Monthly labour participation and unemployment

Monthly labour participation and unemployment

Sex Age Periods Labour force Seasonally adjusted (x 1,000) Employed labour force Seasonally adjusted (x 1,000) Unemployed labour force Seasonally adjusted (x 1,000) Unemployment rate Seasonally adjusted (%) Gross labour participation Seasonally adjusted (%) Net labour participation Seasonally adjusted (%)
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2023 February 10,057 9,701 356 3.5 75.6 72.9
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2023 March 10,066 9,709 357 3.5 75.6 72.9
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2023 April 10,068 9,725 343 3.4 75.7 73.1
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2023 May 10,080 9,727 353 3.5 75.7 73.1
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2023 June 10,081 9,728 353 3.5 75.7 73.1
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2023 July 10,089 9,727 362 3.6 75.8 73.0
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2023 August 10,106 9,742 364 3.6 75.9 73.2
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2023 September 10,102 9,731 371 3.7 75.7 73.0
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2023 October 10,121 9,759 361 3.6 75.8 73.1
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2023 November 10,143 9,786 357 3.5 75.9 73.2
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2023 December 10,167 9,805 361 3.6 76.0 73.3
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2024 January 10,182 9,815 368 3.6 76.1 73.4
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2023 February 1,800 1,660 140 7.8 83.0 76.5
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2023 March 1,802 1,659 143 8.0 83.0 76.4
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2023 April 1,806 1,663 143 7.9 83.3 76.7
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2023 May 1,816 1,666 150 8.2 83.8 76.9
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2023 June 1,819 1,668 151 8.3 84.0 77.0
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2023 July 1,812 1,657 155 8.6 83.8 76.6
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2023 August 1,809 1,652 157 8.7 83.8 76.5
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2023 September 1,808 1,648 160 8.8 83.3 76.0
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2023 October 1,807 1,656 151 8.4 82.8 75.9
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2023 November 1,812 1,664 148 8.2 83.0 76.2
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2023 December 1,816 1,668 148 8.1 83.2 76.4
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2024 January 1,820 1,671 149 8.2 83.5 76.6
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2023 February 4,031 3,911 120 3.0 90.3 87.6
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2023 March 4,030 3,912 119 2.9 90.1 87.5
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2023 April 4,034 3,922 112 2.8 90.2 87.7
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2023 May 4,034 3,919 116 2.9 90.1 87.5
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2023 June 4,034 3,920 114 2.8 90.0 87.4
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2023 July 4,039 3,921 118 2.9 90.0 87.4
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2023 August 4,048 3,931 117 2.9 90.1 87.5
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2023 September 4,046 3,927 119 2.9 89.9 87.2
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2023 October 4,057 3,940 118 2.9 90.0 87.4
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2023 November 4,073 3,956 117 2.9 90.1 87.5
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2023 December 4,077 3,955 122 3.0 90.1 87.4
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2024 January 4,082 3,957 125 3.1 90.1 87.4
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2023 February 4,225 4,130 95 2.2 63.3 61.9
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2023 March 4,233 4,138 95 2.2 63.5 62.0
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2023 April 4,228 4,141 87 2.1 63.4 62.1
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2023 May 4,229 4,142 87 2.1 63.4 62.1
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2023 June 4,229 4,141 88 2.1 63.4 62.1
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2023 July 4,238 4,149 89 2.1 63.6 62.2
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2023 August 4,250 4,160 90 2.1 63.8 62.4
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2023 September 4,248 4,156 92 2.2 63.7 62.3
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2023 October 4,256 4,164 92 2.2 63.8 62.5
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2023 November 4,258 4,166 92 2.2 63.9 62.5
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2023 December 4,273 4,182 92 2.1 64.1 62.7
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2024 January 4,280 4,187 94 2.2 64.3 62.9
Men 15 to 74 years 2023 February 5,291 5,118 174 3.3 79.5 76.9
Men 15 to 74 years 2023 March 5,300 5,127 173 3.3 79.6 77.0
Men 15 to 74 years 2023 April 5,306 5,142 164 3.1 79.8 77.3
Men 15 to 74 years 2023 May 5,318 5,146 172 3.2 79.9 77.3
Men 15 to 74 years 2023 June 5,322 5,146 177 3.3 80.0 77.3
Men 15 to 74 years 2023 July 5,327 5,142 184 3.5 80.0 77.2
Men 15 to 74 years 2023 August 5,335 5,149 186 3.5 80.1 77.3
Men 15 to 74 years 2023 September 5,334 5,144 189 3.6 80.0 77.1
Men 15 to 74 years 2023 October 5,354 5,165 188 3.5 80.2 77.4
Men 15 to 74 years 2023 November 5,348 5,162 186 3.5 80.0 77.2
Men 15 to 74 years 2023 December 5,365 5,179 186 3.5 80.2 77.4
Men 15 to 74 years 2024 January 5,367 5,180 186 3.5 80.3 77.5
Men 15 to 24 years 2023 February 919 849 70 7.6 83.4 77.1
Men 15 to 24 years 2023 March 920 848 72 7.8 83.4 76.9
Men 15 to 24 years 2023 April 921 850 71 7.8 83.7 77.2
Men 15 to 24 years 2023 May 929 855 74 8.0 84.5 77.7
Men 15 to 24 years 2023 June 931 855 76 8.2 84.6 77.7
Men 15 to 24 years 2023 July 926 846 80 8.6 84.3 77.0
Men 15 to 24 years 2023 August 922 841 81 8.7 84.0 76.7
Men 15 to 24 years 2023 September 920 838 83 9.0 83.5 76.0
Men 15 to 24 years 2023 October 924 843 81 8.7 83.5 76.2
Men 15 to 24 years 2023 November 921 841 79 8.6 83.1 75.9
Men 15 to 24 years 2023 December 922 843 80 8.6 83.2 76.0
Men 15 to 24 years 2024 January 922 843 79 8.6 83.3 76.2
Men 25 to 44 years 2023 February 2,098 2,039 59 2.8 93.4 90.7
Men 25 to 44 years 2023 March 2,099 2,045 54 2.6 93.3 90.8
Men 25 to 44 years 2023 April 2,104 2,054 50 2.4 93.5 91.3
Men 25 to 44 years 2023 May 2,104 2,051 53 2.5 93.4 91.1
Men 25 to 44 years 2023 June 2,107 2,053 54 2.6 93.4 91.0
Men 25 to 44 years 2023 July 2,107 2,050 57 2.7 93.3 90.8
Men 25 to 44 years 2023 August 2,116 2,058 58 2.8 93.6 91.0
Men 25 to 44 years 2023 September 2,116 2,057 59 2.8 93.4 90.8
Men 25 to 44 years 2023 October 2,126 2,067 59 2.8 93.7 91.1
Men 25 to 44 years 2023 November 2,129 2,069 60 2.8 93.6 90.9
Men 25 to 44 years 2023 December 2,134 2,074 61 2.9 93.7 91.0
Men 25 to 44 years 2024 January 2,135 2,074 60 2.8 93.6 91.0
Men 45 to 74 years 2023 February 2,274 2,229 45 2.0 68.8 67.4
Men 45 to 74 years 2023 March 2,281 2,235 47 2.0 69.0 67.6
Men 45 to 74 years 2023 April 2,281 2,238 43 1.9 69.1 67.8
Men 45 to 74 years 2023 May 2,285 2,240 46 2.0 69.2 67.9
Men 45 to 74 years 2023 June 2,284 2,238 46 2.0 69.2 67.8
Men 45 to 74 years 2023 July 2,294 2,246 47 2.1 69.5 68.0
Men 45 to 74 years 2023 August 2,297 2,250 47 2.0 69.6 68.2
Men 45 to 74 years 2023 September 2,297 2,249 48 2.1 69.6 68.1
Men 45 to 74 years 2023 October 2,303 2,255 48 2.1 69.8 68.3
Men 45 to 74 years 2023 November 2,299 2,252 46 2.0 69.7 68.2
Men 45 to 74 years 2023 December 2,309 2,263 46 2.0 70.0 68.6
Men 45 to 74 years 2024 January 2,310 2,263 47 2.0 70.0 68.6
Women 15 to 74 years 2023 February 4,765 4,583 182 3.8 71.6 68.9
Women 15 to 74 years 2023 March 4,765 4,582 184 3.9 71.6 68.8
Women 15 to 74 years 2023 April 4,762 4,584 178 3.7 71.6 68.9
Women 15 to 74 years 2023 May 4,761 4,581 180 3.8 71.5 68.8
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Dataset is not available.


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 15 February 2024:
The figures for January 2024 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
People
- who have paid work (employed labour force), or
- who don’t have paid work, recently looked for work and are directly available for it (unemployed 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. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
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
People who have paid work.
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. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
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
People who don’t have paid work, recently looked for work and are directly available for it.
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. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
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
The unemployed labour force as a percentage of the (employed and unemployed) 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.
Seasonally adjusted
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 percentage of the (employed and unemployed) 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.
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 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.
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.