Employment rate

National data

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Employment rate, 2020=target

%

 2012201320142015201620172020
Belgium67.267.267.367.267.768.573.2
Netherlands76.675.975.476.477.178.080.0
France69.069.069.269.569.970.575.0
Germany76.977.377.778.078.679.277.0
Austria74.474.674.274.374.875.477.0
United Kingdom74.174.876.276.877.578.2--
Euro Area 1967.967.668.168.969.970.9--
Europe 2868.468.369.270.071.072.175.0

Regional data

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Employment rate

%

 2012201320142015201620172020
Belgium67.267.267.367.267.768.573.2
Brussels-Capital Region58.256.858.758.759.860.8--
Flemish Region71.571.971.971.972.073.0--
Walloon Region62.562.361.861.562.663.2--
Europe 2868.468.369.270.071.072.175.0

Description

  •  15/10/2018

The employment rate is calculated by dividing the number of persons aged 20 to 64 in employment, by the total population of the same age group.

The indicator is based on the EU Labour Force Survey. The survey covers the entire population living in private households and excludes those in collective households such as boarding houses, halls of residence and hospitals.

"Employed population" consists of those persons who during the reference week did any work for pay or profit for at least one hour, or were not working but had jobs from which they were temporarily absent. The Europe 2020 strategy sets out the target for 2020 of raising to 75% the employment rate of people aged 20 to 64 by 2020.

This indicator is also included in another database of the Federal Planning Bureau. It belongs to the set of complementary indicators to the gross domestic product that provides, for this indicator, data by gender.

Other languages

  • Taux d'emploi
  • Werkgelegenheidsgraad

Source: Eurostat, Labour Force Survey.