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: employee A-U All economic activities 2022 1st quarter 7,926
Total male and female Empl. status: employee B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2022 1st quarter 825
Total male and female Empl. status: employee B-F Manufacturing and energy 2022 1st quarter 1,096
Total male and female Empl. status: employee G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2022 1st quarter 1,988
Total male and female Empl. status: employee G-N Commercial services 2022 1st quarter 3,548
Total male and female Empl. status: employee M-N Business services 2022 1st quarter 922
Total male and female Empl. status: employee O-Q Government and care 2022 1st quarter 2,738
Total male and female Empl. status: employee O-U Noncommercial services 2022 1st quarter 2,994
Total male and female Empl. status: employee R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2022 1st quarter 256
Total male and female Empl. status: employee A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2022 1st quarter 95
Total male and female Empl. status: employee B Mining and quarrying 2022 1st quarter 16
Total male and female Empl. status: employee 10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2022 1st quarter 116
Total male and female Empl. status: employee C Manufacturing 2022 1st quarter 730
Total male and female Empl. status: employee 13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2022 1st quarter 14
Total male and female Empl. status: employee 16-18 Man. wood en paperprod., printing 2022 1st quarter 41
Total male and female Empl. status: employee 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2022 1st quarter 5
Total male and female Empl. status: employee 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2022 1st quarter 48
Total male and female Empl. status: employee 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2022 1st quarter 27
Total male and female Empl. status: employee 22-23 Man. plastics and constructionprod 2022 1st quarter 46
Total male and female Empl. status: employee 24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2022 1st quarter 100
Total male and female Empl. status: employee 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2022 1st quarter 37
Total male and female Empl. status: employee 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2022 1st quarter 28
Total male and female Empl. status: employee 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2022 1st quarter 99
Total male and female Empl. status: employee 29-30 Transport equipment 2022 1st quarter 43
Total male and female Empl. status: employee 31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2022 1st quarter 123
Total male and female Empl. status: employee D Energy supply 2022 1st quarter 40
Total male and female Empl. status: employee 35 Energy supply 2022 1st quarter 40
Total male and female Empl. status: employee E Water supply and waste management 2022 1st quarter 39
Total male and female Empl. status: employee F Construction 2022 1st quarter 271
Total male and female Empl. status: employee G Wholesale and retail trade 2022 1st quarter 1,263
Total male and female Empl. status: employee H Transportation and storage 2022 1st quarter 397
Total male and female Empl. status: employee I Accommodation and food serving 2022 1st quarter 329
Total male and female Empl. status: employee J Information and communication 2022 1st quarter 333
Total male and female Empl. status: employee 58-60 Publishing, movie, radio and TV 2022 1st quarter 53
Total male and female Empl. status: employee 61 Telecommunications 2022 1st quarter 35
Total male and female Empl. status: employee 62-63 IT- and information services 2022 1st quarter 245
Total male and female Empl. status: employee K Financial institutions 2022 1st quarter 245
Total male and female Empl. status: employee L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2022 1st quarter 59
Total male and female Empl. status: employee M Other specialised business services 2022 1st quarter 562
Total male and female Empl. status: employee 69-71 Management, technical consultancy 2022 1st quarter 419
Total male and female Empl. status: employee 72 Research and development 2022 1st quarter 64
Total male and female Empl. status: employee 73-75 Advertising, design and other 2022 1st quarter 79
Total male and female Empl. status: employee N Renting and other business support 2022 1st quarter 360
Total male and female Empl. status: employee O Public administration and services 2022 1st quarter 649
Total male and female Empl. status: employee P Education 2022 1st quarter 653
Total male and female Empl. status: employee Q Health and social work activities 2022 1st quarter 1,436
Total male and female Empl. status: employee 86 Human health activities 2022 1st quarter 629
Total male and female Empl. status: employee 87-88 Care and social work 2022 1st quarter 807
Total male and female Empl. status: employee R Culture, sports and recreation 2022 1st quarter 133
Total male and female Empl. status: employee S Other service activities 2022 1st quarter 113
Total male and female Empl. status: employee T Activities of households 2022 1st quarter 9
Total male and female Empl. status: employee U Extraterritorial organisations 2022 1st quarter 1
Total male and female Empl. status: employee Unknown 2022 1st quarter 193
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee A-U All economic activities 2022 1st quarter 5,296
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2022 1st quarter 639
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee B-F Manufacturing and energy 2022 1st quarter 848
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2022 1st quarter 1,091
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee G-N Commercial services 2022 1st quarter 2,214
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee M-N Business services 2022 1st quarter 645
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee O-Q Government and care 2022 1st quarter 1,974
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee O-U Noncommercial services 2022 1st quarter 2,133
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2022 1st quarter 158
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2022 1st quarter 51
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee B Mining and quarrying 2022 1st quarter 10
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee 10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2022 1st quarter 77
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee C Manufacturing 2022 1st quarter 568
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee 13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2022 1st quarter 10
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee 16-18 Man. wood en paperprod., printing 2022 1st quarter 35
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2022 1st quarter 4
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2022 1st quarter 42
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2022 1st quarter 21
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee 22-23 Man. plastics and constructionprod 2022 1st quarter 38
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee 24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2022 1st quarter 80
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2022 1st quarter 30
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2022 1st quarter 24
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2022 1st quarter 83
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee 29-30 Transport equipment 2022 1st quarter 30
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee 31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2022 1st quarter 93
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee D Energy supply 2022 1st quarter 31
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee 35 Energy supply 2022 1st quarter 31
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee E Water supply and waste management 2022 1st quarter 30
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee F Construction 2022 1st quarter 209
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee G Wholesale and retail trade 2022 1st quarter 717
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee H Transportation and storage 2022 1st quarter 272
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee I Accommodation and food serving 2022 1st quarter 102
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee J Information and communication 2022 1st quarter 243
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee 58-60 Publishing, movie, radio and TV 2022 1st quarter 32
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee 61 Telecommunications 2022 1st quarter 25
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee 62-63 IT- and information services 2022 1st quarter 186
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee K Financial institutions 2022 1st quarter 188
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2022 1st quarter 47
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee M Other specialised business services 2022 1st quarter 416
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee 69-71 Management, technical consultancy 2022 1st quarter 327
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee 72 Research and development 2022 1st quarter 44
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee 73-75 Advertising, design and other 2022 1st quarter 45
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee N Renting and other business support 2022 1st quarter 229
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee O Public administration and services 2022 1st quarter 516
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee P Education 2022 1st quarter 443
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee Q Health and social work activities 2022 1st quarter 1,015
Total male and female Empl. status: permanent employee 86 Human health activities 2022 1st quarter 437
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.