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Belgium

Belgian Labor force Stats

Definitions

  • By occupation: Component parts of the labor force by occupation.
  • By occupation > Agriculture: This entry lists the percentage distribution of the labor force by occupation. The distribution will total less than 100 percent if the data are incomplete.
  • By occupation > Industry: This entry lists the percentage distribution of the labor force by occupation. The distribution will total less than 100 percent if the data are incomplete.
  • By occupation > Services: This entry lists the percentage distribution of the labor force by occupation. The distribution will total less than 100 percent if the data are incomplete.
  • Female > % of total labor force: Female labor force as a percentage of the total show the extent to which women are active in the labor force. Labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who meet the International Labour Organisation's definition of the economically active population.
  • Per capita: The total labor force figure Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Total: Total labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who meet the International Labour Organisation definition of the economically active population: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes both the employed and the unemployed. While national practices vary in the treatment of such groups as the armed forces and seasonal or part-time workers, in general the labor force includes the armed forces, the unemployed, and first-time job-seekers, but excludes homemakers and other unpaid caregivers and workers in the informal sector."
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
By occupation agriculture 1.3%, industry 24.5%, services 74.2% 2003
By occupation > Agriculture 2% 2007 20th out of 21
By occupation > Industry 25% 2007 9th out of 17
By occupation > Services 73% 2007 6th out of 18
Female > % of total labor force 44.95% 2008 73th out of 175
Per capita 475.36 per 1,000 people 2007 55th out of 163
Total 4.78 million 2008 71st out of 175

SOURCES: All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; International Labour Organisation, using World Bank population estimates.

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