Labour participation; young people

Labour participation; young people

Sex Age Formal Education Periods 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)
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 59 3
Total male and female 15 to 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 36 2
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 23 1
Total male and female 15 to 19 years Total 2022 1st quarter 14 0
Total male and female 15 to 19 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 12 0
Total male and female 15 to 19 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 2 0
Total male and female 20 to 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 45 3
Total male and female 20 to 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 24 2
Total male and female 20 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 21 1
Total male and female 15 years Total 2022 1st quarter 1 0
Total male and female 15 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 1 0
Total male and female 15 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 0 0
Total male and female 16 years Total 2022 1st quarter 2 0
Total male and female 16 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 2 0
Total male and female 16 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 0 0
Total male and female 17 years Total 2022 1st quarter 3 0
Total male and female 17 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 3 0
Total male and female 17 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 0 0
Total male and female 18 years Total 2022 1st quarter 4 0
Total male and female 18 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 3 0
Total male and female 18 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 0 0
Total male and female 19 years Total 2022 1st quarter 4 0
Total male and female 19 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 2 0
Total male and female 19 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 1 0
Total male and female 20 years Total 2022 1st quarter 9 1
Total male and female 20 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 7 1
Total male and female 20 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 2 0
Total male and female 21 years Total 2022 1st quarter 8 0
Total male and female 21 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 4 0
Total male and female 21 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 4 0
Total male and female 22 years Total 2022 1st quarter 6 1
Total male and female 22 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 4 1
Total male and female 22 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 2 0
Total male and female 23 years Total 2022 1st quarter 14 2
Total male and female 23 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 7 0
Total male and female 23 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 7 1
Total male and female 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 9 0
Total male and female 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 2 0
Total male and female 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 6 0
Male 15 to 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 40 2
Male 15 to 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 24 1
Male 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 17 1
Male 15 to 19 years Total 2022 1st quarter 9 0
Male 15 to 19 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 8 0
Male 15 to 19 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 1 0
Male 20 to 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 31 2
Male 20 to 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 16 1
Male 20 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 15 1
Male 15 years Total 2022 1st quarter 0 0
Male 15 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 0 0
Male 15 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 0 0
Male 16 years Total 2022 1st quarter 2 0
Male 16 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 2 0
Male 16 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 0 0
Male 17 years Total 2022 1st quarter 2 0
Male 17 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 2 0
Male 17 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 0 0
Male 18 years Total 2022 1st quarter 2 0
Male 18 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 2 0
Male 18 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 0 0
Male 19 years Total 2022 1st quarter 3 0
Male 19 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 2 0
Male 19 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 1 0
Male 20 years Total 2022 1st quarter 6 0
Male 20 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 4 0
Male 20 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 2 0
Male 21 years Total 2022 1st quarter 5 0
Male 21 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 2 0
Male 21 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 3 0
Male 22 years Total 2022 1st quarter 4 0
Male 22 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 3 0
Male 22 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 1 0
Male 23 years Total 2022 1st quarter 11 2
Male 23 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 5 0
Male 23 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 6 1
Male 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 6 0
Male 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 1 0
Male 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 4 0
Female 15 to 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 18 1
Female 15 to 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 12 1
Female 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 7 0
Female 15 to 19 years Total 2022 1st quarter 5 0
Female 15 to 19 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 4 0
Female 15 to 19 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 1 0
Female 20 to 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 14 1
Female 20 to 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 8 1
Female 20 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 6 0
Female 15 years Total 2022 1st quarter 1 0
Female 15 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 1 0
Female 15 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 0 0
Female 16 years Total 2022 1st quarter 0 0
Female 16 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 0 0
Female 16 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 0 0
Female 17 years Total 2022 1st quarter 1 0
Female 17 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 1 0
Female 17 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 0 0
Female 18 years Total 2022 1st quarter 1 0
Female 18 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 1 0
Female 18 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 0 0
Female 19 years Total 2022 1st quarter 1 0
Source: CBS.
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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 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 are final.

Changes as of May 17, 2022:
The figures for the first quarter of 2022 have been published.

When will new figures be released?
New figures will be published August 17, 2022.

Description topics

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.
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.
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.
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When a person has more than one job, the job in which most hours are worked, is used.