Labour participation; young people

Labour participation; young people

Sex Age Formal Education Periods Labour force and not in the labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Employed labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Professional status Employee Employee (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Professional status Employee Permanent employee (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Professional status Employee Flexible employee (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Professional status Self-employed person Self-employed person (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Professional status Self-employed person Self-employed without employees (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Professional status Self-employed person Self-employed with employees (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Professional status Self-employed person Contributing family worker (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Professional status Professional status is unknown (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Working hours Part-time Part-time (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Working hours Part-time Less than 20 working hours a week Less than 20 working hours a week (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Working hours Part-time Less than 20 working hours a week Less than 12 working hours a week (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Working hours Part-time Less than 20 working hours a week 12 to 19 working hours a week (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Working hours Part-time 20 to 34 working hours a week 20 to 34 working hours a week (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Working hours Part-time 20 to 34 working hours a week 20 to 27 working hours a week (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Working hours Part-time 20 to 34 working hours a week 28 to 34 working hours a week (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Working hours Full-time (x 1 000) Labour force Unemployed labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Unemployment rate (%) Not in the labour force (x 1 000) Gross labour participation rate (%) Net labour participation rate (%)
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Total 2021 2nd quarter 2,126 1,461 1,340 1,252 430 822 88 84 3 2 0 1,057 786 588 199 271 139 132 283 121 8.3 665 68.7 63.0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years In formal education 2021 2nd quarter 1,649 1,077 981 922 235 688 59 57 0 2 0 894 739 563 176 155 86 69 87 96 8.9 572 65.3 59.5
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2021 2nd quarter 477 384 359 329 195 134 30 27 2 0 0 164 48 25 23 116 53 63 196 25 6.4 93 80.5 75.3
Total male and female 15 years Total 2021 2nd quarter 192 85 66 62 7 55 4 3 0 0 0 66 65 61 4 1 0 0 0 19 22.1 108 44.0 34.3
Total male and female 15 years In formal education 2021 2nd quarter 187 84 65 62 7 54 4 3 0 0 0 65 65 61 4 1 0 0 0 19 22.2 103 45.0 35.0
Total male and female 15 years Not in formal education 2021 2nd quarter 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 5 . .
Total male and female 16 years Total 2021 2nd quarter 197 115 98 94 18 76 4 4 0 0 0 97 92 79 13 5 3 2 1 18 15.2 81 58.6 49.7
Total male and female 16 years In formal education 2021 2nd quarter 192 113 97 93 18 75 4 4 0 0 0 96 91 78 13 5 3 2 1 17 14.7 79 59.0 50.3
Total male and female 16 years Not in formal education 2021 2nd quarter 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 . 3 . .
Total male and female 17 years Total 2021 2nd quarter 203 132 120 117 21 96 3 3 0 0 0 117 105 84 20 12 6 6 4 12 9.0 71 65.0 59.2
Total male and female 17 years In formal education 2021 2nd quarter 195 127 117 113 20 94 3 3 0 0 0 113 103 83 20 10 5 6 3 11 8.4 67 65.3 59.9
Total male and female 17 years Not in formal education 2021 2nd quarter 9 5 4 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 . 4 . .
Total male and female 18 years Total 2021 2nd quarter 209 143 135 128 35 94 6 6 0 0 0 127 108 83 25 20 12 8 7 8 5.8 67 68.2 64.3
Total male and female 18 years In formal education 2021 2nd quarter 191 131 124 118 31 88 6 6 0 0 0 120 104 80 24 16 10 6 4 7 5.2 60 68.5 64.9
Total male and female 18 years Not in formal education 2021 2nd quarter 18 12 10 10 4 6 1 1 0 0 0 7 3 2 1 4 2 1 3 1 . 6 . .
Total male and female 19 years Total 2021 2nd quarter 215 154 137 129 35 94 9 7 1 1 0 120 93 69 24 27 16 10 18 16 10.7 61 71.4 63.8
Total male and female 19 years In formal education 2021 2nd quarter 182 130 116 109 26 84 7 6 0 0 0 107 86 64 22 21 14 7 9 14 10.4 52 71.3 63.9
Total male and female 19 years Not in formal education 2021 2nd quarter 33 24 21 19 9 10 2 1 1 0 0 12 7 4 2 6 2 3 9 3 . 9 72.1 63.3
Total male and female 20 years Total 2021 2nd quarter 222 158 146 138 43 95 8 7 1 0 0 120 86 62 24 34 18 16 27 12 7.5 64 71.1 65.8
Total male and female 20 years In formal education 2021 2nd quarter 171 122 114 107 28 79 7 6 0 0 0 100 79 59 20 21 11 10 14 8 6.9 49 71.2 66.3
Total male and female 20 years Not in formal education 2021 2nd quarter 51 36 33 31 15 17 1 1 0 0 0 20 7 3 4 13 7 6 13 3 9.5 15 70.8 64.1
Total male and female 21 years Total 2021 2nd quarter 224 172 162 146 55 91 16 15 0 0 0 123 81 55 26 41 25 17 39 10 5.7 53 76.5 72.2
Total male and female 21 years In formal education 2021 2nd quarter 154 113 108 97 26 71 11 11 0 0 0 96 73 51 22 23 16 7 12 5 4.6 41 73.1 69.8
Total male and female 21 years Not in formal education 2021 2nd quarter 70 59 54 49 29 20 5 5 0 0 0 27 8 4 4 18 9 10 27 5 7.8 11 84.0 77.5
Total male and female 22 years Total 2021 2nd quarter 224 167 157 146 66 80 11 10 0 0 0 112 67 45 22 45 22 23 45 10 6.2 57 74.7 70.1
Total male and female 22 years In formal education 2021 2nd quarter 147 105 99 91 31 60 7 7 0 0 0 86 62 41 21 25 13 12 12 7 6.5 42 71.6 66.9
Total male and female 22 years Not in formal education 2021 2nd quarter 77 62 59 55 35 20 4 3 0 0 0 26 5 4 2 20 9 11 33 4 5.7 15 80.8 76.3
Total male and female 23 years Total 2021 2nd quarter 221 164 155 144 72 72 12 11 0 0 0 98 57 30 27 42 19 23 57 9 5.3 57 74.4 70.4
Total male and female 23 years In formal education 2021 2nd quarter 129 86 81 75 26 49 6 6 0 0 0 69 50 28 22 19 8 11 12 6 6.4 42 67.1 62.8
Total male and female 23 years Not in formal education 2021 2nd quarter 92 78 75 69 46 24 5 5 0 0 0 30 7 2 5 23 11 12 45 3 4.0 14 84.4 81.0
Total male and female 24 years Total 2021 2nd quarter 218 171 164 148 79 69 16 16 0 0 0 79 33 20 13 45 18 27 85 7 4.3 47 78.5 75.1
Total male and female 24 years In formal education 2021 2nd quarter 101 65 61 57 22 35 4 4 0 0 0 42 27 17 10 15 6 8 20 4 6.0 35 65.0 61.1
Total male and female 24 years Not in formal education 2021 2nd quarter 117 106 102 91 57 34 12 11 0 0 0 37 7 3 3 31 11 19 65 4 3.3 12 90.2 87.2
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains quarterly and yearly figures on labour participation of young people in the Netherlands. The population of 15 to 24 years of age (excluding the institutionalized population) is divided into the employed labour force, the unemployed labour force and those not in the labour force. The employed labour force is subdivided on the basis of the professional status and the average working hours. A division by sex, age and whether they are in education is available.

Due to a redesign of the Labour Force Survey (LFS) the planned update on the third quarter in November 2021 will be postponed to the first quarter of 2022. Because of the changes in the survey design and questionnaire the numbers on the whole of 2021 will then be revised. As a result, the numbers of 2021 will not be comparable to the previous years.

Data available from: 2003

Status of the figures:
The figures for 2021 in this table are final. However, due to changes in the survey design and the questionnaire, a revision of the 2021 figures will be implemented in the first quarter of 2022.

Changes as of November 16, 2021:
Due to a redesign of the Labor Force Survey (LFS), no new figures for the third quarter of 2021 will be published in 2021. The third quarter is therefore filled with dots.

When will new figures be released?
New figures will be published in the first quarter of 2022. Due to changes in the survey design and the questionnaire of the LFS, a revision of the figures will be implemented for 2021.

Description topics

Labour force and not in the labour force
People who are part of the employed labour force, the unemployed labour force or who are not in the labour force.

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Labour force
People
- who have paid work (employed labour force), or
- who don’t have paid work, recently looked for work and are directly available for it (unemployed labour force).

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Labour force
People
- who have paid work (employed labour force), or
- who don’t have paid work, recently looked for work and are directly available for it (unemployed labour force).

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
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 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
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 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Professional status
Classification of the employed labour force into:
Employee
-  permanent
-  flexible
Self-employed
-  without employees (solo self-employed)
-  with employees
-  contributing family worker

When a person has more than one job, the job in which most hours are worked, is used.
Employee
A person who makes arrangements in a collective agreement for labour purposes and who is being paid in return.

When a person has more than one job, the job in which most hours are worked, is used.
Employee
A person who makes arrangements in a collective agreement for labour purposes and who is being paid in return.

When a person has more than one job, the job in which most hours are worked, is used.
Permanent employee
An employee with an employment contract for an indefinite period and for a fixed number of hours.
When a person has more than one job, the job in which most hours are worked, is used.
Flexible employee
An employee with an employment contract for a limited period or a flexible number of hours. Enclosed here are:
-  Temporary employee, view on permanent
-  Temporary employee, >=1 year
-  Temporary employee, <1 year
-  On-call worker
-  Temporary agency worker
-  Permanent employee, flexible hours
-  Temporary employee, flexible hours

When a person has more than one job, the job in which most hours are worked, is used.
Self-employed person
A person who works for his/her own account and risk
-  in an own company or practice (self-employed entrepreneur), or
-  as an owner-manager, or
-  in the company or practice of a family member (contributing family worker), or
-  as another self-employed person (for example in an independent profession).

When a person has more than one job, the job in which most hours are worked, is used.
Self-employed person
A person who works for his/her own account and risk
-  in an own company or practice (self-employed entrepreneur), or
-  as an owner-manager, or
-  in the company or practice of a family member (contributing family worker), or
-  as another self-employed person (for example in an independent profession).

When a person has more than one job, the job in which most hours are worked, is used.
Self-employed without employees
A person who works for his/her own account and risk
-  in an own company or practice (self-employed entrepreneur), or
-  as an owner-manager, or
-  as another self-employed person (for example in an independent profession), and
-  who has no employees.

When a person has more than one job, the job in which most hours are worked, is used.
Self-employed with employees
A person who works for his/her own account and risk
-  in an own company or practice (self-employed entrepreneur), or
-  as an owner-manager, and
-  who has employees.
-  
When a person has more than one job, the job in which most hours are worked, is used.
Contributing family worker
A person who works, not on the basis of a an explicit employment contract, in the company or practice of the partner or parents.

When a person has more than one job, the job in which most hours are worked, is used.
Professional status is unknown
Working hours
The number of hours someone works in a normal or average working week.

In the average working hours overtime and unpaid hours are not taken into account.

Part-time
The number of hours that a person works in a normal or average working week is less than 35 hours.

In the average working hours overtime and unpaid hours are not taken into account.
Part-time
The number of hours that a person works in a normal or average working week is less than 35 hours.

In the average working hours overtime and unpaid hours are not taken into account.

Less than 20 working hours a week
The number of hours that a person works in a normal or average working week is less than 20 hours.

In the average working hours overtime and unpaid hours are not taken into account.
Less than 20 working hours a week
The number of hours that a person works in a normal or average working week is less than 20 hours.

In the average working hours overtime and unpaid hours are not taken into account.
Less than 12 working hours a week
The number of hours that a person works in a normal or average working week is less than 12 hours.

In the average working hours overtime and unpaid hours are not taken into account.
12 to 19 working hours a week
The number of hours that a person works in a normal or average working week is 12 to 19 hours.

In the average working hours overtime and unpaid hours are not taken into account.

20 to 34 working hours a week
The number of hours that a person works in a normal or average working week is is 20 to 34 hours.

In the average working hours overtime and unpaid hours are not taken into account.

20 to 34 working hours a week
The number of hours that a person works in a normal or average working week is 20 to 34 hours.

In the average working hours overtime and unpaid hours are not taken into account.
20 to 27 working hours a week
The number of hours that a person works in a normal or average working week is 20 to 27 hours.

In the average working hours overtime and unpaid hours are not taken into account.
28 to 34 working hours a week
The number of hours that a person works in a normal or average working week is 28 to 34 hours.

In the average working hours overtime and unpaid hours are not taken into account.
Full-time
The number of hours that a person works in a normal or average working week is 35 hours or more.

In the average working hours overtime and unpaid hours are not taken into account.
Unemployed labour force
People who don’t have paid work, recently looked for work and are directly available for it.

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Unemployment rate
The unemployed labour force as a percentage of the (employed and unemployed) labour force.

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old.
Not in the labour force
People who don’t have paid work, who haven’t recently looked for work recently or are not directly available for it.

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Gross labour participation rate
The percentage of the (employed and unemployed) labour force in the population (labour force and not in the labour force).

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old.
Net labour participation rate
The percentage of the employed labour force in the population (labour force and not in the labour force).
This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old.