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 Age: 15 to 24 years A-U All economic activities 2022 1st quarter 1,578
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2022 1st quarter 77
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years B-F Manufacturing and energy 2022 1st quarter 117
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2022 1st quarter 738
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years G-N Commercial services 2022 1st quarter 944
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years M-N Business services 2022 1st quarter 143
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years O-Q Government and care 2022 1st quarter 332
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years O-U Noncommercial services 2022 1st quarter 397
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2022 1st quarter 65
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2022 1st quarter 41
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years B Mining and quarrying 2022 1st quarter 1
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2022 1st quarter 18
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years C Manufacturing 2022 1st quarter 71
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2022 1st quarter 1
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 16-18 Man. wood en paperprod., printing 2022 1st quarter 3
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2022 1st quarter 0
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2022 1st quarter 2
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2022 1st quarter 3
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 22-23 Man. plastics and constructionprod 2022 1st quarter 3
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2022 1st quarter 13
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2022 1st quarter 2
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2022 1st quarter 2
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2022 1st quarter 7
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 29-30 Transport equipment 2022 1st quarter 2
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2022 1st quarter 16
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years D Energy supply 2022 1st quarter 1
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 35 Energy supply 2022 1st quarter 1
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years E Water supply and waste management 2022 1st quarter 4
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years F Construction 2022 1st quarter 40
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years G Wholesale and retail trade 2022 1st quarter 480
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years H Transportation and storage 2022 1st quarter 60
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years I Accommodation and food serving 2022 1st quarter 198
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years J Information and communication 2022 1st quarter 41
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 58-60 Publishing, movie, radio and TV 2022 1st quarter 12
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 61 Telecommunications 2022 1st quarter 4
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 62-63 IT- and information services 2022 1st quarter 25
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years K Financial institutions 2022 1st quarter 18
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2022 1st quarter 5
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years M Other specialised business services 2022 1st quarter 71
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 69-71 Management, technical consultancy 2022 1st quarter 44
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 72 Research and development 2022 1st quarter 8
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 73-75 Advertising, design and other 2022 1st quarter 18
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years N Renting and other business support 2022 1st quarter 72
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years O Public administration and services 2022 1st quarter 34
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years P Education 2022 1st quarter 91
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years Q Health and social work activities 2022 1st quarter 207
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 86 Human health activities 2022 1st quarter 86
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years 87-88 Care and social work 2022 1st quarter 121
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years R Culture, sports and recreation 2022 1st quarter 46
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years S Other service activities 2022 1st quarter 18
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years T Activities of households 2022 1st quarter 1
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years U Extraterritorial organisations 2022 1st quarter 0
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years Unknown 2022 1st quarter 79
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years A-U All economic activities 2022 1st quarter 3,787
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2022 1st quarter 364
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years B-F Manufacturing and energy 2022 1st quarter 520
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2022 1st quarter 697
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years G-N Commercial services 2022 1st quarter 1,686
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years M-N Business services 2022 1st quarter 581
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years O-Q Government and care 2022 1st quarter 1,307
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years O-U Noncommercial services 2022 1st quarter 1,459
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2022 1st quarter 152
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2022 1st quarter 50
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years B Mining and quarrying 2022 1st quarter 7
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years 10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2022 1st quarter 51
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years C Manufacturing 2022 1st quarter 319
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years 13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2022 1st quarter 7
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years 16-18 Man. wood en paperprod., printing 2022 1st quarter 18
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2022 1st quarter 2
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2022 1st quarter 18
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2022 1st quarter 16
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years 22-23 Man. plastics and constructionprod 2022 1st quarter 17
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years 24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2022 1st quarter 39
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2022 1st quarter 20
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2022 1st quarter 14
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2022 1st quarter 48
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years 29-30 Transport equipment 2022 1st quarter 22
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years 31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2022 1st quarter 49
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years D Energy supply 2022 1st quarter 23
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years 35 Energy supply 2022 1st quarter 23
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years E Water supply and waste management 2022 1st quarter 14
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years F Construction 2022 1st quarter 156
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years G Wholesale and retail trade 2022 1st quarter 438
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years H Transportation and storage 2022 1st quarter 163
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years I Accommodation and food serving 2022 1st quarter 96
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years J Information and communication 2022 1st quarter 237
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years 58-60 Publishing, movie, radio and TV 2022 1st quarter 38
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years 61 Telecommunications 2022 1st quarter 16
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years 62-63 IT- and information services 2022 1st quarter 182
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years K Financial institutions 2022 1st quarter 142
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2022 1st quarter 29
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years M Other specialised business services 2022 1st quarter 395
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years 69-71 Management, technical consultancy 2022 1st quarter 286
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years 72 Research and development 2022 1st quarter 35
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years 73-75 Advertising, design and other 2022 1st quarter 74
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years N Renting and other business support 2022 1st quarter 186
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years O Public administration and services 2022 1st quarter 286
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years P Education 2022 1st quarter 331
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years Q Health and social work activities 2022 1st quarter 691
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years 86 Human health activities 2022 1st quarter 350
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.