Monthly labour participation and unemployment (12-hours threshold)


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.

Monthly labour participation and unemployment (12-hours threshold)

Sex Age Periods Unemployment rateNot seasonally adjusted (%) Unemployment rateSeasonally adjusted unemployment rate (%)
Total sex 15 until 65 years 2020 1st quarter 4.0 3.8
Total sex 15 until 25 years 2020 1st quarter 9.6 9.3
Total sex 25 until 45 years 2020 1st quarter 3.8 3.5
Total sex 45 until 65 years 2020 1st quarter 2.9 2.7
Men 15 until 65 years 2020 1st quarter 3.7 3.5
Men 15 until 25 years 2020 1st quarter 9.6 9.2
Men 25 until 45 years 2020 1st quarter 3.6 3.4
Men 45 until 65 years 2020 1st quarter 2.5 2.3
Women 15 until 65 years 2020 1st quarter 4.3 4.1
Women 15 until 25 years 2020 1st quarter 9.7 9.4
Women 25 until 45 years 2020 1st quarter 4.0 3.7
Women 45 until 65 years 2020 1st quarter 3.4 3.2
Source: CBS.
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