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 1st quarter 2,126 1,433 1,298 1,225 420 806 72 68 2 2 0 1,030 786 612 174 244 118 126 268 135 9.4 694 67.4 61.0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 1,629 1,026 922 873 218 655 48 47 0 1 0 853 733 582 151 120 68 53 68 104 10.2 603 63.0 56.6
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 497 407 376 352 201 151 24 21 1 1 0 177 53 31 23 123 50 73 200 31 7.5 90 81.8 75.7
Total male and female 15 years Total 2021 1st quarter 192 80 61 58 7 51 3 3 0 0 0 61 61 59 2 1 0 0 0 19 23.8 112 41.8 31.8
Total male and female 15 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 187 79 60 57 7 50 3 3 0 0 0 60 59 57 2 1 0 0 0 19 23.8 108 42.1 32.1
Total male and female 15 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 6 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 4 . .
Total male and female 16 years Total 2021 1st quarter 198 113 103 100 17 83 3 3 0 0 0 101 99 87 12 2 1 2 1 10 8.8 85 56.9 51.9
Total male and female 16 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 191 110 101 98 17 81 3 3 0 0 0 100 97 86 11 2 1 2 1 10 8.8 81 57.7 52.6
Total male and female 16 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 7 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 4 . .
Total male and female 17 years Total 2021 1st quarter 205 132 118 114 22 92 4 4 0 0 0 115 105 88 16 11 6 5 3 14 10.5 73 64.4 57.7
Total male and female 17 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 194 125 113 109 21 88 3 3 0 0 0 111 101 86 15 10 5 5 2 12 9.9 69 64.5 58.2
Total male and female 17 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 11 7 5 5 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 5 3 2 1 1 0 1 1 2 . 4 . .
Total male and female 18 years Total 2021 1st quarter 210 137 122 117 27 90 5 4 0 0 0 116 99 77 22 17 10 7 6 15 10.7 73 65.2 58.2
Total male and female 18 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 187 122 109 105 24 82 4 4 0 0 0 106 94 74 20 11 7 5 4 13 10.7 64 65.6 58.5
Total male and female 18 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 23 14 13 12 3 9 1 1 0 0 0 10 5 3 2 5 3 2 3 1 . 9 . .
Total male and female 19 years Total 2021 1st quarter 215 148 133 125 34 91 8 8 0 0 0 117 92 69 23 24 12 13 16 15 10.3 67 68.8 61.7
Total male and female 19 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 180 122 110 104 25 78 6 6 0 0 0 102 84 64 20 17 8 9 8 12 9.8 59 67.5 60.9
Total male and female 19 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 35 27 23 21 9 12 2 2 0 0 0 15 8 5 3 7 3 4 8 3 . 9 75.7 66.0
Total male and female 20 years Total 2021 1st quarter 223 161 145 135 43 92 10 10 0 0 0 122 91 68 23 31 17 14 23 16 9.7 63 71.9 65.0
Total male and female 20 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 175 122 110 103 27 76 8 8 0 0 0 101 85 65 20 16 9 7 9 12 10.0 53 70.0 63.0
Total male and female 20 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 48 38 35 32 16 16 3 2 0 0 0 20 6 3 3 15 7 7 14 3 8.8 10 79.1 72.1
Total male and female 21 years Total 2021 1st quarter 223 158 147 138 51 87 9 8 0 1 0 110 73 51 22 37 18 19 37 11 7.1 65 71.0 66.0
Total male and female 21 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 150 100 93 88 24 64 5 5 0 0 0 84 66 47 19 18 11 7 9 7 6.7 51 66.4 61.9
Total male and female 21 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 73 59 54 50 27 23 4 3 0 1 0 26 7 4 3 19 7 12 29 5 7.9 14 80.6 74.3
Total male and female 22 years Total 2021 1st quarter 224 167 157 146 59 87 10 10 0 0 0 110 74 50 23 37 17 20 46 11 6.4 56 74.8 70.0
Total male and female 22 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 147 101 94 87 25 61 7 7 0 0 0 83 67 47 20 16 8 8 11 8 7.6 46 68.8 63.6
Total male and female 22 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 76 66 63 60 34 25 3 3 0 0 0 27 7 4 3 20 8 12 36 3 4.5 11 86.2 82.3
Total male and female 23 years Total 2021 1st quarter 219 166 155 149 76 72 7 7 0 0 0 94 54 34 20 40 19 22 61 10 6.3 53 75.8 71.0
Total male and female 23 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 118 80 74 70 27 43 4 4 0 0 0 62 46 30 15 16 10 6 12 6 7.4 38 67.5 62.5
Total male and female 23 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 101 86 82 78 49 29 3 3 0 0 0 32 8 3 5 24 9 15 50 5 5.3 14 85.6 81.1
Total male and female 24 years Total 2021 1st quarter 217 171 157 143 82 62 13 13 0 1 0 84 40 29 11 44 19 25 73 14 8.3 47 78.6 72.1
Total male and female 24 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 100 64 58 53 21 32 5 5 0 0 0 45 33 24 9 12 8 4 13 6 9.5 35 64.6 58.5
Total male and female 24 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 118 106 98 91 61 30 8 7 0 0 0 39 7 4 2 32 12 20 60 8 7.5 11 90.4 83.6
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 18 May 2021:
The quarterly figures for the 1st quarter 2021 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.