Monthly labour participation and unemployment

Monthly labour participation and unemployment

Sex Age Periods Unemployment rate Not seasonally adjusted (%) Unemployment rate Seasonally adjusted (%)
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2023 February 3.7 3.5
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2023 March 3.6 3.5
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2023 April 3.3 3.4
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2023 May 3.5 3.5
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2023 June 3.5 3.5
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2023 July 3.5 3.6
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2023 August 3.6 3.6
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2023 September 3.8 3.7
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2023 October 3.6 3.6
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2023 November 3.4 3.5
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2023 December 3.3 3.6
Total sex 15 to 74 years 2024 January 3.8 3.6
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2023 February 8.3 7.8
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2023 March 8.1 8.0
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2023 April 7.6 7.9
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2023 May 8.0 8.2
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2023 June 8.7 8.3
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2023 July 8.8 8.6
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2023 August 8.7 8.7
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2023 September 9.5 8.8
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2023 October 8.1 8.4
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2023 November 7.9 8.2
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2023 December 7.3 8.1
Total sex 15 to 24 years 2024 January 8.4 8.2
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2023 February 3.3 3.0
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2023 March 3.0 2.9
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2023 April 2.7 2.8
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2023 May 2.9 2.9
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2023 June 2.7 2.8
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2023 July 2.7 2.9
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2023 August 2.9 2.9
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2023 September 3.0 2.9
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2023 October 2.9 2.9
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2023 November 2.8 2.9
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2023 December 3.0 3.0
Total sex 25 to 44 years 2024 January 3.2 3.1
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2023 February 2.3 2.2
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2023 March 2.4 2.2
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2023 April 2.1 2.1
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2023 May 2.1 2.1
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2023 June 2.1 2.1
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2023 July 1.9 2.1
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2023 August 2.0 2.1
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2023 September 2.2 2.2
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2023 October 2.3 2.2
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2023 November 2.1 2.2
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2023 December 2.0 2.1
Total sex 45 to 74 years 2024 January 2.4 2.2
Men 15 to 74 years 2023 February 3.6 3.3
Men 15 to 74 years 2023 March 3.4 3.3
Men 15 to 74 years 2023 April 3.1 3.1
Men 15 to 74 years 2023 May 3.3 3.2
Men 15 to 74 years 2023 June 3.3 3.3
Men 15 to 74 years 2023 July 3.4 3.5
Men 15 to 74 years 2023 August 3.5 3.5
Men 15 to 74 years 2023 September 3.7 3.6
Men 15 to 74 years 2023 October 3.4 3.5
Men 15 to 74 years 2023 November 3.4 3.5
Men 15 to 74 years 2023 December 3.2 3.5
Men 15 to 74 years 2024 January 3.6 3.5
Men 15 to 24 years 2023 February 8.0 7.6
Men 15 to 24 years 2023 March 7.9 7.8
Men 15 to 24 years 2023 April 7.5 7.8
Men 15 to 24 years 2023 May 7.9 8.0
Men 15 to 24 years 2023 June 8.5 8.2
Men 15 to 24 years 2023 July 9.0 8.6
Men 15 to 24 years 2023 August 8.7 8.7
Men 15 to 24 years 2023 September 9.8 9.0
Men 15 to 24 years 2023 October 8.2 8.7
Men 15 to 24 years 2023 November 8.5 8.6
Men 15 to 24 years 2023 December 7.7 8.6
Men 15 to 24 years 2024 January 8.6 8.6
Men 25 to 44 years 2023 February 3.1 2.8
Men 25 to 44 years 2023 March 2.7 2.6
Men 25 to 44 years 2023 April 2.4 2.4
Men 25 to 44 years 2023 May 2.5 2.5
Men 25 to 44 years 2023 June 2.5 2.6
Men 25 to 44 years 2023 July 2.5 2.7
Men 25 to 44 years 2023 August 2.7 2.8
Men 25 to 44 years 2023 September 2.7 2.8
Men 25 to 44 years 2023 October 2.7 2.8
Men 25 to 44 years 2023 November 2.9 2.8
Men 25 to 44 years 2023 December 2.7 2.9
Men 25 to 44 years 2024 January 2.9 2.8
Men 45 to 74 years 2023 February 2.2 2.0
Men 45 to 74 years 2023 March 2.1 2.0
Men 45 to 74 years 2023 April 2.0 1.9
Men 45 to 74 years 2023 May 2.1 2.0
Men 45 to 74 years 2023 June 1.9 2.0
Men 45 to 74 years 2023 July 1.8 2.1
Men 45 to 74 years 2023 August 2.0 2.0
Men 45 to 74 years 2023 September 2.1 2.1
Men 45 to 74 years 2023 October 2.1 2.1
Men 45 to 74 years 2023 November 2.0 2.0
Men 45 to 74 years 2023 December 1.8 2.0
Men 45 to 74 years 2024 January 2.2 2.0
Women 15 to 74 years 2023 February 3.9 3.8
Women 15 to 74 years 2023 March 4.0 3.9
Women 15 to 74 years 2023 April 3.6 3.7
Women 15 to 74 years 2023 May 3.7 3.8
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

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.
Not seasonally adjusted
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.