Caribbean Netherlands; labour participation, attachment to labour market

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 force Employed labour force (number) Employed labour force Want to work more hours, available (number) Employed labour force Doesn’t want more hours or not available (number) Not employed labour force Not employed labour force (number) Not employed labour force Unemployed labour force (number) Not employed labour force Not in the labour force Not in the labour force (number) Not employed labour force Not in the labour force Available to work, but not seeking (number) Not employed labour force Not in the labour force Seeking work, but not available (number) Not employed labour force Not in the labour force Not seeking work, not available Not seeking work, not available (number)
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years Caribbean Netherlands 2012 2,680 1,100 360 740 1,580 140 1,450 170 20 1,250
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years Caribbean Netherlands 2014 2,820 980 320 660 1,840 220 1,620 180 30 1,410
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years Caribbean Netherlands 2016 2,690 950 190 760 1,740 270 1,470 90 10 1,360
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years Caribbean Netherlands 2018 2,760 1,230 220 1,010 1,530 100 1,430 160 40 1,230
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years Caribbean Netherlands 2020 2,550 1,060 270 790 1,500 140 1,360 140 20 1,210
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years Bonaire 2012 1,940 880 270 620 1,060 120 940 100 10 830
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years Bonaire 2014 2,100 770 270 500 1,330 170 1,160 100 30 1,030
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years Bonaire 2016 2,110 830 160 670 1,280 210 1,070 40 0 1,030
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years Bonaire 2018 2,130 980 190 790 1,150 80 1,070 130 40 910
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years Bonaire 2020 2,050 870 230 650 1,170 100 1,070 90 10 970
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years St. Eustatius 2012 380 90 40 50 300 0 290 40 10 240
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years St. Eustatius 2014 390 110 40 70 290 40 250 60 10 180
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years St. Eustatius 2016 300 50 10 40 250 50 210 40 10 160
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years St. Eustatius 2018 340 120 20 100 220 20 200 30 0 180
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years St. Eustatius 2020 310 100 30 70 210 30 190 10 0 180
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years Saba 2012 350 130 50 80 230 10 220 30 10 180
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years Saba 2014 320 100 20 90 220 10 220 10 0 210
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years Saba 2016 280 80 30 50 200 10 190 10 0 180
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years Saba 2018 280 130 10 110 160 0 150 10 0 150
Total male and female Age: 15 to 24 years Saba 2020 190 80 10 70 110 10 100 50 0 60
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years Caribbean Netherlands 2012 6,770 5,600 1,010 4,590 1,170 310 860 350 30 480
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years Caribbean Netherlands 2014 7,380 6,250 1,350 4,910 1,120 360 770 160 120 490
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years Caribbean Netherlands 2016 7,410 6,250 550 5,700 1,160 420 740 250 10 480
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years Caribbean Netherlands 2018 7,290 6,310 870 5,440 980 220 760 210 60 490
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years Caribbean Netherlands 2020 7,640 6,590 850 5,740 1,050 330 720 220 30 460
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years Bonaire 2012 4,820 4,050 740 3,300 780 260 520 290 10 220
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years Bonaire 2014 5,470 4,750 1,050 3,710 710 280 430 70 100 260
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years Bonaire 2016 5,810 4,960 410 4,560 850 350 500 150 10 330
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years Bonaire 2018 5,520 4,900 690 4,210 620 160 460 150 40 260
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years Bonaire 2020 6,090 5,240 660 4,580 850 300 550 140 30 380
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years St. Eustatius 2012 1,230 1,030 150 880 200 30 170 50 10 110
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years St. Eustatius 2014 1,310 1,100 210 890 200 70 140 80 10 50
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years St. Eustatius 2016 960 800 110 690 160 60 100 70 0 30
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years St. Eustatius 2018 990 850 90 750 140 40 100 50 10 40
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years St. Eustatius 2020 910 790 60 730 110 20 100 70 0 30
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years Saba 2012 710 530 110 410 190 20 170 10 0 150
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years Saba 2014 600 400 100 300 210 10 200 10 0 190
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years Saba 2016 650 490 40 450 160 10 150 20 0 120
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years Saba 2018 780 570 90 480 220 20 200 10 0 190
Total male and female Age: 25 to 44 years Saba 2020 640 560 120 430 80 20 70 10 0 60
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years Caribbean Netherlands 2012 3,270 2,530 530 2,000 740 210 530 170 30 330
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years Caribbean Netherlands 2014 3,690 2,970 660 2,310 720 210 510 80 40 390
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years Caribbean Netherlands 2016 3,850 3,160 220 2,950 690 290 400 100 10 290
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years Caribbean Netherlands 2018 3,750 3,100 470 2,640 650 150 500 150 60 290
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years Caribbean Netherlands 2020 3,800 3,280 430 2,850 530 180 350 120 20 210
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years Bonaire 2012 2,240 1,790 410 1,390 450 170 270 130 10 130
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years Bonaire 2014 2,700 2,280 490 1,790 430 160 270 50 30 190
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years Bonaire 2016 3,010 2,550 140 2,410 460 230 230 50 10 170
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years Bonaire 2018 2,780 2,410 380 2,030 370 120 260 120 40 90
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years Bonaire 2020 3,000 2,620 310 2,310 390 160 230 70 20 140
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years St. Eustatius 2012 570 430 60 370 140 20 120 30 10 80
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years St. Eustatius 2014 620 510 130 390 110 40 60 30 10 30
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years St. Eustatius 2016 470 380 70 310 90 50 40 30 0 10
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years St. Eustatius 2018 470 370 30 340 100 20 80 30 10 30
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years St. Eustatius 2020 430 350 50 310 80 10 60 40 0 20
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years Saba 2012 460 300 60 240 160 20 140 10 0 130
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years Saba 2014 370 180 50 130 190 10 180 0 0 180
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years Saba 2016 380 240 20 220 140 10 130 20 0 110
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years Saba 2018 500 320 60 260 180 10 170 0 0 160
Total male and female Age: 25 to 34 years Saba 2020 380 310 80 240 60 10 50 10 0 50
Total male and female Age: 35 to 44 years Caribbean Netherlands 2012 3,500 3,070 480 2,600 430 100 320 170 0 150
Total male and female Age: 35 to 44 years Caribbean Netherlands 2014 3,690 3,280 690 2,600 410 150 260 80 80 100
Total male and female Age: 35 to 44 years Caribbean Netherlands 2016 3,560 3,090 340 2,750 470 130 340 150 0 190
Total male and female Age: 35 to 44 years Caribbean Netherlands 2018 3,540 3,210 400 2,810 330 70 260 60 0 200
Total male and female Age: 35 to 44 years Caribbean Netherlands 2020 3,840 3,320 420 2,890 520 150 370 100 20 250
Total male and female Age: 35 to 44 years Bonaire 2012 2,590 2,260 340 1,920 330 90 240 150 0 90
Total male and female Age: 35 to 44 years Bonaire 2014 2,770 2,480 560 1,920 290 120 160 30 70 70
Total male and female Age: 35 to 44 years Bonaire 2016 2,800 2,410 270 2,140 390 120 270 100 0 170
Total male and female Age: 35 to 44 years Bonaire 2018 2,740 2,490 310 2,180 250 50 200 30 0 170
Total male and female Age: 35 to 44 years Bonaire 2020 3,090 2,630 360 2,270 460 140 320 70 10 230
Total male and female Age: 35 to 44 years St. Eustatius 2012 660 590 90 510 70 10 50 20 0 30
Total male and female Age: 35 to 44 years St. Eustatius 2014 690 590 80 510 100 20 70 50 10 20
Total male and female Age: 35 to 44 years St. Eustatius 2016 490 420 50 380 70 10 60 40 0 20
Total male and female Age: 35 to 44 years St. Eustatius 2018 520 470 60 410 50 20 30 20 0 10
Total male and female Age: 35 to 44 years St. Eustatius 2020 480 440 20 420 40 0 40 30 0 10
Total male and female Age: 35 to 44 years Saba 2012 250 220 50 170 30 0 30 0 0 20
Total male and female Age: 35 to 44 years Saba 2014 240 220 40 170 20 0 20 10 0 10
Total male and female Age: 35 to 44 years Saba 2016 270 250 20 230 20 0 10 0 0 10
Total male and female Age: 35 to 44 years Saba 2018 280 240 30 220 40 0 40 10 0 30
Total male and female Age: 35 to 44 years Saba 2020 260 240 50 200 20 10 20 0 0 10
Total male and female Age: 45 to 54 years Caribbean Netherlands 2012 4,020 3,330 670 2,660 680 160 520 180 10 330
Total male and female Age: 45 to 54 years Caribbean Netherlands 2014 4,290 3,630 750 2,880 670 210 460 170 0 290
Total male and female Age: 45 to 54 years Caribbean Netherlands 2016 4,210 3,590 410 3,190 620 160 450 40 10 400
Total male and female Age: 45 to 54 years Caribbean Netherlands 2018 4,140 3,600 410 3,190 540 90 450 110 20 310
Total male and female Age: 45 to 54 years Caribbean Netherlands 2020 4,040 3,370 420 2,950 670 60 600 150 60 400
Total male and female Age: 45 to 54 years Bonaire 2012 3,080 2,530 520 2,010 550 140 420 170 0 240
Total male and female Age: 45 to 54 years Bonaire 2014 3,320 2,840 580 2,260 480 130 350 120 0 230
Total male and female Age: 45 to 54 years Bonaire 2016 3,390 2,910 270 2,640 480 150 330 20 10 310
Total male and female Age: 45 to 54 years Bonaire 2018 3,290 2,840 320 2,520 450 80 370 90 20 270
Total male and female Age: 45 to 54 years Bonaire 2020 3,240 2,650 350 2,300 590 60 530 120 60 350
Total male and female Age: 45 to 54 years St. Eustatius 2012 690 600 100 490 90 20 70 0 10 60
Total male and female Age: 45 to 54 years St. Eustatius 2014 730 570 120 450 160 80 80 50 0 30
Total male and female Age: 45 to 54 years St. Eustatius 2016 540 450 100 350 100 10 90 20 0 70
Total male and female Age: 45 to 54 years St. Eustatius 2018 560 500 50 450 60 10 50 20 0 30
Total male and female Age: 45 to 54 years St. Eustatius 2020 510 450 20 430 60 0 60 20 0 40
Total male and female Age: 45 to 54 years Saba 2012 250 210 50 160 40 0 30 0 0 30
Total male and female Age: 45 to 54 years Saba 2014 240 220 50 170 30 10 20 0 0 20
Total male and female Age: 45 to 54 years Saba 2016 270 230 40 200 40 10 30 0 0 30
Total male and female Age: 45 to 54 years Saba 2018 290 260 40 230 30 10 20 0 0 20
Total male and female Age: 45 to 54 years Saba 2020 290 270 50 220 30 10 20 10 0 20
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


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 13 July 2021:
The figures of 2020 are added

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.

Description topics

Labour force and not in the labour force
People who are part of the employed labour force, the unemployed labour force or who are not in the labour force.

This definition concerns people who live in the Caribbean Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old.
Employed labour force
People who have paid work.

This definition concerns people who live in the Caribbean 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 Caribbean 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.
Want to work more hours, available
People who want to work more hours within six months, assuming that their earnings also change, and who is directly available for this. The comparable term used by Eurostat is underemployed.

Up to and including 2014 people who want to work more hours were not asked whether they were directly available for this. This information is necessary to determine ‘underemployment’. The questionnaire is adjusted from 2016 and onwards so that the respondent will receive this question. The figures on want to work more hours in 2012 and 2014 only concern the people who want to work more hours. These figures are higher than from 2016 and onwards were it concerns the people who want to work more hours and who are directly available.


Doesn’t want more hours or not available
People who don’t want to work more hours within six months, or does want to work more, but is not directly available.
Not employed labour force
People who don't have paid work.

This definition concerns people who live in the Caribbean Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. The non-employed population consists of the unemployed labour force and the people not in the labour force. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Not employed labour force
People who don't have paid work.

This definition concerns people who live in the Caribbean Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. The non-employed population consists of the unemployed labour force and the people not in the labour force. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Unemployed labour force
People who don’t have paid work, recently looked for work and are directly available for it.

This definition concerns people who live in the Caribbean 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.
Not in the labour force
People who don’t have paid work, who haven’t recently looked for work recently or are not directly available for it.

This definition concerns people who live in the Caribbean 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.
Not in the labour force
People who don’t have paid work, who haven’t recently looked for work recently or are not directly available for it.

This definition concerns people who live in the Caribbean 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.

Available to work, but not seeking
Person is directly available for work, but hasn’t recently looked for work.
Seeking work, but not available
Person is not directly available for work, but has recently looked for work.
Not seeking work, not available
Person is not directly available for work and also hasn’t recently looked for work.
Not seeking work, not available
Person is not directly available for work and also hasn’t recently looked for work.