Labour participation; young people

Labour participation; young people

Sex Age Formal Education Periods Labour force Unemployment rate (%) Gross labour participation rate (%) Net labour participation rate (%)
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 9.5 66.9 60.6
Total male and female 15 to 24 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 10.4 62.3 55.8
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter 7.2 82.2 76.3
Total male and female 15 to 19 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 11.8 61.3 54.0
Total male and female 15 to 19 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 12.0 60.9 53.6
Total male and female 15 to 19 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter 9.5 65.3 59.1
Total male and female 20 to 24 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 7.6 72.3 66.8
Total male and female 20 to 24 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 8.3 64.2 58.9
Total male and female 20 to 24 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter 6.8 85.3 79.5
Total male and female 15 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 21.4 43.6 34.3
Total male and female 15 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 21.4 44.1 34.6
Total male and female 15 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter . . .
Total male and female 16 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 11.6 60.9 53.9
Total male and female 16 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 11.9 60.7 53.5
Total male and female 16 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter . . .
Total male and female 17 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 11.1 64.7 57.5
Total male and female 17 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 11.4 65.2 57.8
Total male and female 17 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter . . .
Total male and female 18 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 9.8 69.1 62.3
Total male and female 18 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 9.0 68.9 62.7
Total male and female 18 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter . . .
Total male and female 19 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 9.0 66.5 60.5
Total male and female 19 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 9.3 66.1 59.9
Total male and female 19 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter . 68.7 63.4
Total male and female 20 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 8.4 67.1 61.4
Total male and female 20 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 8.4 64.1 58.7
Total male and female 20 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter 8.5 76.7 70.2
Total male and female 21 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 8.8 73.3 66.9
Total male and female 21 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 9.9 68.0 61.3
Total male and female 21 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter 6.9 84.8 78.9
Total male and female 22 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 8.3 69.5 63.7
Total male and female 22 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 7.7 61.9 57.2
Total male and female 22 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter 9.3 83.9 76.1
Total male and female 23 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 6.2 76.4 71.7
Total male and female 23 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 6.5 64.4 60.2
Total male and female 23 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter 5.9 90.0 84.7
Total male and female 24 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 6.6 75.2 70.3
Total male and female 24 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 8.5 61.6 56.3
Total male and female 24 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter 5.5 86.4 81.6
Male 15 to 24 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 10.1 66.6 59.9
Male 15 to 24 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 11.5 60.9 53.9
Male 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter 7.1 83.6 77.6
Male 15 to 19 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 13.3 60.9 52.9
Male 15 to 19 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 13.4 59.9 51.9
Male 15 to 19 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter 12.2 71.1 62.4
Male 20 to 24 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 7.6 72.0 66.6
Male 20 to 24 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 8.8 62.4 56.9
Male 20 to 24 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter 6.2 86.2 80.9
Male 15 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 26.4 42.9 31.6
Male 15 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 26.5 43.5 32.0
Male 15 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter . . .
Male 16 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 13.4 58.5 50.6
Male 16 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 13.8 58.0 49.9
Male 16 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter . . .
Male 17 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 12.1 63.6 55.9
Male 17 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 12.7 63.7 55.6
Male 17 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter . . .
Male 18 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 9.6 68.5 62.0
Male 18 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 7.9 68.7 63.2
Male 18 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter . . .
Male 19 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 10.4 69.5 62.3
Male 19 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 10.1 66.7 60.0
Male 19 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter . . .
Male 20 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 8.7 66.3 60.5
Male 20 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 8.1 62.0 57.0
Male 20 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter . 77.3 69.5
Male 21 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 9.3 70.0 63.5
Male 21 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 13.2 62.3 54.1
Male 21 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter 3.9 84.5 81.2
Male 22 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 6.8 70.4 65.6
Male 22 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 6.0 61.4 57.7
Male 22 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter 7.8 84.9 78.3
Male 23 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 5.5 78.4 74.0
Male 23 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 5.9 67.5 63.5
Male 23 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter 5.2 90.5 85.8
Male 24 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 7.7 75.3 69.5
Male 24 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter . 58.5 52.1
Male 24 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter 5.8 89.4 84.2
Female 15 to 24 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 8.8 67.3 61.3
Female 15 to 24 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 9.4 63.6 57.6
Female 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter 7.2 80.4 74.6
Female 15 to 19 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 10.3 61.6 55.3
Female 15 to 19 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 10.6 61.9 55.3
Female 15 to 19 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter . 56.6 54.1
Female 20 to 24 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 7.7 72.6 67.0
Female 20 to 24 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 7.8 65.9 60.8
Female 20 to 24 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter 7.5 84.3 78.0
Female 15 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 16.3 44.5 37.2
Female 15 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 16.3 44.7 37.4
Female 15 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter . . .
Female 16 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 9.8 63.5 57.3
Female 16 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 10.0 63.6 57.2
Female 16 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter . . .
Female 17 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 10.0 65.8 59.2
Female 17 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 10.1 66.8 60.1
Female 17 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter . . .
Female 18 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 10.1 69.7 62.7
Female 18 years In formal education 2020 2nd quarter 10.0 69.1 62.2
Female 18 years Not in formal education 2020 2nd quarter . . .
Female 19 years Total 2020 2nd quarter 7.5 63.4 58.7
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.

Data available from: 2003

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

Changes as of 14 August 2020:
The quarterly figures for the 2nd quarter 2020 are added.

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

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.
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.
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.