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* 9,592 10,773 7,726 13,798
Total male and female Total A-U All economic activities 2020* 9,544 10,744 7,776 13,427
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* 802 834 738 1,311
Total male and female Total C Manufacturing 2020* 797 830 736 1,261
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* 8,003 8,527 6,415 10,961
Total male and female Employees A-U All economic activities 2020* 7,913 8,424 6,418 10,587
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* 758 773 694 1,213
Total male and female Employees C Manufacturing 2020* 752 767 690 1,164
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* 1,588 2,246 1,311 2,838
Total male and female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2020* 1,631 2,320 1,358 2,840
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* 44 62 44 98
Total male and female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2020* 45 63 46 98
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* 5,036 5,598 4,533 8,374
Male Total A-U All economic activities 2020* 4,990 5,562 4,537 8,096
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* 622 642 598 1,073
Male Total C Manufacturing 2020* 617 637 594 1,027
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* 4,160 4,381 3,716 6,320
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* 589 598 563 995
Male Employees C Manufacturing 2020* 583 592 559 949
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* 806 1,140 791 1,775
Male Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2020* 830 1,181 820 1,776
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* 33 44 34 78
Male Self-employed C Manufacturing 2020* 34 46 35 78
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* 4,555 5,176 3,194 5,424
Female Total A-U All economic activities 2020* 4,554 5,183 3,239 5,331
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* 179 192 140 238
Female Total C Manufacturing 2020* 180 193 142 234
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* 3,773 4,070 2,674 4,362
Female Employees A-U All economic activities 2020* 3,753 4,044 2,701 4,267
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* 168 175 130 218
Female Employees C Manufacturing 2020* 168 175 131 214
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* 782 1,106 520 1,063
Female Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2020* 801 1,139 538 1,063
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 20
Female Self-employed C Manufacturing 2020* 11 18 10 20
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 2018 are final. Data of 2019 and further are provisional.

Changes as of June 24th 2021:
Data of 2020 have been added. Data of 2018 and 2019 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.