Labour participation; young people

Labour participation; young people

Sex Age Formal Education Periods Labour force Employed labour force Professional status Self-employed person Contributing family worker (x 1 000)
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 15 to 24 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 15 to 19 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 15 to 19 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 15 to 19 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 20 to 24 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 20 to 24 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 20 to 24 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 15 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 15 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 15 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 16 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 16 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 16 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 17 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 17 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 17 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 18 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 18 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 18 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 19 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 19 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 19 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 20 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 20 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 20 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 21 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 21 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 21 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 22 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 22 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 22 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 23 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 23 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 23 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 24 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 24 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Total male and female 24 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 15 to 24 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 15 to 24 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 15 to 19 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 15 to 19 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 15 to 19 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 20 to 24 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 20 to 24 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 20 to 24 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 15 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 15 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 15 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 16 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 16 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 16 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 17 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 17 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 17 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 18 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 18 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 18 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 19 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 19 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 19 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 20 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 20 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 20 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 21 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 21 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 21 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 22 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 22 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 22 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 23 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 23 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 23 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 24 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 24 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Male 24 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Female 15 to 24 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Female 15 to 24 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Female 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Female 15 to 19 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Female 15 to 19 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Female 15 to 19 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Female 20 to 24 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Female 20 to 24 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Female 20 to 24 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Female 15 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Female 15 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Female 15 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Female 16 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Female 16 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Female 16 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Female 17 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Female 17 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Female 17 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Female 18 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Female 18 years In formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Female 18 years Not in formal education 2021 3rd quarter .
Female 19 years Total 2021 3rd quarter .
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

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 a redesign of the Labour Force Survey (LFS) the planned update on the third quarter in November 2021 will be postponed to the first quarter of 2022. Because of the changes in the survey design and questionnaire the numbers on the whole of 2021 will then be revised. As a result, the numbers of 2021 will not be comparable to the previous years.

Data available from: 2003

Status of the figures:
The figures for 2021 in this table are final. However, due to changes in the survey design and the questionnaire, a revision of the 2021 figures will be implemented in the first quarter of 2022.

Changes as of November 16, 2021:
Due to a redesign of the Labor Force Survey (LFS), no new figures for the third quarter of 2021 will be published in 2021. The third quarter is therefore filled with dots.

When will new figures be released?
New figures will be published in the first quarter of 2022. Due to changes in the survey design and the questionnaire of the LFS, a revision of the figures will be implemented for 2021.

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.
Contributing family worker
A person who works, not on the basis of a an explicit employment contract, in the company or practice of the partner or parents.

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