Monthly labour participation and unemployment

Monthly labour participation and unemployment

Sex Age Periods Net labour participation Not seasonally adjusted (%)
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2003 70.6
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2004 67.9
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2005 67.6
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2006 68.7
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2007 71.2
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2008 72.3
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2009 70.8
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2010 68.6
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2011 69.2
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2012 69.0
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2013 67.9
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2014 66.6
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2015 68.5
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2016 68.5
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2017 69.9
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2018 71.5
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2019 72.8
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2020 69.9
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2021 71.7
Men 15 to 24 years 2003 68.8
Men 15 to 24 years 2004 66.0
Men 15 to 24 years 2005 65.6
Men 15 to 24 years 2006 67.3
Men 15 to 24 years 2007 69.9
Men 15 to 24 years 2008 70.7
Men 15 to 24 years 2009 68.2
Men 15 to 24 years 2010 65.5
Men 15 to 24 years 2011 65.8
Men 15 to 24 years 2012 65.6
Men 15 to 24 years 2013 64.9
Men 15 to 24 years 2014 64.5
Men 15 to 24 years 2015 65.6
Men 15 to 24 years 2016 65.2
Men 15 to 24 years 2017 66.7
Men 15 to 24 years 2018 68.3
Men 15 to 24 years 2019 70.2
Men 15 to 24 years 2020 66.8
Men 15 to 24 years 2021 69.4
Women 15 to 24 years 2003 72.4
Women 15 to 24 years 2004 70.0
Women 15 to 24 years 2005 69.6
Women 15 to 24 years 2006 70.1
Women 15 to 24 years 2007 72.5
Women 15 to 24 years 2008 74.0
Women 15 to 24 years 2009 73.5
Women 15 to 24 years 2010 71.8
Women 15 to 24 years 2011 72.7
Women 15 to 24 years 2012 72.5
Women 15 to 24 years 2013 71.0
Women 15 to 24 years 2014 68.9
Women 15 to 24 years 2015 71.5
Women 15 to 24 years 2016 71.9
Women 15 to 24 years 2017 73.3
Women 15 to 24 years 2018 74.8
Women 15 to 24 years 2019 75.6
Women 15 to 24 years 2020 73.1
Women 15 to 24 years 2021 74.1
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. 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 in this table are final.

Changes as of 18 August 2022:
The figures for July 2022 are added.

Changes as of 19 May 2022:
The figures for April 2022 are added.
Figures for the first quarter 2022 have been corrected. Accidentally incorrect population numbers were used to calculate the gross and net labour participation and people not in the labour force.

Changes as of 20 January 2022:
The figures for December, 4th quarter and years 2021 are added.
Due to changes in the research design and the questionnaire of the Dutch Labour Force Survey (LFS), a revision of the figures has been made for the reporting years 2003 to 2021.
For more information about this revision, see section 3. Links to relevant tables and articles

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.

Description topics

Net labour participation
The percentage of the employed labour force in the population (labour force and not in the labour force).
This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old.
Not seasonally adjusted