Registered unemployment; January 1952 - April 2010/June 2010

Registered unemployment; January 1952 - April 2010/June 2010

Periods Total registered unemployed (x 1 000) Change compared to the previous year (x 1 000)
2006 May - 2006 July 261 -47
2006 June - 2006 August 252 -52
2006 July - 2006 September 245 -55
2006 August - 2006 October 236 -65
2006 September - 2006 November 224 -73
2006 October - 2006 December 217 -77
2006 November - 2007 January 215 -84
2006 December - 2007 February 215 -88
2007 January - 2007 March 218 -84
2007 February - 2007 April 205 -93
2007 March - 2007 May 198 -93
2007 April - 2007 June 183 -93
2007 May - 2007 July 178 -83
2007 June - 2007 August 170 -82
2007 July - 2007 September 171 -74
2007 August - 2007 October 172 -64
2007 September - 2007 November 161 -63
2007 October - 2007 December 157 -60
2007 November - 2008 January 157 -58
2007 December - 2008 February 158 -57
2008 January - 2008 March 157 -61
2008 February - 2008 April 157 -48
2008 March - 2008 May 155 -43
2008 April - 2008 June 150 -33
2008 May - 2008 July 143 -35
2008 June - 2008 August 141 -29
2008 July - 2008 September 135 -36
2008 August - 2008 October 133 -39
2008 September - 2008 November 134 -27
2008 October - 2008 December 138 -19
2008 November - 2009 January 147 -10
2008 December - 2009 February 160 2
2009 January - 2009 March 164 7
2009 February - 2009 April 176 19
2009 March - 2009 May 177 22
2009 April - 2009 June 189 39
2009 May - 2009 July 186 43
2009 June - 2009 August 192 51
2009 July - 2009 September 195 60
2009 Augustus - 2009 October 201 68
2009 September - 2009 November 209 75
2009 October - 2009 December 214 76
2009 November - 2010 January 230 83
2009 December - 2010 February 237 77
2010 January - 2010 March 250 86
2010 February - 2010 April 249 73
2010 March - 2010 May 247 70
2010 April - 2010 June 241 52
Source: CBS
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains information on the history of the registered
unemployment. The figures are not adjusted for seasonal effects.
Until 1988 the time series contains monthly figures; from 1989
and onwards three-monthly averages are made under the middle month.

Data available from: January 1952

Status of the figures:
Figures based on the LFS are always final.

Changes as of December 1st:
July 2010 Statistics Netherlands has implemented a new method for
creating unemployment data. For the first time Statistics Netherlands
is able to publish monthly figures about unemployment. In order to
fit quarterly and yearly figures based on the LFS to these new
unemployment data, the weighing method of the LFS has been
improved. Because of this all quarterly and yearly figures have
been revised from 2001. The years before 2001 are not revised,
for these years the same figures are used that were already published.
For the tables on the registered unemployment this new method means
that it is no longer possible to publish monthly figures based on
three-month-averages as was done before. Tables, such as this table,
that still contain three-month-averages on the registered unemployment
are stopped and continued in new tables in which from publicationyear
2001 and onwards quarterly figures will be published.

When will new figures be published?
This table is stopped.

Description topics

Total registered unemployed
Registered unemployed people include people registered with UWV
Werkbedrijf (formerly CWI or employment agency) aged 16-64 years who:
- do not have a paid job, or have a paid job of less than twelve
hours a week, and
- are available to start a job of at least twelve hours a week,
or have accepted a job of at least twelve hours a week.
Change compared to the previous year
Change in the number of registered unemployed compared to the same period
in the previous year.