Labour participation; key figures

Labour participation; key figures

Sex Age Highest educational level Periods Net labour participation rate (%)
Female 15 to 74 years Total 2008 61.2
Female 15 to 74 years Total 2009 61.4
Female 15 to 74 years Total 2010 61.0
Female 15 to 74 years Total 2011 61.3
Female 15 to 74 years Total 2012 61.3
Female 15 to 74 years Total 2013 60.6
Female 15 to 74 years Total 2014 59.6
Female 15 to 74 years Total 2015 60.3
Female 15 to 74 years Total 2016 60.9
Female 15 to 64 years Total 2008 68.3
Female 15 to 64 years Total 2009 68.6
Female 15 to 64 years Total 2010 68.4
Female 15 to 64 years Total 2011 68.9
Female 15 to 64 years Total 2012 69.4
Female 15 to 64 years Total 2013 69.0
Female 15 to 64 years Total 2014 68.1
Female 15 to 64 years Total 2015 69.2
Female 15 to 64 years Total 2016 70.1
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


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.

Due to changes in the survey design and the questionnaire of the Labour Force Survey (LFS), a revision of the figures for 2021 was carried out in the first quarter of 2022.
As a result, the numbers of 2021 and later will not be comparable to the years 2003-2020.

Data available from: 2003

Status of the figures:
The figures for 2021 and 2022 are final.

Changes as of May 17, 2022:
The figures for the first quarter of 2022 have been published.

When will new figures be released?
New figures will be published August 17, 2022.

Description topics

Net labour participation rate
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.