Monthly labour participation and unemployment


This table contains monthly, quarterly and yearly figures on the labour participation and unemployment in the Netherlands. The population of 15 to 75 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 over April - June 2020 are provisional, the other figures in this table are final.

Changes as of 17 July 2020:
The figures about June and 2nd quarter 2020 have been added, these are provisional.

Changes as of 11 June 2020:
Information about these figures during the corona crisis have been added, see for more information 4. Sources and Methodes.

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

Sex Age Periods Labour forceSeasonally adjusted (x 1,000) Employed labour forceSeasonally adjusted (x 1,000) Unemployed labour forceSeasonally adjusted (x 1,000) Unemployment rateSeasonally adjusted (%) Gross labour participationSeasonally adjusted (%) Net labour participationSeasonally adjusted (%)
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2019 June 9,265 8,953 313 3.4 71.2 68.8
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2019 July 9,267 8,954 313 3.4 71.2 68.8
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2019 August 9,279 8,958 321 3.5 71.2 68.8
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2019 September 9,299 8,976 323 3.5 71.3 68.8
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2019 October 9,319 8,996 323 3.5 71.4 69.0
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2019 November 9,319 8,995 324 3.5 71.4 68.9
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2019 December 9,330 9,028 302 3.2 71.4 69.1
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2020 January 9,343 9,059 284 3.0 71.5 69.3
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2020 February 9,332 9,057 274 2.9 71.4 69.3
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2020 March 9,313 9,040 273 2.9 71.2 69.1
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2020 April* 9,194 8,880 314 3.4 70.3 67.9
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2020 May* 9,186 8,856 330 3.6 70.2 67.7
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2020 June* 9,305 8,901 404 4.3 71.1 68.0
Source: CBS.
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