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 Unemployment rateNot seasonally adjusted (%) Unemployment rateSeasonally adjusted (%)
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2020 2nd quarter* 3.8 3.8
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2020 2nd quarter* 9.5 9.5
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2020 2nd quarter* 3.2 3.2
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2020 2nd quarter* 2.3 2.3
Men 15 to 74 years 2020 2nd quarter* 3.8 3.8
Men 15 to 24 years 2020 2nd quarter* 10.1 10.2
Men 25 to 44 years 2020 2nd quarter* 3.2 3.2
Men 45 to 74 years 2020 2nd quarter* 2.2 2.2
Women 15 to 74 years 2020 2nd quarter* 3.8 3.8
Women 15 to 24 years 2020 2nd quarter* 8.8 8.9
Women 25 to 44 years 2020 2nd quarter* 3.1 3.1
Women 45 to 74 years 2020 2nd quarter* 2.5 2.4
Source: CBS.
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