Caribbean Netherlands; labour participation, attachment to labour market


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

Data available from: 2012

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

Changes as of 26 April 2019:
The figures of 2018 are added
Because of a programming error the figures about wanting to work more hours, and not wanting to work more hours in the previous version of this table were incorrect. Too little people were wrongly assigned to the group who wants to work more hours. This is corrected in this version of the table.
The figures about the highest level of education have been revised. The revision concerns people who attended common years of education (avo). Where they previously had an intermediate level of education, they now receive a low level of education, following the format used for the European Netherlands.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published every two years.

Caribbean Netherlands; labour participation, attachment to labour market

Sex Characteristic households persons Caribbean Netherlands Periods Labour force and not in the labour force (number) Employed labour forceEmployed labour force (number) Employed labour forceWant to work more hours, available (number) Employed labour forceDoesn’t want more hours or not available (number) Not employed labour forceNot employed labour force (number) Not employed labour forceUnemployed labour force (number) Not employed labour forceNot in the labour forceNot in the labour force (number) Not employed labour forceNot in the labour forceAvailable to work, but not seeking (number) Not employed labour forceNot in the labour forceSeeking work, but not available (number) Not in the labour forceNot seeking work, not available Not seeking work, not available (number) Not in the labour forceNot seeking work, not available Want to work (number) Not seeking work, not available Doesn’t want to or can’t work Doesn’t want to or can’t work (number) Not seeking work, not available Doesn’t want to or can’t work Because of family/household care (number) Not seeking work, not available Doesn’t want to or can’t work Because of education (number) Not seeking work, not available Doesn’t want to or can’t work Because of retirement/old age (number) Not seeking work, not available Doesn’t want to or can’t work Because of illness/disability (number) Not seeking work, not available Doesn’t want to or can’t work Because of other reason (number)
Total male and female Total persons Bonaire 2018 15,390 11,240 1,410 9,830 4,150 370 3,780 430 100 3,250 150 3,090 240 840 1,340 410 270
Total male and female Total persons St. Eustatius 2018 2,600 1,860 190 1,670 740 80 660 130 10 520 30 490 40 180 230 20 20
Total male and female Total persons Saba 2018 1,770 1,170 170 1,000 610 30 580 20 10 550 10 540 30 320 140 40 10
Source: CBS.
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