Labour participation; young people

Labour participation; young people

Sex Age Formal Education Periods Gross labour participation rate (%) Net labour participation rate (%)
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 79.9 73.9
Total male and female 15 to 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 77.3 71.1
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 87.9 82.2
Total male and female 15 to 19 years Total 2022 1st quarter 75.5 68.1
Total male and female 15 to 19 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 75.3 68.2
Total male and female 15 to 19 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 77.0 67.9
Total male and female 20 to 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 83.9 79.0
Total male and female 20 to 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 79.8 74.6
Total male and female 20 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 91.8 87.4
Total male and female 15 years Total 2022 1st quarter 61.4 48.1
Total male and female 15 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 60.4 48.4
Total male and female 15 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter . .
Total male and female 16 years Total 2022 1st quarter 73.2 66.2
Total male and female 16 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 74.6 67.8
Total male and female 16 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter . .
Total male and female 17 years Total 2022 1st quarter 79.0 74.0
Total male and female 17 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 78.8 73.4
Total male and female 17 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter . .
Total male and female 18 years Total 2022 1st quarter 79.7 74.1
Total male and female 18 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 79.3 73.7
Total male and female 18 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter . .
Total male and female 19 years Total 2022 1st quarter 82.6 76.2
Total male and female 19 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 81.7 75.6
Total male and female 19 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 87.0 79.0
Total male and female 20 years Total 2022 1st quarter 82.9 78.4
Total male and female 20 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 80.8 76.2
Total male and female 20 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 91.4 87.1
Total male and female 21 years Total 2022 1st quarter 82.4 78.4
Total male and female 21 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 79.8 75.3
Total male and female 21 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 89.9 87.0
Total male and female 22 years Total 2022 1st quarter 83.4 77.3
Total male and female 22 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 78.0 72.7
Total male and female 22 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 93.7 85.8
Total male and female 23 years Total 2022 1st quarter 85.0 79.5
Total male and female 23 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 81.6 75.8
Total male and female 23 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 90.6 85.5
Total male and female 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 86.0 81.8
Total male and female 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 77.8 71.7
Total male and female 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 92.6 90.1
Male 15 to 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 79.3 73.4
Male 15 to 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 76.1 70.1
Male 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 88.4 82.9
Male 15 to 19 years Total 2022 1st quarter 75.2 68.0
Male 15 to 19 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 74.4 67.6
Male 15 to 19 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 79.4 70.1
Male 20 to 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 83.0 78.4
Male 20 to 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 78.1 73.2
Male 20 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 91.8 87.7
Male 15 years Total 2022 1st quarter 65.4 50.1
Male 15 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 64.7 50.7
Male 15 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter . .
Male 16 years Total 2022 1st quarter 73.1 68.2
Male 16 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 75.1 70.8
Male 16 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter . .
Male 17 years Total 2022 1st quarter 76.0 70.3
Male 17 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 75.7 69.6
Male 17 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter . .
Male 18 years Total 2022 1st quarter 76.2 71.6
Male 18 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 75.0 70.5
Male 18 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter . .
Male 19 years Total 2022 1st quarter 83.8 77.9
Male 19 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 81.3 75.6
Male 19 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter . .
Male 20 years Total 2022 1st quarter 81.6 77.9
Male 20 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 78.1 74.1
Male 20 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter . .
Male 21 years Total 2022 1st quarter 82.3 77.1
Male 21 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 79.3 73.6
Male 21 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter . .
Male 22 years Total 2022 1st quarter 80.5 76.8
Male 22 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 74.6 70.8
Male 22 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 92.0 88.6
Male 23 years Total 2022 1st quarter 85.6 80.7
Male 23 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 82.1 77.6
Male 23 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 90.5 85.0
Male 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 85.1 79.6
Male 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 76.2 68.8
Male 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 92.2 88.3
Female 15 to 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 80.6 74.3
Female 15 to 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 78.5 72.1
Female 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 87.4 81.5
Female 15 to 19 years Total 2022 1st quarter 75.8 68.3
Female 15 to 19 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 76.1 68.8
Female 15 to 19 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 74.1 65.1
Female 20 to 24 years Total 2022 1st quarter 84.9 79.7
Female 20 to 24 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 81.3 76.0
Female 20 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter 91.9 87.0
Female 15 years Total 2022 1st quarter 57.2 46.1
Female 15 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 55.7 45.9
Female 15 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter . .
Female 16 years Total 2022 1st quarter 73.2 64.1
Female 16 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 74.1 64.7
Female 16 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter . .
Female 17 years Total 2022 1st quarter 82.2 77.9
Female 17 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 82.0 77.2
Female 17 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter . .
Female 18 years Total 2022 1st quarter 83.3 76.7
Female 18 years In formal education 2022 1st quarter 83.7 77.0
Female 18 years Not in formal education 2022 1st quarter . .
Female 19 years Total 2022 1st quarter 81.3 74.5
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

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.