Employment; economic activity, sex, National Accounts

Employment; economic activity, sex, National Accounts

Sex Employment type Sector/branches (SIC 2008) Periods Employed persons (x 1,000) Jobs (x 1,000) Full-time equivalent (fte) (x 1,000) Hours worked (million hours)
Total male and female Total A-U All economic activities 2015 8,808 9,881 7,015 12,559
Total male and female Total A-U All economic activities 2016 8,943 10,036 7,159 12,854
Total male and female Total A-U All economic activities 2017 9,157 10,282 7,340 13,156
Total male and female Total A-U All economic activities 2018 9,408 10,562 7,561 13,510
Total male and female Total A-U All economic activities 2019 9,623 10,788 7,751 13,867
Total male and female Total A-U All economic activities 2020* 9,571 10,753 7,774 13,475
Total male and female Total A-U All economic activities 2021* 9,759 10,985 7,951 13,919
Total male and female Total C Manufacturing 2015 760 790 698 1,248
Total male and female Total C Manufacturing 2016 764 793 703 1,260
Total male and female Total C Manufacturing 2017 770 801 710 1,264
Total male and female Total C Manufacturing 2018 786 818 723 1,282
Total male and female Total C Manufacturing 2019 803 835 739 1,315
Total male and female Total C Manufacturing 2020* 801 833 738 1,264
Total male and female Total C Manufacturing 2021* 800 833 738 1,290
Total male and female Employees A-U All economic activities 2015 7,315 7,799 5,820 9,918
Total male and female Employees A-U All economic activities 2016 7,425 7,911 5,929 10,140
Total male and female Employees A-U All economic activities 2017 7,615 8,117 6,081 10,389
Total male and female Employees A-U All economic activities 2018 7,835 8,347 6,269 10,686
Total male and female Employees A-U All economic activities 2019 8,011 8,527 6,415 10,961
Total male and female Employees A-U All economic activities 2020* 7,916 8,419 6,390 10,565
Total male and female Employees A-U All economic activities 2021* 8,075 8,589 6,528 11,012
Total male and female Employees C Manufacturing 2015 718 732 654 1,153
Total male and female Employees C Manufacturing 2016 721 734 658 1,159
Total male and female Employees C Manufacturing 2017 727 741 664 1,163
Total male and female Employees C Manufacturing 2018 742 756 679 1,185
Total male and female Employees C Manufacturing 2019 759 773 694 1,213
Total male and female Employees C Manufacturing 2020* 755 769 692 1,162
Total male and female Employees C Manufacturing 2021* 753 767 690 1,188
Total male and female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2015 1,492 2,082 1,195 2,641
Total male and female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2016 1,518 2,125 1,230 2,713
Total male and female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2017 1,542 2,164 1,260 2,768
Total male and female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2018 1,573 2,215 1,293 2,824
Total male and female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2019 1,612 2,261 1,336 2,907
Total male and female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2020* 1,655 2,335 1,384 2,910
Total male and female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2021* 1,684 2,397 1,423 2,907
Total male and female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2015 42 58 44 95
Total male and female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2016 43 59 45 101
Total male and female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2017 43 60 46 101
Total male and female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2018 44 61 44 97
Total male and female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2019 45 62 45 102
Total male and female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2020* 46 64 46 102
Total male and female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2021* 47 66 48 101
Male Total A-U All economic activities 2015 4,647 5,155 4,170 7,745
Male Total A-U All economic activities 2016 4,720 5,238 4,247 7,903
Male Total A-U All economic activities 2017 4,828 5,362 4,350 8,067
Male Total A-U All economic activities 2018 4,954 5,503 4,460 8,247
Male Total A-U All economic activities 2019 5,057 5,612 4,545 8,405
Male Total A-U All economic activities 2020* 5,008 5,572 4,533 8,107
Male Total A-U All economic activities 2021* 5,087 5,674 4,610 8,330
Male Total C Manufacturing 2015 593 611 570 1,028
Male Total C Manufacturing 2016 595 613 572 1,035
Male Total C Manufacturing 2017 600 618 577 1,039
Male Total C Manufacturing 2018 611 630 587 1,053
Male Total C Manufacturing 2019 624 642 598 1,075
Male Total C Manufacturing 2020* 620 639 596 1,027
Male Total C Manufacturing 2021* 616 637 592 1,044
Male Employees A-U All economic activities 2015 3,891 4,100 3,445 6,081
Male Employees A-U All economic activities 2016 3,952 4,162 3,503 6,201
Male Employees A-U All economic activities 2017 4,048 4,267 3,587 6,329
Male Employees A-U All economic activities 2018 4,155 4,379 3,680 6,480
Male Employees A-U All economic activities 2019 4,230 4,457 3,741 6,599
Male Employees A-U All economic activities 2020* 4,157 4,377 3,701 6,299
Male Employees A-U All economic activities 2021* 4,220 4,444 3,753 6,524
Male Employees C Manufacturing 2015 562 569 537 956
Male Employees C Manufacturing 2016 563 571 538 959
Male Employees C Manufacturing 2017 567 575 543 960
Male Employees C Manufacturing 2018 578 586 553 976
Male Employees C Manufacturing 2019 590 598 563 995
Male Employees C Manufacturing 2020* 585 593 560 947
Male Employees C Manufacturing 2021* 581 589 555 964
Male Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2015 756 1,054 725 1,664
Male Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2016 769 1,076 744 1,702
Male Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2017 779 1,095 762 1,738
Male Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2018 798 1,125 780 1,767
Male Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2019 827 1,154 804 1,807
Male Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2020* 851 1,195 833 1,809
Male Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2021* 867 1,230 858 1,806
Male Self-employed C Manufacturing 2015 31 41 33 72
Male Self-employed C Manufacturing 2016 32 42 34 77
Male Self-employed C Manufacturing 2017 32 43 34 79
Male Self-employed C Manufacturing 2018 33 44 34 77
Male Self-employed C Manufacturing 2019 34 45 35 80
Male Self-employed C Manufacturing 2020* 35 46 36 80
Male Self-employed C Manufacturing 2021* 36 48 37 80
Female Total A-U All economic activities 2015 4,161 4,726 2,844 4,813
Female Total A-U All economic activities 2016 4,223 4,798 2,913 4,950
Female Total A-U All economic activities 2017 4,329 4,920 2,991 5,089
Female Total A-U All economic activities 2018 4,454 5,059 3,101 5,264
Female Total A-U All economic activities 2019 4,566 5,176 3,207 5,462
Female Total A-U All economic activities 2020* 4,563 5,181 3,241 5,368
Female Total A-U All economic activities 2021* 4,672 5,312 3,341 5,588
Female Total C Manufacturing 2015 167 179 129 220
Female Total C Manufacturing 2016 169 180 131 225
Female Total C Manufacturing 2017 171 183 133 225
Female Total C Manufacturing 2018 175 187 136 229
Female Total C Manufacturing 2019 180 192 140 240
Female Total C Manufacturing 2020* 181 194 142 237
Female Total C Manufacturing 2021* 184 197 145 246
Female Employees A-U All economic activities 2015 3,425 3,698 2,375 3,837
Female Employees A-U All economic activities 2016 3,474 3,749 2,426 3,939
Female Employees A-U All economic activities 2017 3,567 3,850 2,493 4,059
Female Employees A-U All economic activities 2018 3,679 3,969 2,589 4,206
Female Employees A-U All economic activities 2019 3,781 4,070 2,674 4,362
Female Employees A-U All economic activities 2020* 3,759 4,042 2,690 4,266
Female Employees A-U All economic activities 2021* 3,855 4,145 2,775 4,488
Female Employees C Manufacturing 2015 156 162 118 197
Female Employees C Manufacturing 2016 157 163 119 201
Female Employees C Manufacturing 2017 160 166 122 203
Female Employees C Manufacturing 2018 164 170 126 209
Female Employees C Manufacturing 2019 169 175 130 218
Female Employees C Manufacturing 2020* 170 176 132 215
Female Employees C Manufacturing 2021* 172 178 135 225
Female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2015 736 1,028 470 977
Female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2016 749 1,049 486 1,011
Female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2017 762 1,070 498 1,030
Female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2018 775 1,090 512 1,057
Female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2019 785 1,106 533 1,100
Female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2020* 804 1,140 551 1,101
Female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2021* 817 1,167 566 1,100
Female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2015 11 17 11 23
Female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2016 11 17 12 24
Female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2017 11 17 11 22
Female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2018 11 17 10 20
Female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2019 11 17 10 22
Female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2020* 11 18 10 22
Female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2021* 12 19 11 22
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table provides annual data about the employment of employees and self-employed persons. It contains annual data on employed persons, jobs, full-time equivalent (fte) and hours worked.

Data available from: 1995

Status of the figures:
Data from 1995 up to and including 2019 are final. Data of 2020 and further are provisional.

Changes as of June 24th 2022:
Data of 2021 have been added. Data of 2019 and 2020 have been revised.

When will new figures be published?
Provisional data are published 6 months after the end of the reporting year. Final data are released 30 months after the end of the reporting year.

Description topics

Employed persons
Someone working for a company located in the Netherlands, or an institution or private household in the Netherlands.
Jobs
A job is an explicit or implicit employment contract between a person and an economic unit which specifies that labour will be carried out in return for (financial) remuneration.

A distinction is made between jobs of employees and jobs of self-employed persons.
Full-time equivalent (fte)
A measure of labour volume, calculated by converting all full-time and part-time jobs to full-time jobs.
Hours worked
The number of hours actually worked by someone with a paid job.