Labour participation; young people, 2003-2022

Labour participation; young people, 2003-2022

Sex Age Formal Education Periods Labour force Employed labour force Working hours Part-time Part-time (x 1 000)
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 1,210
Total male and female 15 to 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 1,007
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 203
Total male and female 15 to 19 years Total 2022 1st quarter 640
Total male and female 15 to 19 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 562
Total male and female 15 to 19 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 77
Total male and female 20 to 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 570
Total male and female 20 to 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 445
Total male and female 20 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 125
Total male and female 15 years Total 2022 1st quarter 92
Total male and female 15 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 79
Total male and female 15 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 13
Total male and female 16 years Total 2022 1st quarter 126
Total male and female 16 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 114
Total male and female 16 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 12
Total male and female 17 years Total 2022 1st quarter 139
Total male and female 17 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 124
Total male and female 17 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 15
Total male and female 18 years Total 2022 1st quarter 138
Total male and female 18 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 122
Total male and female 18 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 17
Total male and female 19 years Total 2022 1st quarter 144
Total male and female 19 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 124
Total male and female 19 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 21
Total male and female 20 years Total 2022 1st quarter 133
Total male and female 20 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 114
Total male and female 20 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 19
Total male and female 21 years Total 2022 1st quarter 125
Total male and female 21 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 103
Total male and female 21 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 22
Total male and female 22 years Total 2022 1st quarter 120
Total male and female 22 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 89
Total male and female 22 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 31
Total male and female 23 years Total 2022 1st quarter 109
Total male and female 23 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 85
Total male and female 23 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 24
Total male and female 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 83
Total male and female 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 54
Total male and female 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 29
Male 15 to 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 567
Male 15 to 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 483
Male 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 84
Male 15 to 19 years Total 2022 1st quarter 313
Male 15 to 19 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 274
Male 15 to 19 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 39
Male 20 to 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 253
Male 20 to 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 209
Male 20 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 44
Male 15 years Total 2022 1st quarter 49
Male 15 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 43
Male 15 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 6
Male 16 years Total 2022 1st quarter 66
Male 16 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 60
Male 16 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 6
Male 17 years Total 2022 1st quarter 65
Male 17 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 57
Male 17 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 8
Male 18 years Total 2022 1st quarter 64
Male 18 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 57
Male 18 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 7
Male 19 years Total 2022 1st quarter 69
Male 19 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 57
Male 19 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 12
Male 20 years Total 2022 1st quarter 63
Male 20 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 54
Male 20 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 9
Male 21 years Total 2022 1st quarter 56
Male 21 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 49
Male 21 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 6
Male 22 years Total 2022 1st quarter 55
Male 22 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 43
Male 22 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 12
Male 23 years Total 2022 1st quarter 45
Male 23 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 39
Male 23 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 7
Male 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 35
Male 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 25
Male 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 10
Female 15 to 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 643
Female 15 to 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 524
Female 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 119
Female 15 to 19 years Total 2022 1st quarter 327
Female 15 to 19 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 289
Female 15 to 19 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 38
Female 20 to 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 316
Female 20 to 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 235
Female 20 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 81
Female 15 years Total 2022 1st quarter 43
Female 15 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 36
Female 15 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 7
Female 16 years Total 2022 1st quarter 60
Female 16 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 54
Female 16 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 6
Female 17 years Total 2022 1st quarter 74
Female 17 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 67
Female 17 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 7
Female 18 years Total 2022 1st quarter 74
Female 18 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 65
Female 18 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 10
Female 19 years Total 2022 1st quarter 75
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 for 2003-2022

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

Changes as of August 17, 2022:
None, the table has been discontinued.

When will new figures be released?
Not applicable. This table has been replaced, see paragraph 3 for a link to the new table.

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.
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.