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 Empl. status: flexible employee A-U All economic activities 2022 1st quarter 2,630
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2022 1st quarter 186
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee B-F Manufacturing and energy 2022 1st quarter 248
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2022 1st quarter 897
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee G-N Commercial services 2022 1st quarter 1,333
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee M-N Business services 2022 1st quarter 277
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee O-Q Government and care 2022 1st quarter 764
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee O-U Noncommercial services 2022 1st quarter 862
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2022 1st quarter 98
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2022 1st quarter 44
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee B Mining and quarrying 2022 1st quarter 6
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee 10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2022 1st quarter 39
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee C Manufacturing 2022 1st quarter 162
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee 13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2022 1st quarter 4
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee 16-18 Man. wood en paperprod., printing 2022 1st quarter 6
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2022 1st quarter 0
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2022 1st quarter 7
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2022 1st quarter 6
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee 22-23 Man. plastics and constructionprod 2022 1st quarter 9
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee 24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2022 1st quarter 20
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2022 1st quarter 8
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2022 1st quarter 4
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2022 1st quarter 16
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee 29-30 Transport equipment 2022 1st quarter 13
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee 31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2022 1st quarter 30
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee D Energy supply 2022 1st quarter 9
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee 35 Energy supply 2022 1st quarter 9
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee E Water supply and waste management 2022 1st quarter 9
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee F Construction 2022 1st quarter 62
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee G Wholesale and retail trade 2022 1st quarter 546
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee H Transportation and storage 2022 1st quarter 125
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee I Accommodation and food serving 2022 1st quarter 226
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee J Information and communication 2022 1st quarter 90
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee 58-60 Publishing, movie, radio and TV 2022 1st quarter 21
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee 61 Telecommunications 2022 1st quarter 10
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee 62-63 IT- and information services 2022 1st quarter 60
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee K Financial institutions 2022 1st quarter 58
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2022 1st quarter 12
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee M Other specialised business services 2022 1st quarter 146
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee 69-71 Management, technical consultancy 2022 1st quarter 92
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee 72 Research and development 2022 1st quarter 20
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee 73-75 Advertising, design and other 2022 1st quarter 34
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee N Renting and other business support 2022 1st quarter 131
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee O Public administration and services 2022 1st quarter 133
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee P Education 2022 1st quarter 210
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee Q Health and social work activities 2022 1st quarter 421
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee 86 Human health activities 2022 1st quarter 192
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee 87-88 Care and social work 2022 1st quarter 229
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee R Culture, sports and recreation 2022 1st quarter 62
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee S Other service activities 2022 1st quarter 32
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee T Activities of households 2022 1st quarter 4
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee U Extraterritorial organisations 2022 1st quarter 0
Total male and female Empl. status: flexible employee Unknown 2022 1st quarter 143
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours A-U All economic activities 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours B-F Manufacturing and energy 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours G-N Commercial services 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours M-N Business services 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours O-Q Government and care 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours O-U Noncommercial services 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours B Mining and quarrying 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours 10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours C Manufacturing 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours 13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours 16-18 Man. wood en paperprod., printing 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours 22-23 Man. plastics and constructionprod 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours 24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours 29-30 Transport equipment 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours 31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours D Energy supply 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours 35 Energy supply 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours E Water supply and waste management 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours F Construction 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours G Wholesale and retail trade 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours H Transportation and storage 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours I Accommodation and food serving 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours J Information and communication 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours 58-60 Publishing, movie, radio and TV 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours 61 Telecommunications 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours 62-63 IT- and information services 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours K Financial institutions 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours M Other specialised business services 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours 69-71 Management, technical consultancy 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours 72 Research and development 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours 73-75 Advertising, design and other 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours N Renting and other business support 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours O Public administration and services 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours P Education 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours Q Health and social work activities 2022 1st quarter .
Total male and female Empl. status: perm. with flexible hours 86 Human health activities 2022 1st quarter .
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.