Employed labour force; economic activity (SIC 2008)

Employed labour force; economic activity (SIC 2008)

Sex Personal characteristics SIC 2008 Periods Employed labour force (x 1 000)
Total male and female Total persons A-U All economic activities 2022 1st quarter 9,412
Total male and female Total persons B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2022 1st quarter 882
Total male and female Total persons B-F Manufacturing and energy 2022 1st quarter 1,275
Total male and female Total persons G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2022 1st quarter 2,262
Total male and female Total persons G-N Commercial services 2022 1st quarter 4,332
Total male and female Total persons M-N Business services 2022 1st quarter 1,283
Total male and female Total persons O-Q Government and care 2022 1st quarter 2,997
Total male and female Total persons O-U Noncommercial services 2022 1st quarter 3,415
Total male and female Total persons R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2022 1st quarter 418
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 2022 1st quarter 18
Total male and female Total persons 10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2022 1st quarter 119
Total male and female Total persons C Manufacturing 2022 1st quarter 782
Total male and female Total persons 13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2022 1st quarter 18
Total male and female Total persons 16-18 Man. wood en paperprod., printing 2022 1st quarter 47
Total male and female Total persons 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2022 1st quarter 5
Total male and female Total persons 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2022 1st quarter 49
Total male and female Total persons 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2022 1st quarter 27
Total male and female Total persons 22-23 Man. plastics and constructionprod 2022 1st quarter 49
Total male and female Total persons 24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2022 1st quarter 108
Total male and female Total persons 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2022 1st quarter 38
Total male and female Total persons 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2022 1st quarter 29
Total male and female Total persons 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2022 1st quarter 102
Total male and female Total persons 29-30 Transport equipment 2022 1st quarter 44
Total male and female Total persons 31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2022 1st quarter 148
Total male and female Total persons D Energy supply 2022 1st quarter 42
Total male and female Total persons 35 Energy supply 2022 1st quarter 42
Total male and female Total persons E Water supply and waste management 2022 1st quarter 40
Total male and female Total persons F Construction 2022 1st quarter 393
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 2022 1st quarter 451
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 2022 1st quarter 419
Total male and female Total persons 58-60 Publishing, movie, radio and TV 2022 1st quarter 79
Total male and female Total persons 61 Telecommunications 2022 1st quarter 36
Total male and female Total persons 62-63 IT- and information services 2022 1st quarter 305
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 2022 1st quarter 71
Total male and female Total persons M Other specialised business services 2022 1st quarter 852
Total male and female Total persons 69-71 Management, technical consultancy 2022 1st quarter 624
Total male and female Total persons 72 Research and development 2022 1st quarter 68
Total male and female Total persons 73-75 Advertising, design and other 2022 1st quarter 160
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 2022 1st quarter 653
Total male and female Total persons P Education 2022 1st quarter 732
Total male and female Total persons Q Health and social work activities 2022 1st quarter 1,612
Total male and female Total persons 86 Human health activities 2022 1st quarter 746
Total male and female Total persons 87-88 Care and social work 2022 1st quarter 866
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 2022 1st quarter 184
Total male and female Total persons T Activities of households 2022 1st quarter 10
Total male and female Total persons U Extraterritorial organisations 2022 1st quarter 1
Total male and female Total persons Unknown 2022 1st quarter 211
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week A-U All economic activities 2022 1st quarter 886
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2022 1st quarter 27
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week B-F Manufacturing and energy 2022 1st quarter 38
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2022 1st quarter 420
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week G-N Commercial services 2022 1st quarter 523
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week M-N Business services 2022 1st quarter 79
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week O-Q Government and care 2022 1st quarter 192
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week O-U Noncommercial services 2022 1st quarter 246
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2022 1st quarter 54
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2022 1st quarter 24
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week B Mining and quarrying 2022 1st quarter 1
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week 10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2022 1st quarter 8
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week C Manufacturing 2022 1st quarter 24
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week 13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2022 1st quarter 0
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week 16-18 Man. wood en paperprod., printing 2022 1st quarter 1
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2022 1st quarter 0
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2022 1st quarter 0
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2022 1st quarter 0
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week 22-23 Man. plastics and constructionprod 2022 1st quarter 1
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week 24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2022 1st quarter 5
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2022 1st quarter 1
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2022 1st quarter 1
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2022 1st quarter 3
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week 29-30 Transport equipment 2022 1st quarter 0
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week 31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2022 1st quarter 5
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week D Energy supply 2022 1st quarter 1
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week 35 Energy supply 2022 1st quarter 1
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week E Water supply and waste management 2022 1st quarter 1
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week F Construction 2022 1st quarter 12
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week G Wholesale and retail trade 2022 1st quarter 279
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week H Transportation and storage 2022 1st quarter 31
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week I Accommodation and food serving 2022 1st quarter 110
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week J Information and communication 2022 1st quarter 14
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week 58-60 Publishing, movie, radio and TV 2022 1st quarter 6
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week 61 Telecommunications 2022 1st quarter 1
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week 62-63 IT- and information services 2022 1st quarter 8
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week K Financial institutions 2022 1st quarter 7
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2022 1st quarter 3
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week M Other specialised business services 2022 1st quarter 38
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week 69-71 Management, technical consultancy 2022 1st quarter 25
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week 72 Research and development 2022 1st quarter 1
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week 73-75 Advertising, design and other 2022 1st quarter 12
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week N Renting and other business support 2022 1st quarter 41
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week O Public administration and services 2022 1st quarter 10
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week P Education 2022 1st quarter 69
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week Q Health and social work activities 2022 1st quarter 114
Total male and female Working hours: less than 12 hours a week 86 Human health activities 2022 1st quarter 37
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 from: 2003

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

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

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?
New figures will be published August 17, 2022.

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.