Employed labour force; economic activity (SIC 2008), 2003-2022

Employed labour force; economic activity (SIC 2008), 2003-2022

Sex Personal characteristics SIC 2008 Periods Employed labour force (x 1 000)
Total male and female Total persons A-U All economic activities 2021 2nd quarter 9,207
Total male and female Total persons A-U All economic activities 2021 3rd quarter 9,309
Total male and female Total persons A-U All economic activities 2021 4th quarter 9,370
Total male and female Total persons A-U All economic activities 2022 1st quarter 9,412
Total male and female Total persons A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021 2nd quarter 198
Total male and female Total persons A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021 3rd quarter 189
Total male and female Total persons A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021 4th quarter 192
Total male and female Total persons A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2022 1st quarter 180
Total male and female Total persons B Mining and quarrying 2021 2nd quarter 12
Total male and female Total persons B Mining and quarrying 2021 3rd quarter 15
Total male and female Total persons B Mining and quarrying 2021 4th quarter 18
Total male and female Total persons B Mining and quarrying 2022 1st quarter 18
Total male and female Total persons C Manufacturing 2021 2nd quarter 766
Total male and female Total persons C Manufacturing 2021 3rd quarter 790
Total male and female Total persons C Manufacturing 2021 4th quarter 771
Total male and female Total persons C Manufacturing 2022 1st quarter 782
Total male and female Total persons D Energy supply 2021 2nd quarter 38
Total male and female Total persons D Energy supply 2021 3rd quarter 42
Total male and female Total persons D Energy supply 2021 4th quarter 43
Total male and female Total persons D Energy supply 2022 1st quarter 42
Total male and female Total persons E Water supply and waste management 2021 2nd quarter 44
Total male and female Total persons E Water supply and waste management 2021 3rd quarter 44
Total male and female Total persons E Water supply and waste management 2021 4th quarter 39
Total male and female Total persons E Water supply and waste management 2022 1st quarter 40
Total male and female Total persons F Construction 2021 2nd quarter 398
Total male and female Total persons F Construction 2021 3rd quarter 398
Total male and female Total persons F Construction 2021 4th quarter 391
Total male and female Total persons F Construction 2022 1st quarter 393
Total male and female Total persons G Wholesale and retail trade 2021 2nd quarter 1,467
Total male and female Total persons G Wholesale and retail trade 2021 3rd quarter 1,433
Total male and female Total persons G Wholesale and retail trade 2021 4th quarter 1,444
Total male and female Total persons G Wholesale and retail trade 2022 1st quarter 1,422
Total male and female Total persons H Transportation and storage 2021 2nd quarter 469
Total male and female Total persons H Transportation and storage 2021 3rd quarter 448
Total male and female Total persons H Transportation and storage 2021 4th quarter 450
Total male and female Total persons H Transportation and storage 2022 1st quarter 451
Total male and female Total persons I Accommodation and food serving 2021 2nd quarter 370
Total male and female Total persons I Accommodation and food serving 2021 3rd quarter 414
Total male and female Total persons I Accommodation and food serving 2021 4th quarter 396
Total male and female Total persons I Accommodation and food serving 2022 1st quarter 389
Total male and female Total persons J Information and communication 2021 2nd quarter 421
Total male and female Total persons J Information and communication 2021 3rd quarter 409
Total male and female Total persons J Information and communication 2021 4th quarter 419
Total male and female Total persons J Information and communication 2022 1st quarter 419
Total male and female Total persons K Financial institutions 2021 2nd quarter 279
Total male and female Total persons K Financial institutions 2021 3rd quarter 282
Total male and female Total persons K Financial institutions 2021 4th quarter 288
Total male and female Total persons K Financial institutions 2022 1st quarter 296
Total male and female Total persons L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2021 2nd quarter 79
Total male and female Total persons L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2021 3rd quarter 73
Total male and female Total persons L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2021 4th quarter 70
Total male and female Total persons L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2022 1st quarter 71
Total male and female Total persons M Other specialised business services 2021 2nd quarter 811
Total male and female Total persons M Other specialised business services 2021 3rd quarter 803
Total male and female Total persons M Other specialised business services 2021 4th quarter 818
Total male and female Total persons M Other specialised business services 2022 1st quarter 852
Total male and female Total persons N Renting and other business support 2021 2nd quarter 433
Total male and female Total persons N Renting and other business support 2021 3rd quarter 436
Total male and female Total persons N Renting and other business support 2021 4th quarter 416
Total male and female Total persons N Renting and other business support 2022 1st quarter 430
Total male and female Total persons O Public administration and services 2021 2nd quarter 632
Total male and female Total persons O Public administration and services 2021 3rd quarter 639
Total male and female Total persons O Public administration and services 2021 4th quarter 648
Total male and female Total persons O Public administration and services 2022 1st quarter 653
Total male and female Total persons P Education 2021 2nd quarter 659
Total male and female Total persons P Education 2021 3rd quarter 700
Total male and female Total persons P Education 2021 4th quarter 727
Total male and female Total persons P Education 2022 1st quarter 732
Total male and female Total persons Q Health and social work activities 2021 2nd quarter 1,538
Total male and female Total persons Q Health and social work activities 2021 3rd quarter 1,591
Total male and female Total persons Q Health and social work activities 2021 4th quarter 1,605
Total male and female Total persons Q Health and social work activities 2022 1st quarter 1,612
Total male and female Total persons R Culture, sports and recreation 2021 2nd quarter 203
Total male and female Total persons R Culture, sports and recreation 2021 3rd quarter 209
Total male and female Total persons R Culture, sports and recreation 2021 4th quarter 219
Total male and female Total persons R Culture, sports and recreation 2022 1st quarter 223
Total male and female Total persons S Other service activities 2021 2nd quarter 196
Total male and female Total persons S Other service activities 2021 3rd quarter 188
Total male and female Total persons S Other service activities 2021 4th quarter 199
Total male and female Total persons S Other service activities 2022 1st quarter 184
Total male and female Total persons T Activities of households 2021 2nd quarter 12
Total male and female Total persons T Activities of households 2021 3rd quarter 12
Total male and female Total persons T Activities of households 2021 4th quarter 12
Total male and female Total persons T Activities of households 2022 1st quarter 10
Total male and female Total persons U Extraterritorial organisations 2021 2nd quarter 2
Total male and female Total persons U Extraterritorial organisations 2021 3rd quarter 1
Total male and female Total persons U Extraterritorial organisations 2021 4th quarter 1
Total male and female Total persons U Extraterritorial organisations 2022 1st quarter 1
Total male and female Total persons Unknown 2021 2nd quarter 182
Total male and female Total persons Unknown 2021 3rd quarter 193
Total male and female Total persons Unknown 2021 4th quarter 204
Total male and female Total persons Unknown 2022 1st quarter 211
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains quarterly and yearly figures on the economic activities where people work. The population of 15 to 74 years of age (excluding the institutionalized population) in paid employment is classified according to the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC 2008). A division by sex, age, level of education, professional status and working hours 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 for 2003-2022

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

Changes as of August 17, 2022:
None, the table has been discontinued.

From 2021 onwards the categories ‘Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours' and ‘Empl. status: temp. with flexible hours' are stopped. From 2021 they are counted in ‘Empl. status: on-call worker' category. In addition, a new category ' Empl. status: flex, contract unknown' has been added from 2021 onwards. For the self-employed, the category ' Empl. status: other self-employed' has been removed

When will new figures be released?
Not applicable. This table has been replaced, see paragraph 3 for a link to the new table.

Description topics

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 75 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.