Monthly labour participation and unemployment

Monthly labour participation and unemployment

Sex Age Periods Gross labour participation Not seasonally adjusted (%) Gross labour participation Seasonally adjusted (%) Net labour participation Not seasonally adjusted (%) Net labour participation Seasonally adjusted (%)
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2021 June 73.7 73.5 70.6 70.4
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2021 July 73.7 73.5 70.9 70.5
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2021 August 73.9 73.8 71.0 70.7
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2021 September 73.9 73.8 70.8 70.8
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2021 October 74.1 74.0 71.2 71.1
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2021 November 74.0 73.9 71.3 71.2
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2021 December 73.8 74.0 71.1 71.2
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2022 January 73.9 74.1 71.1 71.5
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2022 February 74.0 74.1 71.3 71.6
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2022 March 74.4 74.5 71.8 72.0
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2022 April 74.5 74.6 72.0 72.2
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2022 May 74.8 74.7 72.3 72.3
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2021 June 80.5 79.2 72.9 71.9
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2021 July 82.0 79.3 74.9 72.3
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2021 August 81.0 79.9 74.1 72.7
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2021 September 79.8 80.0 72.3 72.8
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2021 October 80.2 79.9 73.2 73.1
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2021 November 79.3 79.6 73.2 73.3
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2021 December 79.2 79.9 73.4 73.7
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2022 January 79.4 80.4 73.2 74.3
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2022 February 79.7 80.7 73.6 74.8
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2022 March 80.3 81.4 74.5 75.6
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2022 April 81.0 81.6 75.5 75.9
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2022 May 81.6 82.0 76.0 76.1
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2021 June 89.1 89.3 86.4 86.4
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2021 July 88.9 89.4 86.3 86.5
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2021 August 89.4 89.6 86.4 86.4
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2021 September 89.8 89.6 86.8 86.6
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2021 October 90.1 89.8 87.2 86.9
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2021 November 89.8 89.7 87.1 87.0
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2021 December 89.6 89.5 86.8 86.7
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2022 January 89.5 89.6 86.7 86.9
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2022 February 89.6 89.5 86.8 87.0
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2022 March 89.8 89.6 87.2 87.2
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2022 April 89.6 89.8 87.3 87.5
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2022 May 89.8 89.7 87.5 87.4
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2021 June 61.6 61.5 59.8 59.6
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2021 July 61.3 61.5 59.7 59.7
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2021 August 61.7 61.6 60.1 59.9
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2021 September 61.7 61.7 60.0 60.0
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2021 October 61.9 61.9 60.2 60.2
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2021 November 62.0 61.9 60.4 60.3
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2021 December 61.8 62.0 60.2 60.4
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2022 January 62.0 62.1 60.4 60.5
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2022 February 62.1 62.0 60.5 60.5
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2022 March 62.4 62.4 60.8 60.9
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2022 April 62.5 62.5 60.9 61.1
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2022 May 62.7 62.6 61.3 61.1
Men 15 to 74 years 2021 June 77.5 77.3 74.5 74.2
Men 15 to 74 years 2021 July 77.6 77.3 74.8 74.4
Men 15 to 74 years 2021 August 77.7 77.5 74.8 74.5
Men 15 to 74 years 2021 September 77.6 77.6 74.6 74.6
Men 15 to 74 years 2021 October 77.9 77.8 75.1 75.0
Men 15 to 74 years 2021 November 77.9 77.9 75.2 75.1
Men 15 to 74 years 2021 December 77.7 77.9 75.1 75.1
Men 15 to 74 years 2022 January 77.9 78.1 75.1 75.4
Men 15 to 74 years 2022 February 78.0 78.1 75.2 75.5
Men 15 to 74 years 2022 March 78.3 78.5 75.8 76.0
Men 15 to 74 years 2022 April 78.6 78.7 76.1 76.3
Men 15 to 74 years 2022 May 78.9 78.8 76.5 76.5
Men 15 to 24 years 2021 June 78.2 77.0 70.6 69.4
Men 15 to 24 years 2021 July 79.6 76.8 72.3 69.7
Men 15 to 24 years 2021 August 78.7 77.6 71.8 70.3
Men 15 to 24 years 2021 September 77.5 77.9 69.8 70.6
Men 15 to 24 years 2021 October 78.1 78.2 71.1 71.4
Men 15 to 24 years 2021 November 78.3 78.4 72.1 72.1
Men 15 to 24 years 2021 December 77.9 78.8 72.2 72.6
Men 15 to 24 years 2022 January 78.6 79.5 72.6 73.5
Men 15 to 24 years 2022 February 79.0 79.9 72.9 74.1
Men 15 to 24 years 2022 March 79.9 80.9 74.3 75.3
Men 15 to 24 years 2022 April 80.5 81.0 75.1 75.5
Men 15 to 24 years 2022 May 81.5 81.8 76.1 76.2
Men 25 to 44 years 2021 June 92.9 93.0 90.6 90.6
Men 25 to 44 years 2021 July 93.0 93.2 90.8 90.8
Men 25 to 44 years 2021 August 93.2 93.3 90.6 90.6
Men 25 to 44 years 2021 September 93.5 93.4 91.0 90.8
Men 25 to 44 years 2021 October 93.8 93.6 91.4 91.1
Men 25 to 44 years 2021 November 93.6 93.5 91.1 91.0
Men 25 to 44 years 2021 December 93.2 93.3 90.7 90.7
Men 25 to 44 years 2022 January 93.3 93.3 90.6 90.8
Men 25 to 44 years 2022 February 93.2 93.2 90.4 90.8
Men 25 to 44 years 2022 March 93.4 93.3 90.9 91.0
Men 25 to 44 years 2022 April 93.5 93.5 91.1 91.2
Men 25 to 44 years 2022 May 93.6 93.5 91.3 91.2
Men 45 to 74 years 2021 June 67.2 67.2 65.3 65.1
Men 45 to 74 years 2021 July 66.9 67.1 65.2 65.2
Men 45 to 74 years 2021 August 67.3 67.2 65.5 65.3
Men 45 to 74 years 2021 September 67.2 67.2 65.4 65.4
Men 45 to 74 years 2021 October 67.5 67.4 65.7 65.7
Men 45 to 74 years 2021 November 67.5 67.4 65.7 65.7
Men 45 to 74 years 2021 December 67.5 67.5 65.8 65.7
Men 45 to 74 years 2022 January 67.5 67.6 65.7 65.9
Men 45 to 74 years 2022 February 67.6 67.5 65.9 65.9
Men 45 to 74 years 2022 March 67.8 67.8 66.3 66.3
Men 45 to 74 years 2022 April 68.0 68.1 66.6 66.7
Men 45 to 74 years 2022 May 68.2 68.1 66.8 66.8
Women 15 to 74 years 2021 June 69.9 69.6 66.7 66.5
Women 15 to 74 years 2021 July 69.8 69.8 66.9 66.7
Women 15 to 74 years 2021 August 70.1 70.0 67.2 66.8
Women 15 to 74 years 2021 September 70.2 70.1 67.0 67.0
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

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 16 June 2022:
The figures for May 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

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.
Not seasonally adjusted
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.
Not seasonally adjusted
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.