During the first three months of 2016, the average rate of employment in OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries was 67.4 percent.
This was in fact indicated on Monday by the OECD. In Belgium, the rate of employment was only 62.2 percent. Within the Eurozone, the rate of employment increased by 0.2 % to 65.9 percent.
Source: OECD Employment Outlook 2017 – Results for Belgium
Belgium still comes towards the bottom of the rankings concerning its rate of employment. Only five OECD countries out of 35, have an even lower employment rate. These are Turkey (50.9 percent), Greece (52.7 percent)), Italy (57.7 percent)), Spain (60.4 percent)) and Mexico (61.4 percent)).
Results have been published on June 13th 2017 in the OECD Employment Outlook 2017. You can read the full outlook on the OECD Website