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To evaluate the current state of the Belgian economy, the FPB regularly updates a series of indicators. The indicators concern the macro-economic stance of the economies of Belgium, its three neighbouring countries and the euro area, as well as the transport industry.

 Indicators : Activity rate, 3 year change

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Activity rate

% of total population aged 15-64, 3 year change in percentage points


Source: Eurostat, Macroeconomic Imbalances Procedure.


Description: According to the definitions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for the purposes of the labour market statistics people are classified as employed, unemployed and economically inactive. The economically active population (also called labour force) is the sum of employed and unemployed persons. Inactive persons are those who, during the reference week, were neither employed nor unemployed. This indicator is included in the Alert Mechanism Scoreboard with an indicative threshold of -0.2 pp.

Unit: 3 year change in percentage points

Source: Eurostat, Macroeconomic Imbalances Procedure.

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