Labour participation; key figures

Labour participation; key figures

Sex Age Highest educational level Periods Labour force and not in the labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Unemployed labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Unemployment rate (%) Labour force Employed labour force Employed labour force (x 1 000) 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 2021 1st quarter 13,118 9,329 355 3.8 8,974 3,789 71.1 68.4
Total male and female 15 to 74 years 1 Lower education 2021 1st quarter 3,362 1,701 116 6.8 1,585 1,660 50.6 47.1
Total male and female 15 to 74 years 2 Intermediate education 2021 1st quarter 4,851 3,557 137 3.8 3,420 1,294 73.3 70.5
Total male and female 15 to 74 years 3 Higher education 2021 1st quarter 4,690 3,946 97 2.5 3,848 744 84.1 82.1
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Unknown 2021 1st quarter 216 125 4 3.6 121 91 58.0 55.9
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Total 2021 1st quarter 2,126 1,433 135 9.4 1,298 694 67.4 61.0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years 1 Lower education 2021 1st quarter 970 573 72 12.5 502 396 59.1 51.8
Total male and female 15 to 24 years 2 Intermediate education 2021 1st quarter 900 662 52 7.8 610 238 73.6 67.8
Total male and female 15 to 24 years 3 Higher education 2021 1st quarter 244 190 11 5.8 179 54 77.8 73.2
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Unknown 2021 1st quarter 13 8 1 . 7 5 . .
Total male and female 15 to 64 years Total 2021 1st quarter 11,166 9,030 347 3.8 8,684 2,136 80.9 77.8
Total male and female 15 to 64 years 1 Lower education 2021 1st quarter 2,563 1,627 114 7.0 1,513 936 63.5 59.1
Total male and female 15 to 64 years 2 Intermediate education 2021 1st quarter 4,221 3,459 134 3.9 3,325 762 82.0 78.8
Total male and female 15 to 64 years 3 Higher education 2021 1st quarter 4,199 3,823 94 2.5 3,729 376 91.0 88.8
Total male and female 15 to 64 years Unknown 2021 1st quarter 183 121 4 3.7 116 62 65.9 63.5
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Total 2021 1st quarter 4,278 3,802 120 3.2 3,682 476 88.9 86.1
Total male and female 25 to 44 years 1 Lower education 2021 1st quarter 514 364 21 5.8 343 150 70.7 66.7
Total male and female 25 to 44 years 2 Intermediate education 2021 1st quarter 1,482 1,300 47 3.6 1,253 182 87.7 84.5
Total male and female 25 to 44 years 3 Higher education 2021 1st quarter 2,209 2,086 49 2.4 2,036 123 94.4 92.2
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Unknown 2021 1st quarter 73 52 2 4.5 50 21 71.8 68.6
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Total 2021 1st quarter 2,226 1,995 67 3.4 1,928 230 89.6 86.6
Total male and female 25 to 34 years 1 Lower education 2021 1st quarter 220 153 9 6.1 144 66 69.8 65.5
Total male and female 25 to 34 years 2 Intermediate education 2021 1st quarter 772 678 27 4.0 651 94 87.9 84.3
Total male and female 25 to 34 years 3 Higher education 2021 1st quarter 1,204 1,141 29 2.5 1,112 63 94.8 92.4
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Unknown 2021 1st quarter 30 23 2 . 21 8 75.1 68.8
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Total 2021 1st quarter 2,052 1,806 53 2.9 1,754 246 88.0 85.5
Total male and female 35 to 44 years 1 Lower education 2021 1st quarter 294 210 12 5.5 198 84 71.5 67.5
Total male and female 35 to 44 years 2 Intermediate education 2021 1st quarter 710 622 20 3.2 602 88 87.5 84.7
Total male and female 35 to 44 years 3 Higher education 2021 1st quarter 1,005 945 21 2.2 924 60 94.0 91.9
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Unknown 2021 1st quarter 43 30 0 . 29 13 69.5 68.5
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Total 2021 1st quarter 2,383 2,061 47 2.3 2,015 322 86.5 84.5
Total male and female 45 to 54 years 1 Lower education 2021 1st quarter 436 309 9 2.8 301 127 70.9 69.0
Total male and female 45 to 54 years 2 Intermediate education 2021 1st quarter 931 820 18 2.1 803 111 88.1 86.2
Total male and female 45 to 54 years 3 Higher education 2021 1st quarter 970 899 20 2.2 880 70 92.7 90.7
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Unknown 2021 1st quarter 46 32 1 2.0 32 14 69.4 68.0
Total male and female 45 to 64 years Total 2021 1st quarter 4,762 3,796 92 2.4 3,704 966 79.7 77.8
Total male and female 45 to 64 years 1 Lower education 2021 1st quarter 1,080 690 21 3.1 669 389 63.9 62.0
Total male and female 45 to 64 years 2 Intermediate education 2021 1st quarter 1,839 1,497 35 2.4 1,462 342 81.4 79.5
Total male and female 45 to 64 years 3 Higher education 2021 1st quarter 1,746 1,548 34 2.2 1,514 199 88.6 86.7
Total male and female 45 to 64 years Unknown 2021 1st quarter 97 60 1 2.3 59 36 62.4 61.0
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Total 2021 1st quarter 6,714 4,094 100 2.4 3,994 2,619 61.0 59.5
Total male and female 45 to 74 years 1 Lower education 2021 1st quarter 1,878 764 24 3.1 740 1,114 40.7 39.4
Total male and female 45 to 74 years 2 Intermediate education 2021 1st quarter 2,469 1,595 38 2.4 1,557 874 64.6 63.1
Total male and female 45 to 74 years 3 Higher education 2021 1st quarter 2,237 1,670 37 2.2 1,633 567 74.7 73.0
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Unknown 2021 1st quarter 130 65 1 2.2 64 65 50.2 49.1
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Total 2021 1st quarter 2,379 1,735 45 2.6 1,689 644 72.9 71.0
Total male and female 55 to 64 years 1 Lower education 2021 1st quarter 644 381 13 3.3 369 263 59.2 57.3
Total male and female 55 to 64 years 2 Intermediate education 2021 1st quarter 908 677 18 2.6 659 231 74.6 72.6
Total male and female 55 to 64 years 3 Higher education 2021 1st quarter 777 648 14 2.2 634 128 83.5 81.6
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Unknown 2021 1st quarter 50 28 1 . 27 22 56.0 54.6
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Total 2021 1st quarter 1,952 299 8 2.7 290 1,653 15.3 14.9
Total male and female 65 to 74 years 1 Lower education 2021 1st quarter 799 74 3 3.7 71 724 9.3 8.9
Total male and female 65 to 74 years 2 Intermediate education 2021 1st quarter 630 97 2 2.5 95 532 15.5 15.1
Total male and female 65 to 74 years 3 Higher education 2021 1st quarter 491 123 3 2.4 120 368 25.0 24.4
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Unknown 2021 1st quarter 33 5 0 . 4 28 13.9 13.7
Total male and female 15 to 19 years Total 2021 1st quarter 1,020 610 73 11.9 537 410 59.8 52.6
Total male and female 15 to 19 years 1 Lower education 2021 1st quarter 785 448 58 12.9 391 336 57.1 49.8
Total male and female 15 to 19 years 2 Intermediate education 2021 1st quarter 225 156 14 9.1 142 70 69.2 62.9
Total male and female 15 to 19 years 3 Higher education 2021 1st quarter 7 4 0 . 4 3 . .
Total male and female 15 to 19 years Unknown 2021 1st quarter 3 2 1 . 1 2 . .
Total male and female 20 to 24 years Total 2021 1st quarter 1,106 823 62 7.6 761 283 74.4 68.8
Total male and female 20 to 24 years 1 Lower education 2021 1st quarter 185 125 14 11.0 111 60 67.6 60.2
Total male and female 20 to 24 years 2 Intermediate education 2021 1st quarter 674 506 38 7.4 469 168 75.1 69.5
Total male and female 20 to 24 years 3 Higher education 2021 1st quarter 237 186 11 5.9 175 51 78.4 73.8
Total male and female 20 to 24 years Unknown 2021 1st quarter 10 6 0 . 6 4 . .
Total male and female 25 to 29 years Total 2021 1st quarter 1,121 990 39 3.9 951 131 88.3 84.9
Total male and female 25 to 29 years 1 Lower education 2021 1st quarter 104 70 6 8.9 64 34 67.1 61.1
Total male and female 25 to 29 years 2 Intermediate education 2021 1st quarter 402 347 16 4.5 331 55 86.2 82.3
Total male and female 25 to 29 years 3 Higher education 2021 1st quarter 601 563 15 2.7 547 38 93.6 91.1
Total male and female 25 to 29 years Unknown 2021 1st quarter 14 11 1 . 9 3 . .
Total male and female 30 to 34 years Total 2021 1st quarter 1,105 1,005 29 2.8 977 99 91.0 88.4
Total male and female 30 to 34 years 1 Lower education 2021 1st quarter 116 84 3 3.8 81 32 72.2 69.5
Total male and female 30 to 34 years 2 Intermediate education 2021 1st quarter 369 331 12 3.5 319 38 89.6 86.5
Total male and female 30 to 34 years 3 Higher education 2021 1st quarter 603 578 13 2.3 565 24 95.9 93.7
Total male and female 30 to 34 years Unknown 2021 1st quarter 16 12 0 . 12 4 . .
Total male and female 35 to 39 years Total 2021 1st quarter 1,034 918 26 2.8 892 116 88.8 86.2
Total male and female 35 to 39 years 1 Lower education 2021 1st quarter 142 103 6 5.9 97 39 72.6 68.3
Total male and female 35 to 39 years 2 Intermediate education 2021 1st quarter 342 299 10 3.4 288 43 87.4 84.5
Total male and female 35 to 39 years 3 Higher education 2021 1st quarter 530 504 10 2.0 494 26 95.1 93.2
Total male and female 35 to 39 years Unknown 2021 1st quarter 20 12 0 . 12 8 . .
Total male and female 40 to 44 years Total 2021 1st quarter 1,018 888 26 3.0 862 129 87.3 84.7
Total male and female 40 to 44 years 1 Lower education 2021 1st quarter 152 107 5 5.1 101 45 70.4 66.8
Total male and female 40 to 44 years 2 Intermediate education 2021 1st quarter 369 323 10 3.0 313 45 87.7 85.0
Total male and female 40 to 44 years 3 Higher education 2021 1st quarter 475 441 11 2.4 430 34 92.8 90.6
Total male and female 40 to 44 years Unknown 2021 1st quarter 22 17 0 . 17 5 . .
Total male and female 45 to 49 years Total 2021 1st quarter 1,113 976 20 2.0 956 137 87.7 85.9
Total male and female 45 to 49 years 1 Lower education 2021 1st quarter 192 138 4 2.7 134 54 71.7 69.7
Total male and female 45 to 49 years 2 Intermediate education 2021 1st quarter 410 365 7 2.0 358 45 89.0 87.3
Total male and female 45 to 49 years 3 Higher education 2021 1st quarter 489 458 9 2.0 449 31 93.6 91.8
Total male and female 45 to 49 years Unknown 2021 1st quarter 21 15 0 . 15 6 . .
Total male and female 50 to 54 years Total 2021 1st quarter 1,270 1,085 27 2.5 1,058 186 85.4 83.3
Total male and female 50 to 54 years 1 Lower education 2021 1st quarter 244 171 5 2.9 167 72 70.4 68.4
Total male and female 50 to 54 years 2 Intermediate education 2021 1st quarter 521 455 10 2.3 445 66 87.3 85.4
Total male and female 50 to 54 years 3 Higher education 2021 1st quarter 481 442 11 2.5 431 39 91.9 89.6
Total male and female 50 to 54 years Unknown 2021 1st quarter 25 17 1 . 16 8 . .
Total male and female 55 to 59 years Total 2021 1st quarter 1,250 1,004 22 2.1 983 246 80.4 78.6
Total male and female 55 to 59 years 1 Lower education 2021 1st quarter 310 206 6 3.0 200 105 66.3 64.3
Total male and female 55 to 59 years 2 Intermediate education 2021 1st quarter 487 397 8 2.1 389 90 81.5 79.8
Total male and female 55 to 59 years 3 Higher education 2021 1st quarter 425 385 7 1.8 378 40 90.6 88.9
Total male and female 55 to 59 years Unknown 2021 1st quarter 27 16 0 . 16 11 . .
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.

Data available from: 2003

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

Changes as of 18 May 2021:
The quarterly figures for the 1st quarter 2021 are added.

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

Description topics

Labour force and not in the labour force
People who are part of the employed labour force, the unemployed labour force or who are 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 75 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.

Labour force
People
- who have paid work (employed labour force), or
- who don’t have paid work, recently looked for work and are directly available for it (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. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Labour force
People
- who have paid work (employed labour force), or
- who don’t have paid work, recently looked for work and are directly available for it (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. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.

Employed labour force
People who have paid work.

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. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Employed labour force
People who have paid work.

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. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Unemployed labour force
People who don’t have paid work, recently looked for work and are directly available for it.

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. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.

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 in the labour force
People who don’t have paid work, who haven’t recently looked for work recently or are not directly available for it.

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. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.

Gross labour participation rate
The percentage of the (employed and unemployed) 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.
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.