Employment; jobs, wages, working hours, SIC2008; key figures

Employment; jobs, wages, working hours, SIC2008; key figures

Characteristics job / employee / company Industrial classes / branches (SIC2008) Periods Employment Jobs (x 1 000) Employment Labour volume (x 1 000) Wage per job Hourly wage (euro) Wage per job Monthly wages Monthly wage including overtime (euro) Wage per job Monthly wages Monthly wage excluding overtime (euro) Wage per job Yearly wage Yearly wage including bonuses (euro) Wage per job Yearly wage Yearly wage excluding special payments (euro) Wage per job Yearly wage Bonuses and allowances (euro) Wage per job Yearly wage Additional tax liability for company car (euro) Working hours Per job per week including overtime (hour) Working hours Per job per week excluding overtime (hour) Working hours Per job per year (hour) Working hours Per working year (hour)
Total A-U All economic activities 2009 7,820 5,925 20.02 2,225 2,195 30,650 26,710 3,940 510 29.1 28.8 1,315 1,736
Total A-U All economic activities 2018 8,324 6,237 22.69 2,508 2,474 34,670 30,090 4,580 420 29.1 28.8 1,309 1,747
Total A-U All economic activities 2019 8,501 6,381 23.14 2,575 2,543 35,630 30,900 4,740 440 29.2 28.9 1,318 1,756
Total A-U All economic activities 2020* 8,392 6,370 24.08 2,688 2,659 37,230 32,250 4,980 460 29.5 29.1 1,325 1,745
Sex: Male A-U All economic activities 2009 4,190 3,577 21.67 2,777 2,727 38,340 33,320 5,010 840 33.6 33.0 1,510 1,769
Sex: Male A-U All economic activities 2018 4,366 3,666 24.11 3,053 2,998 42,380 36,640 5,740 680 33.3 32.7 1,493 1,778
Sex: Male A-U All economic activities 2019 4,442 3,726 24.57 3,123 3,070 43,410 37,470 5,930 710 33.3 32.7 1,499 1,787
Sex: Male A-U All economic activities 2020* 4,363 3,694 25.52 3,244 3,196 45,060 38,930 6,130 750 33.6 33.0 1,503 1,775
Age: 20 to 24 years A-U All economic activities 2009 812 529 11.55 1,118 1,096 14,840 13,410 1,430 90 25.2 24.8 1,139 1,748
Age: 20 to 24 years A-U All economic activities 2018 853 531 12.55 1,164 1,140 15,370 13,970 1,400 60 24.3 24.0 1,091 1,753
Age: 20 to 24 years A-U All economic activities 2019 870 544 13.06 1,222 1,200 16,190 14,670 1,520 70 24.5 24.1 1,103 1,763
Age: 20 to 24 years A-U All economic activities 2020* 845 535 13.69 1,283 1,263 17,020 15,400 1,620 70 24.7 24.3 1,107 1,749
Type of employment contract: full-time A-U All economic activities 2009 3,894 3,894 21.36 3,187 3,143 44,010 38,250 5,760 930 39.1 38.5 1,766 1,766
Type of employment contract: full-time A-U All economic activities 2018 3,753 3,753 24.54 3,709 3,650 51,590 44,500 7,090 810 39.8 39.1 1,785 1,785
Type of employment contract: full-time A-U All economic activities 2019 3,810 3,810 25.05 3,801 3,744 52,970 45,610 7,360 850 39.8 39.1 1,794 1,794
Type of employment contract: full-time A-U All economic activities 2020* 3,759 3,759 26.00 3,913 3,864 54,510 46,950 7,560 880 39.7 39.1 1,783 1,783
Working hours: 35 hours a week or more A-U All economic activities 2009 3,793 3,778 21.33 3,212 3,171 44,330 38,540 5,790 960 39.4 38.9 1,784 1,791
Working hours: 35 hours a week or more A-U All economic activities 2018 3,859 3,844 24.46 3,696 3,637 51,380 44,350 7,030 810 39.7 39.1 1,785 1,792
Working hours: 35 hours a week or more A-U All economic activities 2019 3,932 3,916 24.95 3,785 3,728 52,700 45,420 7,280 850 39.7 39.1 1,793 1,801
Working hours: 35 hours a week or more A-U All economic activities 2020* 3,916 3,897 25.90 3,891 3,843 54,170 46,700 7,480 880 39.6 39.0 1,780 1,789
0 to 9 employed persons A-U All economic activities 2009 1,196 821 19.32 1,953 1,938 25,490 23,430 2,060 870 26.4 26.3 1,204 1,753
0 to 9 employed persons A-U All economic activities 2018 1,233 822 22.18 2,208 2,193 28,760 26,490 2,270 730 26.2 26.0 1,186 1,780
0 to 9 employed persons A-U All economic activities 2019 1,245 830 22.69 2,273 2,259 29,600 27,280 2,320 780 26.2 26.1 1,195 1,791
0 to 9 employed persons A-U All economic activities 2020* 1,201 813 23.31 2,361 2,348 30,820 28,330 2,480 820 26.7 26.5 1,209 1,786
Cao-sector: private companies A-U All economic activities 2009 5,477 4,133 19.65 2,232 2,193 30,640 26,780 3,860 720 29.7 29.2 1,339 1,774
Cao-sector: private companies A-U All economic activities 2018 5,919 4,436 22.00 2,490 2,446 34,300 29,880 4,410 580 29.8 29.3 1,335 1,781
Cao-sector: private companies A-U All economic activities 2019 6,030 4,532 22.46 2,561 2,519 35,280 30,730 4,550 610 29.9 29.4 1,345 1,790
Cao-sector: private companies A-U All economic activities 2020* 5,882 4,489 23.39 2,683 2,645 36,920 32,200 4,730 650 30.3 29.8 1,357 1,778
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table comprises yearly figures on the main aspects of employment, wages and working hours in the Netherlands. The information in this table is classified according to Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities (SIC 2008) and can be broken down into:
- employee characteristics (age and sex)
- job characteristics (type of employment contract and working hours)
- company characteristics (size of the firm and collective wage agreements)

Data available from: 2009.

Status of the figures:
Figures for the years 2009 to 2019 are definite. Figures for 2020 are provisional.

Changes as of 22 April 2021:
- The publication strategy of this table has been changed. From 2021, provisional figures will be published in April. The final figures are published seven months later.
- Provisional figures for 2020 are added.
- The figures for 2020 are excluding the selections: ‘Type of employment contract: full-time’, ‘Type of employment contract: part-time’ for the branche ‘P Education’.

When will new figures be published?
The final figures for 2020 will be published in October 2021.

Description topics

Employment
Jobs
A job is an explicit or implicit employment contract between a person and an economic unit, specifying that labour will be carried out in return for remuneration (financial or otherwise). An employed person may have more than one job at a time. In that case the person has a main job and a secondary job. Each job counts separately. For the calculation of the average number of jobs in a certain period the starting date and end date of a job is taking into account. The weekly working hours are left out of account. Two successive jobs both with a 6-month working period will always count as one job in the average number of jobs, regardless of whether these jobs are full-time or part-time.
Labour volume
The volume of labour input in the production process, in terms of hours worked or full-time equivalents. Part-time jobs are counted proportionally (excluding overtime, after deduction of the reduction in working hours).
Calculation of the average labour volume for a certain period is based on the starting date and end date of a job and the weekly working hours. Two successive jobs both with a 6-month working period will count as 1 working year in the yearly average labour volume if both jobs are full-time. If they are part-time jobs they will count for less than a year.
Wage per job
Hourly wage
The hourly wage are calculated by the sum of gross wage of all the jobs of employees of the related population divide by the sum of the corresponding working hours. These wages and hours are summed by subpopulation and period.

The agreed gross wage is excluding bonuses/allowances and overtime pay, but including the value according to tax of non-monetary remuneration liable to tax.
The working hours are the hours paid for a job excluding overtime hours, holiday leave and public holidays. Leave in compensation for shorter working hours (ADV) is not recognized as working hours, so this is not included in the calculation.

Bonuses and allowances are occasional payments that are part of the gross wages such as holiday allowance, profit sharing and performance bonuses.
Monthly wages
The monthly wage is the agreed gross salary, excluding bonuses/allowances, but including the value according to tax of non-monetary remuneration liable to tax and paid overtime. The private tax benefits of a company car are not included. There is a difference between monthly wage including paid overtime and excluding paid overtime.
The average monthly wage in a year is determined by dividing the yearly wage sum by 12 times the average number of jobs in that year.

Monthly wage including overtime
The monthly wage including paid overtime.
Monthly wage excluding overtime
The monthly wage excluding paid overtime.
Yearly wage
Agreed gross salary including the value according to tax of non-monetary remuneration liable to tax and paid overtime. The private tax benefits of a company car are not included. The average yearly wage is determined by dividing the yearly wage sum by the average number of jobs in a year.
Yearly wage including bonuses
The yearly wage including bonuses and allowances, such as holiday allowance, profit sharing, performance bonuses etc.
Yearly wage excluding special payments
The yearly wage excluding bonuses and allowances, such as holiday allowance, profit sharing, performance bonuses etc.
Bonuses and allowances
Occasional payments that are part of the gross wages such as holiday allowance, profit sharing, performance bonuses etc.
These do not include contributions to wage savings schemes, compensation for dismissal, compensation for medical expenses and wages paid for overtime.
Additional tax liability for company car
Fixed value of private use of a company car minus extra payment by the employee for this use.

Working hours
The number of hours someone works in a normal or average working week. There is a distinction between weekly working hours and yearly working hours.
Weekly working hours are calculated by the average hours paid for a job divided by 52. The hours paid include hours leave, paid overtime hours and paid sick and study leave, but exclude reduction of working hours.
Also the weekly working hours without overtime is been determined. The yearly working hours of a job is the average hours paid for a job a year excluded overtime hours and leave hours through holiday, reduction of
working hours and general recognized feast-days.
For the yearly working hours of a year of employment this yearly average is determined for a year of employment instead for a job.
Per job per week including overtime
Weekly working hours are calculated by the average hours paid for a job per year divided by 52. The hours paid include hours leave, paid overtime, and paid sick and study leave, but exclude reduction of working hours.
Per job per week excluding overtime
Weekly working hours are calculated by the average hours paid for a job per year divided by 52. The hours paid include hours leave and paid sick and study leave, but exclude reduction of working hours and paid overtime.

Per job per year
The yearly working hours of a job are the average hours paid for a job per year excluding overtime hours and holiday leave, leave as compensation for shorter working hours (ADV) and public holidays. For the yearly working hours in a year of employment this yearly average is calculated for a year of employment instead for a job.



Per working year
A working year is a measure for the labour volume calculated by converting all jobs (full-time and part-time) in a year to full-time equivalents (fte) by dividing the agreed working hours by the agreed working hours of a full-time job in a particular industry. The resulting full-time equivalents add up to working years. For example, two jobs of 0.5 fte add up to one working year.