Employment; economic activity, sex, National Accounts


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 2016 are final. Data of 2017 and further are provisional.

Changes as of October 21st 2019:
The underlying coding of classifications sector/branches (SIC 2008) and sex used in this table has been adjusted.
It is now in line with the standard encoding defined by CBS.
The structure and data of the table have not been adjusted.

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.

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 2008 8,915 9,876 7,148 12,736
Total male and female Total A-U All economic activities 2009 8,839 9,814 7,066 12,552
Total male and female Total A-U All economic activities 2010 8,779 9,782 7,025 12,463
Total male and female Total A-U All economic activities 2011 8,855 9,918 7,066 12,576
Total male and female Total A-U All economic activities 2012 8,837 9,889 7,023 12,465
Total male and female Total A-U All economic activities 2013 8,733 9,756 6,937 12,355
Total male and female Total A-U All economic activities 2014 8,725 9,757 6,927 12,438
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* 9,142 10,250 7,315 13,115
Total male and female Total A-U All economic activities 2018* 9,367 10,502 7,508 13,408
Total male and female Total C Manufacturing 2008 841 868 772 1,368
Total male and female Total C Manufacturing 2009 817 844 750 1,304
Total male and female Total C Manufacturing 2010 793 822 729 1,289
Total male and female Total C Manufacturing 2011 787 815 719 1,283
Total male and female Total C Manufacturing 2012 778 807 712 1,263
Total male and female Total C Manufacturing 2013 764 793 700 1,252
Total male and female Total C Manufacturing 2014 759 788 694 1,251
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* 771 800 710 1,264
Total male and female Total C Manufacturing 2018* 786 816 723 1,284
Total male and female Employees A-U All economic activities 2008 7,531 8,015 6,087 10,310
Total male and female Employees A-U All economic activities 2009 7,459 7,939 6,007 10,144
Total male and female Employees A-U All economic activities 2010 7,397 7,882 5,950 10,035
Total male and female Employees A-U All economic activities 2011 7,444 7,954 5,954 10,110
Total male and female Employees A-U All economic activities 2012 7,400 7,900 5,898 9,976
Total male and female Employees A-U All economic activities 2013 7,286 7,761 5,803 9,856
Total male and female Employees A-U All economic activities 2014 7,245 7,721 5,769 9,870
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* 7,616 8,117 6,081 10,389
Total male and female Employees A-U All economic activities 2018* 7,829 8,347 6,259 10,671
Total male and female Employees C Manufacturing 2008 801 816 733 1,276
Total male and female Employees C Manufacturing 2009 776 790 709 1,211
Total male and female Employees C Manufacturing 2010 754 767 689 1,196
Total male and female Employees C Manufacturing 2011 747 761 680 1,193
Total male and female Employees C Manufacturing 2012 737 751 671 1,172
Total male and female Employees C Manufacturing 2013 723 737 659 1,162
Total male and female Employees C Manufacturing 2014 718 731 653 1,160
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* 742 756 677 1,182
Total male and female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2008 1,384 1,861 1,060 2,426
Total male and female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2009 1,381 1,876 1,059 2,408
Total male and female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2010 1,382 1,900 1,075 2,428
Total male and female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2011 1,410 1,963 1,112 2,466
Total male and female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2012 1,437 1,989 1,125 2,488
Total male and female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2013 1,447 1,994 1,134 2,498
Total male and female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2014 1,480 2,036 1,159 2,569
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* 1,526 2,132 1,235 2,727
Total male and female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2018* 1,537 2,155 1,249 2,737
Total male and female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2008 40 53 39 91
Total male and female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2009 41 54 40 94
Total male and female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2010 40 55 41 93
Total male and female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2011 40 55 39 90
Total male and female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2012 40 56 41 91
Total male and female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2013 41 56 41 90
Total male and female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2014 42 57 41 91
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 59 45 101
Total male and female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2018* 44 60 46 102
Male Total A-U All economic activities 2008 4,866 5,320 4,382 8,006
Male Total A-U All economic activities 2009 4,771 5,225 4,294 7,813
Male Total A-U All economic activities 2010 4,666 5,144 4,226 7,778
Male Total A-U All economic activities 2011 4,699 5,206 4,235 7,830
Male Total A-U All economic activities 2012 4,671 5,172 4,189 7,717
Male Total A-U All economic activities 2013 4,597 5,079 4,125 7,623
Male Total A-U All economic activities 2014 4,593 5,083 4,116 7,674
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* 4,824 5,347 4,334 8,040
Male Total A-U All economic activities 2018* 4,935 5,472 4,431 8,186
Male Total C Manufacturing 2008 658 675 630 1,119
Male Total C Manufacturing 2009 638 655 612 1,066
Male Total C Manufacturing 2010 621 638 598 1,066
Male Total C Manufacturing 2011 615 633 589 1,061
Male Total C Manufacturing 2012 608 626 583 1,043
Male Total C Manufacturing 2013 597 614 573 1,035
Male Total C Manufacturing 2014 593 610 568 1,033
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* 599 617 577 1,037
Male Total C Manufacturing 2018* 610 629 586 1,050
Male Employees A-U All economic activities 2008 4,161 4,375 3,730 6,444
Male Employees A-U All economic activities 2009 4,077 4,286 3,650 6,283
Male Employees A-U All economic activities 2010 3,969 4,188 3,572 6,237
Male Employees A-U All economic activities 2011 3,985 4,212 3,564 6,271
Male Employees A-U All economic activities 2012 3,941 4,161 3,509 6,148
Male Employees A-U All economic activities 2013 3,866 4,076 3,441 6,060
Male Employees A-U All economic activities 2014 3,842 4,053 3,415 6,061
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* 4,050 4,267 3,587 6,329
Male Employees A-U All economic activities 2018* 4,155 4,379 3,675 6,469
Male Employees C Manufacturing 2008 631 639 602 1,051
Male Employees C Manufacturing 2009 609 617 582 994
Male Employees C Manufacturing 2010 592 599 568 995
Male Employees C Manufacturing 2011 586 594 560 993
Male Employees C Manufacturing 2012 578 586 552 973
Male Employees C Manufacturing 2013 567 574 542 965
Male Employees C Manufacturing 2014 562 569 536 963
Male Employees C Manufacturing 2015 562 569 537 956
Male Employees C Manufacturing 2016 563 571 538 959
Male Employees C Manufacturing 2017* 568 575 543 960
Male Employees C Manufacturing 2018* 578 586 552 973
Male Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2008 705 945 652 1,563
Male Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2009 694 939 644 1,530
Male Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2010 697 956 654 1,541
Male Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2011 714 994 672 1,559
Male Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2012 730 1,011 681 1,568
Male Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2013 731 1,004 685 1,563
Male Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2014 751 1,029 702 1,613
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* 773 1,080 747 1,710
Male Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2018* 780 1,094 756 1,717
Male Self-employed C Manufacturing 2008 28 36 28 68
Male Self-employed C Manufacturing 2009 29 38 30 72
Male Self-employed C Manufacturing 2010 29 39 30 71
Male Self-employed C Manufacturing 2011 29 39 29 68
Male Self-employed C Manufacturing 2012 30 40 31 69
Male Self-employed C Manufacturing 2013 30 40 31 70
Male Self-employed C Manufacturing 2014 31 41 32 71
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 42 34 77
Male Self-employed C Manufacturing 2018* 32 43 34 77
Female Total A-U All economic activities 2008 4,049 4,556 2,766 4,730
Female Total A-U All economic activities 2009 4,068 4,590 2,773 4,738
Female Total A-U All economic activities 2010 4,113 4,638 2,799 4,685
Female Total A-U All economic activities 2011 4,156 4,711 2,831 4,746
Female Total A-U All economic activities 2012 4,166 4,717 2,833 4,748
Female Total A-U All economic activities 2013 4,136 4,677 2,812 4,732
Female Total A-U All economic activities 2014 4,132 4,674 2,811 4,765
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* 4,319 4,902 2,981 5,076
Female Total A-U All economic activities 2018* 4,432 5,030 3,077 5,221
Female Total C Manufacturing 2008 183 194 142 248
Female Total C Manufacturing 2009 178 189 138 238
Female Total C Manufacturing 2010 173 184 131 223
Female Total C Manufacturing 2011 172 183 130 222
Female Total C Manufacturing 2012 170 181 129 220
Female Total C Manufacturing 2013 167 179 127 217
Female Total C Manufacturing 2014 167 178 126 217
Female Total C Manufacturing 2015 167 179 129 220
Female Total C Manufacturing 2016 169 180 131 225
Female Total C Manufacturing 2017* 171 183 133 227
Female Total C Manufacturing 2018* 175 187 137 233
Female Employees A-U All economic activities 2008 3,370 3,640 2,358 3,867
Female Employees A-U All economic activities 2009 3,381 3,653 2,357 3,861
Female Employees A-U All economic activities 2010 3,428 3,694 2,378 3,798
Female Employees A-U All economic activities 2011 3,459 3,742 2,391 3,839
Female Employees A-U All economic activities 2012 3,459 3,740 2,389 3,828
Female Employees A-U All economic activities 2013 3,420 3,686 2,362 3,797
Female Employees A-U All economic activities 2014 3,403 3,668 2,354 3,809
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* 3,566 3,850 2,493 4,059
Female Employees A-U All economic activities 2018* 3,674 3,968 2,584 4,202
Female Employees C Manufacturing 2008 170 177 131 225
Female Employees C Manufacturing 2009 167 173 127 217
Female Employees C Manufacturing 2010 162 168 121 201
Female Employees C Manufacturing 2011 161 167 120 200
Female Employees C Manufacturing 2012 159 165 119 198
Female Employees C Manufacturing 2013 156 162 117 196
Female Employees C Manufacturing 2014 156 162 117 197
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 Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2008 679 916 408 863
Female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2009 687 937 415 878
Female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2010 685 944 421 887
Female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2011 696 969 440 906
Female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2012 707 978 444 920
Female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2013 716 991 450 935
Female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2014 729 1,006 457 956
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* 753 1,052 488 1,016
Female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2018* 758 1,062 493 1,020
Female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2008 13 17 11 23
Female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2009 11 16 10 21
Female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2010 11 16 10 21
Female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2011 11 16 10 22
Female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2012 11 16 10 21
Female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2013 11 16 10 20
Female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2014 11 16 9 20
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 12 24
Female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2018* 12 17 12 24
Source: CBS.
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