Labour participation; attachment to the labour market


This table contains quarterly and yearly figures on the attachment of people to the labour market in the Netherlands. The population of 15 to 74 years of age (excluding the institutionalized population) is divided into the employed labour force and the not employed labour force. The employed labour force is subdivided on the basis of whether they want to work more or not. The not employed labour force is subdivided into the unemployed and those not in the labour force. The unemployed labour force is subdivided on the basis of the desired hours of work. Those not in the labour force are subdivided based on the search and availability criteria. A division by age, sex and level of education is available.

Data available from: 2003

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

Changes as of 15 May 2020:
The quarterly figures for the 1st quarter 2020 are added.

Changes as of 13 February 2020:
The quarterly figures for the 4th quarter and the years figures for 2019 are added.

Changes as of 14 November 2019:
The quarterly figures for the 3rd quarter 2019 are added.
The figures on the level of education in this table have been corrected for the period 2012 4th quarter – 2019 2nd quarter. It concerns a correction in the derivation of the level of education for people who obtained a diploma abroad with a level comparable to a bachelor degree (hbo). This group was incorrectly awarded the level of the basic vocational track (mbo2).

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

Labour participation; attachment to the labour market

Sex Personal characteristics Periods Labour force and not in the labour force (x 1.000) Employed labour forceEmployed labour force (x 1.000) Employed labour forceWant to work more hours, available (x 1.000) Employed labour forceDoesn’t want more hours or not available (x 1.000) Not employed labour forceNot employed labour force (x 1.000) Not employed labour forceUnemployed labour forceUnemployed labour force (x 1.000) Not employed labour forceNot in the labour forceNot in the labour force (x 1.000) Not in the labour forceAvailable to work, but not seekingAvailable to work, but not seeking (x 1.000) Not in the labour forceAvailable to work, but not seekingBecause of discouragement (x 1.000) Not in the labour forceAvailable to work, but not seekingBecause of other reason (x 1.000) Not employed labour forceNot in the labour forceSeeking work, but not available (x 1.000) Not in the labour forceNot seeking work, not available Not seeking work, not available (x 1.000) Not in the labour forceNot seeking work, not available Want to work (x 1.000) Not seeking work, not available Doesn’t want to or can’t work Doesn’t want to or can’t work (x 1.000) Not seeking work, not available Doesn’t want to or can’t work Because of family/household care (x 1.000) Not seeking work, not available Doesn’t want to or can’t work Because of education (x 1.000) Not seeking work, not available Doesn’t want to or can’t work Because of retirement/old age (x 1.000) Not seeking work, not available Doesn’t want to or can’t work Because of illness/disability (x 1.000) Not seeking work, not available Doesn’t want to or can’t work Because of other reason (x 1.000)
Total male and female Total persons 2018 1st quarter 12,917 8,654 402 8,252 4,263 396 3,867 253 79 174 151 3,462 207 3,255 228 499 1,548 756 223
Total male and female Total persons 2018 2nd quarter 12,930 8,747 399 8,349 4,183 354 3,829 209 65 143 169 3,451 220 3,231 220 460 1,524 784 243
Total male and female Total persons 2018 3rd quarter 12,943 8,835 364 8,470 4,108 329 3,779 234 65 169 168 3,377 207 3,170 224 416 1,538 762 230
Total male and female Total persons 2018 4th quarter 12,956 8,862 363 8,499 4,094 323 3,771 222 64 158 131 3,419 195 3,224 220 470 1,525 785 224
Total male and female Total persons 2019 1st quarter 12,975 8,866 368 8,498 4,110 343 3,767 231 70 161 141 3,395 182 3,213 206 466 1,527 779 235
Total male and female Total persons 2019 2nd quarter 13,002 8,941 333 8,607 4,062 305 3,756 213 68 145 170 3,374 210 3,164 201 433 1,527 769 233
Total male and female Total persons 2019 3rd quarter 13,029 8,992 323 8,669 4,037 301 3,736 195 53 142 156 3,384 207 3,177 208 428 1,533 791 217
Total male and female Total persons 2019 4th quarter 13,055 9,012 316 8,696 4,043 308 3,736 210 71 139 148 3,378 216 3,162 214 461 1,509 768 209
Total male and female Total persons 2020 1st quarter 13,075 9,014 319 8,694 4,062 303 3,758 221 57 164 125 3,412 204 3,208 211 474 1,517 773 233
Source: CBS.
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