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 2022 1st quarter 2,137 1,708 130 7.6 1,578 429 79.9 73.9
Total male and female 15 to 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 1,608 1,243 100 8.0 1,144 365 77.3 71.1
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 528 464 30 6.5 434 64 87.9 82.2
Total male and female 15 to 19 years Total 2022 1st quarter 1,016 767 75 9.8 692 249 75.5 68.1
Total male and female 15 to 19 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 876 659 62 9.4 597 217 75.3 68.2
Total male and female 15 to 19 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 140 108 13 11.9 95 32 77.0 67.9
Total male and female 20 to 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 1,121 941 55 5.8 886 180 83.9 79.0
Total male and female 20 to 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 733 584 38 6.4 547 148 79.8 74.6
Total male and female 20 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 388 357 17 4.8 339 32 91.8 87.4
Total male and female 15 years Total 2022 1st quarter 191 118 25 21.6 92 74 61.4 48.1
Total male and female 15 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 162 98 19 19.9 79 64 60.4 48.4
Total male and female 15 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 29 20 6 . 14 9 . .
Total male and female 16 years Total 2022 1st quarter 193 141 14 9.6 128 52 73.2 66.2
Total male and female 16 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 171 128 12 9.1 116 43 74.6 67.8
Total male and female 16 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 22 14 2 . 12 8 . .
Total male and female 17 years Total 2022 1st quarter 199 157 10 6.3 147 42 79.0 74.0
Total male and female 17 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 179 141 10 6.9 132 38 78.8 73.4
Total male and female 17 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 19 16 0 . 15 4 . .
Total male and female 18 years Total 2022 1st quarter 211 168 12 7.0 157 43 79.7 74.1
Total male and female 18 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 182 144 10 7.0 134 38 79.3 73.7
Total male and female 18 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 29 24 2 . 23 5 . .
Total male and female 19 years Total 2022 1st quarter 221 182 14 7.7 168 38 82.6 76.2
Total male and female 19 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 181 148 11 7.4 137 33 81.7 75.6
Total male and female 19 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 40 35 3 9.1 32 5 87.0 79.0
Total male and female 20 years Total 2022 1st quarter 224 185 10 5.5 175 38 82.9 78.4
Total male and female 20 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 179 145 8 5.8 136 34 80.8 76.2
Total male and female 20 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 45 41 2 4.7 39 4 91.4 87.1
Total male and female 21 years Total 2022 1st quarter 229 189 9 4.9 180 40 82.4 78.4
Total male and female 21 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 169 135 7 5.6 127 34 79.8 75.3
Total male and female 21 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 60 54 2 3.3 52 6 89.9 87.0
Total male and female 22 years Total 2022 1st quarter 226 188 14 7.4 174 37 83.4 77.3
Total male and female 22 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 147 115 8 6.7 107 32 78.0 72.7
Total male and female 22 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 78 73 6 8.4 67 5 93.7 85.8
Total male and female 23 years Total 2022 1st quarter 224 191 12 6.5 178 34 85.0 79.5
Total male and female 23 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 139 113 8 7.1 105 26 81.6 75.8
Total male and female 23 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 85 77 4 5.6 73 8 90.6 85.5
Total male and female 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 218 188 9 4.8 179 31 86.0 81.8
Total male and female 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 98 76 6 7.9 70 22 77.8 71.7
Total male and female 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 120 112 3 2.7 108 9 92.6 90.1
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 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.