|SIC||Caribbean Netherlands||Periods||Employed labour force (internat. def.) (number)||Employed labour force (national def.) (number)|
|A-U All economic activities||Bonaire||2012||8,837||8,559|
|A-U All economic activities||St. Eustatius||2012||2,099||1,940|
|A-U All economic activities||Saba||2012||1,045||971|
|A Agriculture, forestry and fishing||Bonaire||2012||55||55|
|A Agriculture, forestry and fishing||St. Eustatius||2012||26||19|
|A Agriculture, forestry and fishing||Saba||2012||20||17|
|B-E Industry (no construction), energy||Bonaire||2012||534||534|
|B-E Industry (no construction), energy||St. Eustatius||2012||99||87|
|B-E Industry (no construction), energy||Saba||2012||36||36|
|F Construction||St. Eustatius||2012||270||215|
|G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering||Bonaire||2012||2,710||2,620|
|G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering||St. Eustatius||2012||736||714|
|G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering||Saba||2012||212||196|
|J Information and communication||Bonaire||2012||268||268|
|J Information and communication||St. Eustatius||2012||32||32|
|J Information and communication||Saba||2012||32||26|
|K Financial institutions||Bonaire||2012||224||211|
|K Financial institutions||St. Eustatius||2012||29||29|
|K Financial institutions||Saba||2012||23||23|
|L Renting, buying, selling real estate||Bonaire||2012||154||154|
|L Renting, buying, selling real estate||St. Eustatius||2012||.||.|
|L Renting, buying, selling real estate||Saba||2012||.||.|
|M-N Business services||Bonaire||2012||671||570|
|M-N Business services||St. Eustatius||2012||95||79|
|M-N Business services||Saba||2012||65||58|
|O-Q Government and care||Bonaire||2012||2,270||2,261|
|O-Q Government and care||St. Eustatius||2012||643||609|
|O-Q Government and care||Saba||2012||431||415|
|R-U Culture, recreation, other services||Bonaire||2012||442||425|
|R-U Culture, recreation, other services||St. Eustatius||2012||99||90|
|R-U Culture, recreation, other services||Saba||2012||91||75|
This table contains information on the economic sector (SBI 2008) of the employed labour force of Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (Caribbean Netherlands). The figures are presented according to the international definition of the employed labour force (15 years and older) and according to the Dutch national definition (15-64 years old).
Data available from: 2012
Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are final.
Changes as of 21 October 2015:
Table is stopped.
When will new figures be published?
Table is stopped. On 21 October 2015 new tables on the labour force in the Caribbean Netherlands were published. The reason for these new tables is the current use of international definitions for the labour force. The tables on the labour force in the Netherlands
were already changed accordingly in February. This was now also done for the tables on the Caribbean Netherlands.
- Employed labour force (internat. def.)
- Persons (15 years or older) who work at least 1 hour a week.
The Dutch national definition of the labour force deviates from the definition that is used internationally: the definition of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). As a consequence the number and composition of the labour force differs. Firstly, for the Dutch national definition a twelve hours threshold is used for the number of hours a person works or wants to work per week. For the international definition this is not the case.
Secondly, the unemployed labour force is defined differently. According to the international definition someone has to be available to start working within two weeks. For the Dutch national definition a term of three months within which a person can start working or started to search for work, is used for specific cases. Lastly, also the age definition deviates.
- Employed labour force (national def.)
- People (15-64 years old)resident in the Caribbean Netherlands who have a paid job of at least twelve hours a week.
This definition of the labour force is the standard for the Netherlands. For the Dutch situation the figures are (most of the time) presented for the labour force aged 15-64 years old. Of the entire labour force, people who work at least 12 hours a week are considered as the employed labour force; the ones who don’t work or who work less than 12 hours are considered as the unemployed labour force.