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 2020 4th quarter 2,126 1,467 1,329 1,255 433 822 74 70 2 3 0 1,047 795 612 183 252 114 138 282 138 9.4 659 69.0 62.5
Total male and female 15 to 24 years In formal education 2020 4th quarter 1,618 1,039 938 892 225 667 46 44 1 2 0 868 744 584 160 124 63 62 70 101 9.8 578 64.3 58.0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2020 4th quarter 509 427 391 364 208 155 27 26 1 1 0 179 51 28 23 128 51 76 212 36 8.5 81 84.0 76.9
Total male and female 15 years Total 2020 4th quarter 193 89 70 68 9 58 3 2 0 0 0 70 69 66 3 1 1 0 0 18 20.6 104 45.9 36.5
Total male and female 15 years In formal education 2020 4th quarter 191 88 70 67 9 58 3 2 0 0 0 70 69 66 3 1 1 0 0 18 20.8 102 46.2 36.6
Total male and female 15 years Not in formal education 2020 4th quarter 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 2 . .
Total male and female 16 years Total 2020 4th quarter 199 123 113 109 17 93 3 3 0 0 0 111 105 90 15 6 3 4 1 11 8.7 76 61.8 56.4
Total male and female 16 years In formal education 2020 4th quarter 195 122 111 109 16 92 3 3 0 0 0 110 104 90 14 6 2 4 1 10 8.4 73 62.6 57.3
Total male and female 16 years Not in formal education 2020 4th quarter 5 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 3 . .
Total male and female 17 years Total 2020 4th quarter 206 140 129 126 25 101 3 3 0 0 0 126 116 95 21 10 5 5 4 11 7.9 65 68.2 62.8
Total male and female 17 years In formal education 2020 4th quarter 197 134 124 121 25 96 3 3 0 0 0 122 113 93 19 9 4 5 2 10 7.8 63 68.0 62.7
Total male and female 17 years Not in formal education 2020 4th quarter 8 6 5 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 . 2 . .
Total male and female 18 years Total 2020 4th quarter 210 146 132 127 32 95 5 4 0 1 0 121 104 80 24 17 8 9 11 14 9.7 64 69.6 62.9
Total male and female 18 years In formal education 2020 4th quarter 184 127 116 112 27 85 4 4 0 1 0 109 97 76 21 12 5 7 7 11 8.9 57 69.1 62.9
Total male and female 18 years Not in formal education 2020 4th quarter 25 19 16 15 5 10 0 0 0 0 0 12 7 5 2 5 3 2 4 3 . 7 . .
Total male and female 19 years Total 2020 4th quarter 216 150 134 126 36 91 8 7 0 1 0 120 96 74 22 24 12 12 14 16 10.9 65 69.7 62.1
Total male and female 19 years In formal education 2020 4th quarter 182 124 111 106 27 79 5 5 0 0 0 105 89 70 19 16 8 9 6 13 10.2 58 68.0 61.0
Total male and female 19 years Not in formal education 2020 4th quarter 34 27 23 21 9 12 2 2 0 0 0 14 7 4 3 7 4 3 8 4 . 7 78.8 67.8
Total male and female 20 years Total 2020 4th quarter 223 160 144 135 44 91 9 9 0 0 0 119 88 61 27 31 15 15 25 16 10.0 63 71.6 64.5
Total male and female 20 years In formal education 2020 4th quarter 170 118 106 100 27 73 6 6 0 0 0 98 81 58 23 17 9 8 8 12 10.2 53 69.1 62.1
Total male and female 20 years Not in formal education 2020 4th quarter 53 42 38 35 18 17 3 3 0 0 0 21 7 3 4 14 7 7 17 4 9.4 11 79.7 72.3
Total male and female 21 years Total 2020 4th quarter 222 158 145 136 57 80 9 9 0 0 0 105 67 47 21 38 17 21 40 13 8.2 64 71.2 65.4
Total male and female 21 years In formal education 2020 4th quarter 151 100 92 86 27 60 6 6 0 0 0 81 63 45 18 18 10 9 11 8 8.3 51 66.2 60.8
Total male and female 21 years Not in formal education 2020 4th quarter 71 58 53 50 30 20 3 3 0 0 0 24 5 2 3 19 7 12 29 5 8.0 13 81.8 75.2
Total male and female 22 years Total 2020 4th quarter 222 164 150 139 58 81 11 10 1 0 0 103 65 44 20 38 17 21 47 14 8.4 59 73.5 67.3
Total male and female 22 years In formal education 2020 4th quarter 141 93 85 77 21 57 7 7 0 0 0 76 58 41 18 17 10 8 9 9 9.4 48 66.1 59.8
Total male and female 22 years Not in formal education 2020 4th quarter 81 70 65 62 37 24 4 3 0 0 0 27 6 4 3 21 7 14 38 5 7.0 11 86.5 80.5
Total male and female 23 years Total 2020 4th quarter 217 168 157 145 74 71 12 11 0 1 0 92 51 32 18 41 17 24 65 11 6.6 50 77.1 72.0
Total male and female 23 years In formal education 2020 4th quarter 110 74 71 67 27 40 4 4 0 0 0 58 43 28 15 14 7 8 14 3 3.4 37 66.9 64.6
Total male and female 23 years Not in formal education 2020 4th quarter 107 94 85 78 46 31 8 7 0 1 0 34 7 4 3 27 10 16 51 8 9.0 13 87.6 79.7
Total male and female 24 years Total 2020 4th quarter 217 169 155 143 82 62 12 12 0 0 0 80 34 22 12 46 19 27 75 13 8.0 48 77.8 71.7
Total male and female 24 years In formal education 2020 4th quarter 94 59 52 47 20 27 5 5 0 0 0 40 26 18 9 13 7 6 13 7 11.4 36 62.2 55.1
Total male and female 24 years Not in formal education 2020 4th quarter 123 110 103 97 62 35 7 6 0 0 0 41 8 4 4 33 12 21 63 7 6.1 12 89.9 84.4
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.

Data available from: 2003

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are final.

Changes as of 16 February 2021:
The quarterly figures for the 4th quarter and the year 2020 are added.

When will new figures be published?
Each quarter new figures will be published.

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.