Labour participation; key figures


This table contains quarterly and yearly figures on labour participation in the Netherlands. The population of 15 to 74 years of age (excluding the institutionalized population) is divided into the employed labour force, the unemployed labour force and those not in the labour force. The employed labour force is subdivided on the basis of the professional status, and the average working hours. A division by sex, age and level of education is available.

Data available from: 2003

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are final.

Changes as of 15 May 2020:
The quarterly figures for the 1st quarter 2020 are added.

Changes as of 13 February 2020:
The quarterly figures for the 4th quarter and the yearly figures for 2019 are added.

Changes as of 14 November 2019:
The quarterly figures for the 3rd quarter 2019 are added.
The figures on the level of education in this table have been corrected for the period 2012 4th quarter – 2019 2nd quarter. It concerns a correction in the derivation of the level of education for people who obtained a diploma abroad with a level comparable to a bachelor degree (hbo). This group was incorrectly awarded the level of the basic vocational track (mbo2).

When will new figures be published?
Each quarter new figures will be published.

Labour participation; key figures

Sex Age Highest educational level Periods Labour force and not in the labour force (x 1 000) Labour forceLabour force (x 1 000) Labour forceEmployed labour forceEmployed labour force (x 1 000) Professional statusEmployeeEmployee (x 1 000) Professional statusEmployeePermanent employee (x 1 000) Professional statusEmployeeFlexible employee (x 1 000) Professional statusSelf-employed personSelf-employed person (x 1 000) Professional statusSelf-employed personSelf-employed without employees (x 1 000) Professional statusSelf-employed personSelf-employed with employees (x 1 000) Professional statusSelf-employed personContributing family worker (x 1 000) Employed labour forceProfessional statusProfessional status is unknown (x 1 000) Working hoursPart-timePart-time (x 1 000) Part-timeLess than 20 working hours a weekLess than 20 working hours a week (x 1 000) Part-timeLess than 20 working hours a weekLess than 12 working hours a week (x 1 000) Part-timeLess than 20 working hours a week12 to 19 working hours a week (x 1 000) Part-time20 to 34 working hours a week20 to 34 working hours a week (x 1 000) Part-time20 to 34 working hours a week20 to 27 working hours a week (x 1 000) Part-time20 to 34 working hours a week28 to 34 working hours a week (x 1 000) Employed labour forceWorking hoursFull-time (x 1 000) Labour forceUnemployed labour force (x 1 000) Labour forceUnemployment rate (%) Not in the labour force (x 1 000) Gross labour participation rate (%) Net labour participation rate (%)
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Total 2018 1st quarter 12,917 9,051 8,654 7,212 5,283 1,929 1,442 1,063 349 30 0 4,227 1,619 967 652 2,608 1,214 1,394 4,427 396 4.4 3,867 70.1 67.0
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Total 2018 2nd quarter 12,930 9,101 8,747 7,295 5,333 1,962 1,452 1,066 354 32 0 4,300 1,621 949 672 2,680 1,263 1,417 4,447 354 3.9 3,829 70.4 67.7
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Total 2018 3rd quarter 12,943 9,163 8,835 7,375 5,367 2,008 1,460 1,081 347 31 0 4,294 1,573 899 674 2,721 1,271 1,449 4,541 329 3.6 3,779 70.8 68.3
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Total 2018 4th quarter 12,956 9,184 8,862 7,406 5,425 1,981 1,455 1,084 346 26 0 4,336 1,618 944 674 2,717 1,256 1,461 4,526 323 3.5 3,771 70.9 68.4
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Total 2019 1st quarter 12,975 9,209 8,866 7,394 5,472 1,922 1,472 1,105 337 30 0 4,368 1,629 958 671 2,739 1,269 1,470 4,498 343 3.7 3,767 71.0 68.3
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Total 2019 2nd quarter 13,002 9,246 8,941 7,470 5,526 1,944 1,471 1,093 346 32 0 4,388 1,640 962 678 2,749 1,228 1,521 4,552 305 3.3 3,756 71.1 68.8
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Total 2019 3rd quarter 13,029 9,293 8,992 7,528 5,580 1,948 1,464 1,092 338 33 0 4,416 1,585 912 673 2,831 1,270 1,561 4,576 301 3.2 3,736 71.3 69.0
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Total 2019 4th quarter 13,055 9,320 9,012 7,509 5,630 1,879 1,503 1,113 354 36 0 4,409 1,622 949 673 2,787 1,243 1,544 4,603 308 3.3 3,736 71.4 69.0
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Total 2020 1st quarter 13,075 9,317 9,014 7,501 5,681 1,820 1,512 1,125 350 37 0 4,468 1,632 954 678 2,835 1,229 1,606 4,546 303 3.3 3,758 71.3 68.9
Source: CBS.
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