Labour participation; key figures

Labour participation; key figures

Sex Age Highest educational level Periods Gross labour participation rate (%) Net labour participation rate (%)
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Total 2022 1e kwartaal 74.1 71.4
Total male and female 15 to 74 years 1 Lower education 2022 1e kwartaal 57.0 53.6
Total male and female 15 to 74 years 2 Intermediate education 2022 1e kwartaal 76.6 74.0
Total male and female 15 to 74 years 3 Higher education 2022 1e kwartaal 84.1 81.8
Total male and female 15 to 74 years Unknown 2022 1e kwartaal 57.2 55.0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Total 2022 1e kwartaal 79.9 73.9
Total male and female 15 to 24 years 1 Lower education 2022 1e kwartaal 74.2 67.0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years 2 Intermediate education 2022 1e kwartaal 83.4 77.9
Total male and female 15 to 24 years 3 Higher education 2022 1e kwartaal 86.3 81.9
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Unknown 2022 1e kwartaal . .
Total male and female 15 to 64 years Total 2022 1e kwartaal 84.2 81.2
Total male and female 15 to 64 years 1 Lower education 2022 1e kwartaal 71.0 66.8
Total male and female 15 to 64 years 2 Intermediate education 2022 1e kwartaal 85.4 82.5
Total male and female 15 to 64 years 3 Higher education 2022 1e kwartaal 91.2 88.8
Total male and female 15 to 64 years Unknown 2022 1e kwartaal 65.6 63.3
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Total 2022 1e kwartaal 89.6 86.9
Total male and female 25 to 44 years 1 Lower education 2022 1e kwartaal 73.5 69.4
Total male and female 25 to 44 years 2 Intermediate education 2022 1e kwartaal 89.0 86.5
Total male and female 25 to 44 years 3 Higher education 2022 1e kwartaal 93.7 91.2
Total male and female 25 to 44 years Unknown 2022 1e kwartaal . .
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Total 2022 1e kwartaal 91.0 87.7
Total male and female 25 to 34 years 1 Lower education 2022 1e kwartaal 74.0 69.0
Total male and female 25 to 34 years 2 Intermediate education 2022 1e kwartaal 90.0 86.7
Total male and female 25 to 34 years 3 Higher education 2022 1e kwartaal 94.5 91.3
Total male and female 25 to 34 years Unknown 2022 1e kwartaal . .
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Total 2022 1e kwartaal 88.1 86.1
Total male and female 35 to 44 years 1 Lower education 2022 1e kwartaal 73.1 69.7
Total male and female 35 to 44 years 2 Intermediate education 2022 1e kwartaal 88.0 86.2
Total male and female 35 to 44 years 3 Higher education 2022 1e kwartaal 92.7 91.0
Total male and female 35 to 44 years Unknown 2022 1e kwartaal . .
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Total 2022 1e kwartaal 87.8 86.1
Total male and female 45 to 54 years 1 Lower education 2022 1e kwartaal 73.3 71.8
Total male and female 45 to 54 years 2 Intermediate education 2022 1e kwartaal 89.4 87.5
Total male and female 45 to 54 years 3 Higher education 2022 1e kwartaal 94.2 92.7
Total male and female 45 to 54 years Unknown 2022 1e kwartaal . .
Total male and female 45 to 64 years Total 2022 1e kwartaal 81.0 79.1
Total male and female 45 to 64 years 1 Lower education 2022 1e kwartaal 67.4 65.6
Total male and female 45 to 64 years 2 Intermediate education 2022 1e kwartaal 83.5 81.6
Total male and female 45 to 64 years 3 Higher education 2022 1e kwartaal 88.6 86.7
Total male and female 45 to 64 years Unknown 2022 1e kwartaal 57.9 56.1
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Total 2022 1e kwartaal 62.2 60.6
Total male and female 45 to 74 years 1 Lower education 2022 1e kwartaal 44.9 43.5
Total male and female 45 to 74 years 2 Intermediate education 2022 1e kwartaal 66.6 65.1
Total male and female 45 to 74 years 3 Higher education 2022 1e kwartaal 73.3 71.6
Total male and female 45 to 74 years Unknown 2022 1e kwartaal 47.3 45.4
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Total 2022 1e kwartaal 74.4 72.3
Total male and female 55 to 64 years 1 Lower education 2022 1e kwartaal 63.6 61.5
Total male and female 55 to 64 years 2 Intermediate education 2022 1e kwartaal 77.8 76.0
Total male and female 55 to 64 years 3 Higher education 2022 1e kwartaal 81.4 79.0
Total male and female 55 to 64 years Unknown 2022 1e kwartaal . .
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Total 2022 1e kwartaal 15.9 15.0
Total male and female 65 to 74 years 1 Lower education 2022 1e kwartaal 11.2 10.3
Total male and female 65 to 74 years 2 Intermediate education 2022 1e kwartaal 17.4 16.7
Total male and female 65 to 74 years 3 Higher education 2022 1e kwartaal 21.7 20.4
Total male and female 65 to 74 years Unknown 2022 1e kwartaal . .
Total male and female 15 to 19 years Total 2022 1e kwartaal 75.5 68.1
Total male and female 15 to 19 years 1 Lower education 2022 1e kwartaal 73.4 65.7
Total male and female 15 to 19 years 2 Intermediate education 2022 1e kwartaal 81.7 75.1
Total male and female 15 to 19 years 3 Higher education 2022 1e kwartaal . .
Total male and female 15 to 19 years Unknown 2022 1e kwartaal . .
Total male and female 20 to 24 years Total 2022 1e kwartaal 83.9 79.0
Total male and female 20 to 24 years 1 Lower education 2022 1e kwartaal 78.5 73.8
Total male and female 20 to 24 years 2 Intermediate education 2022 1e kwartaal 84.0 78.9
Total male and female 20 to 24 years 3 Higher education 2022 1e kwartaal 86.6 82.2
Total male and female 20 to 24 years Unknown 2022 1e kwartaal . .
Total male and female 25 to 29 years Total 2022 1e kwartaal 91.5 87.9
Total male and female 25 to 29 years 1 Lower education 2022 1e kwartaal 73.0 66.9
Total male and female 25 to 29 years 2 Intermediate education 2022 1e kwartaal 90.8 87.8
Total male and female 25 to 29 years 3 Higher education 2022 1e kwartaal 94.5 91.0
Total male and female 25 to 29 years Unknown 2022 1e kwartaal . .
Total male and female 30 to 34 years Total 2022 1e kwartaal 90.6 87.5
Total male and female 30 to 34 years 1 Lower education 2022 1e kwartaal 74.8 70.6
Total male and female 30 to 34 years 2 Intermediate education 2022 1e kwartaal 89.1 85.7
Total male and female 30 to 34 years 3 Higher education 2022 1e kwartaal 94.5 91.7
Total male and female 30 to 34 years Unknown 2022 1e kwartaal . .
Total male and female 35 to 39 years Total 2022 1e kwartaal 89.0 86.7
Total male and female 35 to 39 years 1 Lower education 2022 1e kwartaal 72.1 67.5
Total male and female 35 to 39 years 2 Intermediate education 2022 1e kwartaal 87.6 86.1
Total male and female 35 to 39 years 3 Higher education 2022 1e kwartaal 94.3 92.1
Total male and female 35 to 39 years Unknown 2022 1e kwartaal . .
Total male and female 40 to 44 years Total 2022 1e kwartaal 87.2 85.5
Total male and female 40 to 44 years 1 Lower education 2022 1e kwartaal 74.0 71.5
Total male and female 40 to 44 years 2 Intermediate education 2022 1e kwartaal 88.5 86.3
Total male and female 40 to 44 years 3 Higher education 2022 1e kwartaal 90.9 89.7
Total male and female 40 to 44 years Unknown 2022 1e kwartaal . .
Total male and female 45 to 49 years Total 2022 1e kwartaal 88.8 87.5
Total male and female 45 to 49 years 1 Lower education 2022 1e kwartaal 71.7 70.7
Total male and female 45 to 49 years 2 Intermediate education 2022 1e kwartaal 91.5 89.8
Total male and female 45 to 49 years 3 Higher education 2022 1e kwartaal 94.4 93.2
Total male and female 45 to 49 years Unknown 2022 1e kwartaal . .
Total male and female 50 to 54 years Total 2022 1e kwartaal 86.9 85.0
Total male and female 50 to 54 years 1 Lower education 2022 1e kwartaal 74.4 72.6
Total male and female 50 to 54 years 2 Intermediate education 2022 1e kwartaal 87.8 85.7
Total male and female 50 to 54 years 3 Higher education 2022 1e kwartaal 94.0 92.1
Total male and female 50 to 54 years Unknown 2022 1e kwartaal . .
Total male and female 55 to 59 years Total 2022 1e kwartaal 82.2 80.3
Total male and female 55 to 59 years 1 Lower education 2022 1e kwartaal 70.5 68.2
Total male and female 55 to 59 years 2 Intermediate education 2022 1e kwartaal 85.4 83.6
Total male and female 55 to 59 years 3 Higher education 2022 1e kwartaal 88.9 87.0
Total male and female 55 to 59 years Unknown 2022 1e kwartaal . .
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

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.