31.9%32.7%35.5%33.6%34.6%
From 25 to 54 years
Inactive population
94.904211.716306.620100.772190.357291.129100.309194.463294.772104.985194.041299.02596.951190.012286.963
Employment rate
89.6%80.1%84.9%89.6%82.7%86.2%89.7%82.5%86.1%89.2%82.1%85.7%89.5%82.7%86.1%
Unemployment rate
3.2%3.8%3.5%2.7%2.8%2.8%2.7%2.5%2.6%2.9%3.0%2.9%3.1%2.7%2.9%
Activity rate
92.6%83.3%88.0%92.2%85.0%88.6%92.2%84.7%88.4%91.8%84.7%88.3%92.4%85.0%88.7%
From 55 to 64 years
Inactive population
188.341231.615419.956179.218228.215407.433171.243222.358393.601170.489220.677391.166167.742210.767378.509
Employment rate
55.1%43.9%49.5%57.7%47.3%52.5%60.6%49.2%54.9%61.2%50.2%55.7%61.7%52.2%57.0%
Unemployment rate
3.2%6.2%4.5%3.3%2.5%3.0%2.6%3.0%2.8%2.8%2.8%2.8%3.5%3.7%3.6%
Activity rate
56.9%46.8%51.9%59.7%48.5%54.1%62.2%50.7%56.5%63.0%51.7%57.3%63.9%54.2%59.1%
Walloon region
Total
From 15 to 24 years
Inactive population
161.645169.155330.800163.299163.176326.474164.017164.678328.696159.797170.501330.298155.795164.846320.641
Employment rate
19.2%15.1%17.2%20.5%18.1%19.3%19.4%18.7%19.1%22.4%15.7%19.1%23.1%17.1%20.1%
Unemployment rate
29.5%28.2%29.0%22.1%22.9%22.5%25.4%17.8%21.9%20.9%22.9%21.7%24.1%26.7%25.2%
Activity rate
27.2%21.0%24.1%26.3%23.5%24.9%26.0%22.8%24.4%28.2%20.4%24.4%30.4%23.4%26.9%
From 25 to 54 years
Inactive population
94.731172.398267.12996.696176.115272.811103.410168.112271.522107.457165.847273.30497.909155.187253.095
Employment rate
78.4%69.8%74.1%79.2%69.6%74.4%79.1%72.0%75.6%78.4%72.0%75.2%78.7%72.0%75.4%
Unemployment rate
9.5%7.8%8.7%8.3%7.3%7.9%7.3%5.4%6.4%7.4%5.8%6.6%8.5%7.6%8.1%
Activity rate
86.6%75.7%81.1%86.3%75.1%80.7%85.3%76.2%80.7%84.7%76.4%80.5%86.1%77.9%82.0%
From 55 to 64 years
Inactive population
103.667135.979239.645105.534135.780241.313105.402135.942241.344100.846134.910235.75698.286131.968230.254
Employment rate
51.3%40.6%45.8%51.1%42.0%46.4%52.2%42.8%47.4%54.2%43.6%48.8%55.5%44.6%49.9%
Unemployment rate
6.5%6.7%6.5%6.1%.5.4%5.0%.4.5%5.5%.4.7%5.6%4.6%5.2%
Activity rate
54.8%43.5%49.0%54.4%44.0%49.1%55.0%44.5%49.6%57.4%45.3%51.2%58.8%46.7%52.6%
Belgium
Total
Inactive population
992.2891.333.1422.325.431994.1821.294.9542.289.136986.8991.276.5202.263.4201.008.4141.294.9362.303.351971.7351.255.6662.227.401
Employment rate
67.5%58.7%63.1%68.2%60.7%64.5%68.9%61.7%65.3%68.4%61.0%64.7%68.7%61.8%65.3%
Unemployment rate
7.2%7.1%7.1%6.3%5.6%6.0%5.8%5.0%5.4%5.8%5.4%5.6%6.7%5.9%6.3%
Activity rate
72.8%63.2%68.0%72.8%64.3%68.6%73.1%64.9%69.0%72.6%64.5%68.6%73.7%65.7%69.7%