Labour force; main figures by sex and other characteristics 1996-2014

Labour force; main figures by sex and other characteristics 1996-2014

Sex Personal characteristics Periods Total population aged 15-64 years (x 1 000) Labour force Labour position Employed labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Labour position Unemployed labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Labour position Persons not included in the labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Gross labour participation (%) Labour force Net labour participation (%) Labour force Percentage unemployed (%)
Total men and women Total 2014 4th quarter 10,959 7,243 617 3,099 71.7 66.1 7.8
Total men and women Total 2014 10,980 7,215 656 3,110 71.7 65.7 8.3
Total men and women Origin: Netherlands 2014 4th quarter 8,477 5,841 394 2,242 73.6 68.9 6.3
Total men and women Origin: Netherlands 2014 8,494 5,829 425 2,240 73.6 68.6 6.8
Total men and women Origin: western country 2014 4th quarter 1,087 710 73 304 72.0 65.3 9.3
Total men and women Origin: western country 2014 1,090 700 76 315 71.1 64.2 9.8
Total men and women Origin: non-western country 2014 4th quarter 1,377 680 148 548 60.2 49.4 17.9
Total men and women Origin: non-western country 2014 1,380 676 154 550 60.1 49.0 18.6
Men Total 2014 4th quarter 5,496 3,990 315 1,191 78.3 72.6 7.3
Men Total 2014 5,510 3,981 340 1,189 78.4 72.3 7.9
Men Origin: Netherlands 2014 4th quarter 4,286 3,219 200 866 79.8 75.1 5.9
Men Origin: Netherlands 2014 4,296 3,222 222 852 80.2 75.0 6.5
Men Origin: western country 2014 4th quarter 520 375 34 111 78.7 72.2 8.3
Men Origin: western country 2014 521 370 35 116 77.7 71.0 8.6
Men Origin: non-western country 2014 4th quarter 682 390 81 212 69.0 57.1 17.1
Men Origin: non-western country 2014 685 384 82 219 68.1 56.1 17.6
Women Total 2014 4th quarter 5,463 3,253 301 1,908 65.1 59.6 8.5
Women Total 2014 5,470 3,233 316 1,921 64.9 59.1 8.9
Women Origin: Netherlands 2014 4th quarter 4,191 2,622 194 1,376 67.2 62.6 6.9
Women Origin: Netherlands 2014 4,198 2,607 202 1,388 66.9 62.1 7.2
Women Origin: western country 2014 4th quarter 568 335 39 193 65.9 59.1 10.4
Women Origin: western country 2014 568 329 41 198 65.1 57.9 11.0
Women Origin: non-western country 2014 4th quarter 695 290 68 337 51.5 41.8 18.9
Women Origin: non-western country 2014 696 292 72 332 52.3 42.0 19.8
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table comprises yearly and quarterly figures on the main aspects of the labour force broken down by sex and other personal characteristics.

Data available from 1996 to 2014

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are final.

Changes as of 13 February 2015:
None, this table was stopped.

When will new figures be published?
This table is stopped. The update of 13 February 2015 was the last update of this table. On 26 February 2015 new revised tables about the labour force have been published. The revision of the labour force statistics consists of two parts. The definitions will be adjusted to the international standard definitions and data collection is improved by using web interviewing. For more information about this revision, see the link to the press release in paragraph 3.

Description topics

Total population aged 15-64 years
Labour force
The labour force (15-64 years) includes:
- persons who work at least 12 hours a week;
- persons who have accepted work for at least 12 hours a week;
- persons willing to work at least 12 hours a week, who are available and
actively seeking work for at least 12 hours a week.
The employed labour force includes all persons working at least 12 hours
a week.
The unemployed labour force includes all persons unemployed or working
less than 12 hours a week.
Labour position
Classification of the population aged 15-64:
- employed labour force,
- unemployed labour force,
- persons not included in the labour force.
Employed labour force
Person aged 15-64 working at least 12 hours a week.
Unemployed labour force
Persons who have accepted work for at least 12 hours a week , or
willing to work at least 12 hours a week, who are available and
actively seeking work for at least 12 hours a week.
Persons not included in the labour force
Persons not included in the labour force.
Gross labour participation
Labour force as a percentage of the population (15-64 years).
Net labour participation
Employed labour force as a percentage of the population (aged 15-64 yrs).
Percentage unemployed
Unemployed labour force as a percentage of labour force (15-64 yrs).