Labour force; history 1970 - 2006

Labour force; history 1970 - 2006

Sex Periods Total population aged 15-64 (x 1000) Labour force (x 1000) Employed labour force (x 1000) Unemployed labour force (x 1000) Gross labour participation (%) Net labour participation (%) Registered unemployed (x 1000)
Total sex 1970 . 4,711 4,681 31 . . 44
Total sex 1975 . 4,883 4,744 139 . . 195
Total sex 1980 . 5,075 4,881 194 . . 217
Total sex 1985 9,805 5,293 4,811 482 54 49 511
Total sex 1990 10,228 6,063 5,644 419 59 55 358
Total sex 1995 10,498 6,596 6,063 533 63 58 464
Total sex 2000 10,729 7,187 6,917 270 67 64 188
Total sex 2005 10,943 7,401 6,918 483 68 63 311
Total sex 2006 10,964 7,486 7,074 413 68 65 260
Source: CBS.
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Table description

Labour force; historical series
Broken down by labour position, registered unemployed and sex
1970 - 2007
Changed on November 24 2008.
Frequency: Discontinued.

Description topics

Total population aged 15-64
All residents of the Netherlands in the age category 15-64, excluding
persons in homes and institutions.
Labour force
The labour force includes everyone (15-64):
- with a paid job of at least twelve hours a week;
- who has accepted a paid job for at least twelve hours a week;
- who states they want to work for at least twelve hours a week, are
available to do so and are actively seeking such a job.
Employed labour force
Dutch residents who have paid work for twelve hours a week or more.
Unemployed labour force
People without work, or with less than twelve hours of paid work a week,
who are actively looking for paid work for twelve hours a week or more
and who are directly available for this job.
Gross labour participation
The share of the employed and unemployed labour force in the total
population.
Net labour participation
The share of the employed labour force in the total population.
Registered unemployed
Registered unemployed include persons registered at an employment office
in the age category 16-64 who:
- are unemployed or work less than 12 hours a week and
- are available for a job of 12 hours a week or more or have accepted
work for at least 12 hours a week.