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 Unemployed labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Unemployment rate (%) Labour force Employed labour force Employed labour force (x 1 000) 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 1,433 135 9.4 1,298 694 67.4 61.0
Total male and female 15 to 24 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 1,629 1,026 104 10.2 922 603 63.0 56.6
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 497 407 31 7.5 376 90 81.8 75.7
Total male and female 15 to 19 years Total 2021 1st quarter 1,020 610 73 11.9 537 410 59.8 52.6
Total male and female 15 to 19 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 939 558 66 11.8 492 381 59.5 52.4
Total male and female 15 to 19 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 81 52 7 13.6 45 30 63.4 54.7
Total male and female 20 to 24 years Total 2021 1st quarter 1,106 823 62 7.6 761 283 74.4 68.8
Total male and female 20 to 24 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 691 468 39 8.3 429 223 67.7 62.1
Total male and female 20 to 24 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 416 355 24 6.6 332 60 85.5 79.8
Total male and female 15 years Total 2021 1st quarter 192 80 19 23.8 61 112 41.8 31.8
Total male and female 15 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 187 79 19 23.8 60 108 42.1 32.1
Total male and female 15 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 6 2 0 . 1 4 . .
Total male and female 16 years Total 2021 1st quarter 198 113 10 8.8 103 85 56.9 51.9
Total male and female 16 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 191 110 10 8.8 101 81 57.7 52.6
Total male and female 16 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 7 2 0 . 2 4 . .
Total male and female 17 years Total 2021 1st quarter 205 132 14 10.5 118 73 64.4 57.7
Total male and female 17 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 194 125 12 9.9 113 69 64.5 58.2
Total male and female 17 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 11 7 2 . 5 4 . .
Total male and female 18 years Total 2021 1st quarter 210 137 15 10.7 122 73 65.2 58.2
Total male and female 18 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 187 122 13 10.7 109 64 65.6 58.5
Total male and female 18 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 23 14 1 . 13 9 . .
Total male and female 19 years Total 2021 1st quarter 215 148 15 10.3 133 67 68.8 61.7
Total male and female 19 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 180 122 12 9.8 110 59 67.5 60.9
Total male and female 19 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 35 27 3 . 23 9 75.7 66.0
Total male and female 20 years Total 2021 1st quarter 223 161 16 9.7 145 63 71.9 65.0
Total male and female 20 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 175 122 12 10.0 110 53 70.0 63.0
Total male and female 20 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 48 38 3 8.8 35 10 79.1 72.1
Total male and female 21 years Total 2021 1st quarter 223 158 11 7.1 147 65 71.0 66.0
Total male and female 21 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 150 100 7 6.7 93 51 66.4 61.9
Total male and female 21 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 73 59 5 7.9 54 14 80.6 74.3
Total male and female 22 years Total 2021 1st quarter 224 167 11 6.4 157 56 74.8 70.0
Total male and female 22 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 147 101 8 7.6 94 46 68.8 63.6
Total male and female 22 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 76 66 3 4.5 63 11 86.2 82.3
Total male and female 23 years Total 2021 1st quarter 219 166 10 6.3 155 53 75.8 71.0
Total male and female 23 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 118 80 6 7.4 74 38 67.5 62.5
Total male and female 23 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 101 86 5 5.3 82 14 85.6 81.1
Total male and female 24 years Total 2021 1st quarter 217 171 14 8.3 157 47 78.6 72.1
Total male and female 24 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 100 64 6 9.5 58 35 64.6 58.5
Total male and female 24 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 118 106 8 7.5 98 11 90.4 83.6
Male 15 to 24 years Total 2021 1st quarter 1,084 715 64 8.9 651 369 66.0 60.1
Male 15 to 24 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 813 494 48 9.7 446 319 60.8 54.9
Male 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 271 221 16 7.2 205 50 81.5 75.6
Male 15 to 19 years Total 2021 1st quarter 522 304 36 11.9 268 218 58.3 51.3
Male 15 to 19 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 474 275 32 11.7 243 200 57.9 51.1
Male 15 to 19 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 48 30 4 . 26 18 62.0 53.4
Male 20 to 24 years Total 2021 1st quarter 561 411 27 6.7 383 151 73.1 68.2
Male 20 to 24 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 338 219 16 7.1 204 119 64.8 60.2
Male 20 to 24 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 223 191 12 6.2 179 32 85.7 80.4
Male 15 years Total 2021 1st quarter 99 39 7 17.0 32 60 39.6 32.9
Male 15 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 95 38 7 17.3 32 56 40.4 33.4
Male 15 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 4 1 0 . 1 3 . .
Male 16 years Total 2021 1st quarter 101 57 5 8.8 52 44 56.1 51.2
Male 16 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 97 55 5 8.9 50 42 56.7 51.7
Male 16 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 4 2 0 . 2 2 . .
Male 17 years Total 2021 1st quarter 105 66 7 10.8 59 39 62.9 56.1
Male 17 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 100 63 6 9.4 57 37 62.6 56.8
Male 17 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 5 3 1 . 2 2 . .
Male 18 years Total 2021 1st quarter 107 67 8 12.2 59 40 62.9 55.2
Male 18 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 92 59 7 12.3 51 34 63.5 55.7
Male 18 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 15 9 1 . 8 6 . .
Male 19 years Total 2021 1st quarter 110 75 9 12.4 66 35 68.1 59.6
Male 19 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 90 60 7 12.5 52 30 66.5 58.2
Male 19 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 20 15 2 . 13 5 . .
Male 20 years Total 2021 1st quarter 113 81 7 8.7 74 32 71.5 65.3
Male 20 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 85 59 5 8.4 54 27 68.6 62.8
Male 20 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 28 23 2 . 20 6 . .
Male 21 years Total 2021 1st quarter 113 80 4 5.4 75 34 70.3 66.5
Male 21 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 71 46 2 4.6 44 25 65.2 62.2
Male 21 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 42 33 2 6.5 31 9 79.0 73.8
Male 22 years Total 2021 1st quarter 113 82 5 5.6 77 32 72.2 68.1
Male 22 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 74 47 3 6.3 44 27 63.5 59.5
Male 22 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 40 35 2 4.8 33 5 88.2 84.0
Male 23 years Total 2021 1st quarter 111 82 5 5.9 77 29 73.9 69.5
Male 23 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 57 36 2 5.8 34 22 62.2 58.6
Male 23 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 53 46 3 6.0 43 7 86.4 81.2
Male 24 years Total 2021 1st quarter 111 86 7 7.7 79 24 77.9 71.9
Male 24 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 51 32 4 11.2 28 19 62.8 55.8
Male 24 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 60 54 3 5.7 51 6 90.7 85.5
Female 15 to 24 years Total 2021 1st quarter 1,043 718 71 9.9 647 325 68.9 62.0
Female 15 to 24 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 817 532 57 10.7 475 285 65.2 58.2
Female 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 226 186 15 7.8 171 40 82.2 75.8
Female 15 to 19 years Total 2021 1st quarter 498 305 37 12.0 269 192 61.3 54.0
Female 15 to 19 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 464 284 34 11.9 250 181 61.1 53.8
Female 15 to 19 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 34 22 3 . 19 12 65.3 56.7
Female 20 to 24 years Total 2021 1st quarter 545 413 35 8.4 378 132 75.7 69.3
Female 20 to 24 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 352 249 23 9.3 226 104 70.6 64.0
Female 20 to 24 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 192 164 12 7.1 152 29 85.2 79.1
Female 15 years Total 2021 1st quarter 94 41 12 30.2 29 53 44.0 30.7
Female 15 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 92 40 12 30.0 28 52 43.8 30.7
Female 15 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 2 1 0 . 1 1 . .
Female 16 years Total 2021 1st quarter 97 56 5 8.8 51 41 57.7 52.6
Female 16 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 94 55 5 8.7 50 39 58.7 53.6
Female 16 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 3 1 0 . 0 2 . .
Female 17 years Total 2021 1st quarter 100 66 7 10.3 59 34 66.1 59.3
Female 17 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 94 62 6 10.3 56 31 66.6 59.7
Female 17 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 6 3 0 . 3 2 . .
Female 18 years Total 2021 1st quarter 102 69 6 9.2 63 33 67.6 61.4
Female 18 years In formal education 2021 1st quarter 94 64 6 9.3 58 31 67.6 61.3
Female 18 years Not in formal education 2021 1st quarter 8 5 0 . 5 2 . .
Female 19 years Total 2021 1st quarter 105 73 6 8.2 67 32 69.6 63.9
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.
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.