Belgium

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LABOUR MARKET

 

 

Labour market indicators

Unemployment rate in 2004: 7,9% (ILO data)


Working population:

Year

Total Population

Working population

Activity rate

2004  

10 405 000  
4 266 675  
41%  
Source : Worldbank


Employment by sector:

Year

Agriculture

Industry

Services

2004  

2.4%  
21%  
76.6%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data

 

Employment contracts


Salaries

National monthly minimum wage as of 01/01/2003: 1,163 euros

Average wage for a wage earner in the manufacturing industry in 1998: 10.34 euros by  hour (ILO data)

 

Number of hours

Legal definition of full time work (per week): 35, 38 or 39 hours


Useful links

For further informations on the labour market, check out the following web sites:

- International Labour Organization (ILO): studies, statistics and reports on working conditions and labour markets

- NATLEX : ILO database on national labour laws

- Federal Public Service Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue

- Federation of Belgian companies


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