Monthly labour participation and unemployment (12-hours threshold)

Monthly labour participation and unemployment (12-hours threshold)

Sex Age Periods Labour force Seasonally adjusted (x 1000) Employed labour force Seasonally adjusted (x 1000) Unemployed labour force Seasonally adjusted (x 1000) Unemployment rate Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate (%) Gross labour participation Seasonally adjusted (%) Net labour participation Seasonally adjusted (%)
Total sex 15 until 65 years 2019 March 8,157 7,813 344 4.2 73.5 70.4
Total sex 15 until 65 years 2019 April 8,150 7,814 336 4.1 73.4 70.4
Total sex 15 until 65 years 2019 May 8,149 7,814 335 4.1 73.4 70.4
Total sex 15 until 65 years 2019 June 8,168 7,823 345 4.2 73.5 70.4
Total sex 15 until 65 years 2019 July 8,180 7,839 342 4.2 73.6 70.5
Total sex 15 until 65 years 2019 August 8,205 7,842 363 4.4 73.7 70.5
Total sex 15 until 65 years 2019 September 8,216 7,857 359 4.4 73.8 70.6
Total sex 15 until 65 years 2019 October 8,228 7,873 354 4.3 73.9 70.7
Total sex 15 until 65 years 2019 November 8,241 7,885 356 4.3 73.9 70.8
Total sex 15 until 65 years 2019 December 8,254 7,915 339 4.1 74.0 71.0
Total sex 15 until 65 years 2020 January 8,258 7,947 312 3.8 74.0 71.2
Total sex 15 until 65 years 2020 February 8,247 7,942 305 3.7 73.9 71.2
Total sex 15 until 65 years 2020 March 8,247 7,933 314 3.8 73.9 71.1
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains monthly, quarterly and yearly figures on the labour participation and unemployment in the Netherlands according to the definition of the labour force which was used for publications by Statistics Netherlands until 2015. The population of 15 to 65 years old (excluding the institutionalized population) is divided into the employed, the unemployed and the people who are not in in the labour force. The different groups are further broken down by sex and age. Next to the original monthly figures on the labour force you can also find monthly figures that are seasonally adjusted.

Data available from: January 2003

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

Changes as of 16 April 2020:
The figures about March and the 1st quarter 2020 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
New figures on the most recent month are published monthly, in the third week of the month.

Description topics

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.
Seasonally adjusted
Figures on the labour force after elimination of seasonal effects. For the yearly figures seasonally adjusted figures are not available because every single year deals with the same seasonal influences.
Employed labour force
Persons working at least 12 hours a week.
Seasonally adjusted
Figures on the employed labour force after elimination of seasonal effects. For the yearly figures seasonally adjusted figures are not available because every single year deals with the same seasonal influences.
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.
Seasonally adjusted
Figures on the unemployed labour force after elimination of seasonal effects. For the yearly figures seasonally adjusted figures are not available because every single year deals with the same seasonal influences.
Unemployment rate
Unemployed labour force as a percentage of the total labour force.
Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate
Unemployed labour force as a percentage of the total labour force after elimination of seasonal effects. For the yearly figures seasonally adjusted figures are not available because every single year deals with the same seasonal influences.
Gross labour participation
The share of the employed and unemployed labour force in the total population.
Seasonally adjusted
Employed and unemployed labour force as a percentage of total population aged 15 until 65. For the yearly figures seasonally adjusted figures are not available because every single year deals with the same seasonal influences.
Net labour participation
The share of the labour force in the total population.
Seasonally adjusted
Employed labour force as a percentage of total population aged 15 until 65. For the yearly figures seasonally adjusted figures are not available because every single year deals with the same seasonal influences.