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 2021* 9,759 10,985 7,951 13,919
Total male and female Total A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021* 206 257 181 407
Total male and female Total 01 Agriculture 2021* 200 251 176 396
Total male and female Total 02 Forestry and logging 2021* 3 3 2 4
Total male and female Total 03 Fishing and aquaculture 2021* 3 3 3 6
Total male and female Total B Mining and quarrying 2021* 7 7 7 13
Total male and female Total B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2021* 875 910 807 1,416
Total male and female Total C Manufacturing 2021* 800 833 738 1,290
Total male and female Total 10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2021* 141 151 126 220
Total male and female Total 13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2021* 17 19 15 27
Total male and female Total 16-18 Man. wood en paperprod., printing 2021* 51 53 47 82
Total male and female Total 16 Manufacture of wood products 2021* 16 17 15 27
Total male and female Total 17 Manufacture of paper 2021* 18 18 17 29
Total male and female Total 18 Printing and reproduction 2021* 16 18 15 26
Total male and female Total 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2021* 5 5 5 8
Total male and female Total 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2021* 45 45 42 74
Total male and female Total 20-21 Chemistry and pharmaceuticals 2021* 61 61 57 101
Total male and female Total 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2021* 15 16 15 26
Total male and female Total 22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2021* 33 34 31 51
Total male and female Total 22-23 Man. plastics and constructionprod 2021* 56 57 52 90
Total male and female Total 23 Manufacture of building materials 2021* 23 23 21 39
Total male and female Total 24 Manufacture of basic metals 2021* 21 21 20 35
Total male and female Total 24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2021* 116 120 109 195
Total male and female Total 25 Manufacture of metal products 2021* 95 99 89 159
Total male and female Total 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2021* 28 28 26 46
Total male and female Total 26-27 Elektrical and electron. Industry 2021* 50 51 48 83
Total male and female Total 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2021* 22 23 21 37
Total male and female Total 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2021* 93 95 89 157
Total male and female Total 29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2021* 23 23 22 36
Total male and female Total 29-30 Transport equipment 2021* 41 42 39 67
Total male and female Total 30 Manufacture of other transport 2021* 18 19 17 31
Total male and female Total 31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2021* 170 178 151 260
Total male and female Total 31-32 Manufacture of furniture; other 2021* 123 128 107 179
Total male and female Total 33 Repair and installation of machinery 2021* 47 50 44 81
Total male and female Total D Energy supply 2021* 30 32 27 49
Total male and female Total 35 Energy supply 2021* 30 32 27 49
Total male and female Total E Water supply and waste management 2021* 37 38 35 65
Total male and female Total 36 Water collection and distribution 2021* 6 6 5 8
Total male and female Total 37-39 Sewerage and waste treatment 2021* 32 32 30 56
Total male and female Total F Construction 2021* 541 611 527 964
Total male and female Total 41 Construction buildings, development 2021* 183 221 183 335
Total male and female Total 42 Civil engineering 2021* 59 61 56 104
Total male and female Total 43 Specialised construction activities 2021* 299 329 287 525
Total male and female Total G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2021* 2,369 2,611 1,807 3,217
Total male and female Total G Wholesale and retail trade 2021* 1,538 1,673 1,158 2,036
Total male and female Total 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles 2021* 144 160 133 245
Total male and female Total 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) 2021* 533 567 483 872
Total male and female Total 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) 2021* 861 945 542 919
Total male and female Total H Transportation and storage 2021* 414 449 368 678
Total male and female Total 49 Land transport 2021* 204 222 186 358
Total male and female Total 50 Water transport 2021* 20 24 19 35
Total male and female Total 51 Air transport 2021* 23 23 20 30
Total male and female Total 52 Warehousing, services for transport 2021* 110 114 102 182
Total male and female Total 53 Postal and courier activities 2021* 58 66 42 73
Total male and female Total I Accommodation and food serving 2021* 417 489 281 502
Total male and female Total J Information and communication 2021* 344 379 324 577
Total male and female Total 58 Publishing 2021* 23 24 20 35
Total male and female Total 58-60 Publishing, movie, radio and TV 2021* 57 67 52 90
Total male and female Total 59-60 Movies, TV and radio 2021* 35 42 32 55
Total male and female Total 61 Telecommunications 2021* 27 27 25 44
Total male and female Total 62-63 IT- and information services 2021* 260 285 247 442
Total male and female Total K Financial institutions 2021* 211 223 198 341
Total male and female Total 64 Financial institutions, no insurance 2021* 102 104 94 163
Total male and female Total 65 Insurance and pension funding 2021* 51 57 52 88
Total male and female Total 66 Other financial services 2021* 58 62 51 91
Total male and female Total L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2021* 77 88 66 116
Total male and female Total 68 Renting, buying, selling real estate 2021* 77 88 66 116
Total male and female Total M-N Business services 2021* 2,040 2,371 1,556 2,812
Total male and female Total M Other specialised business services 2021* 831 957 702 1,279
Total male and female Total 69-70 Legal and management consultancy 2021* 437 496 386 702
Total male and female Total 69-71 Management, technical consultancy 2021* 585 657 521 948
Total male and female Total 71 Architects, technical services etc. 2021* 148 161 135 246
Total male and female Total 72 Research and development 2021* 48 49 43 75
Total male and female Total 73 Advertising and market research 2021* 86 104 55 105
Total male and female Total 73-75 Advertising, design and other 2021* 198 251 138 256
Total male and female Total 74-75 Other specialised services 2021* 112 147 82 150
Total male and female Total N Renting and other business support 2021* 1,209 1,414 854 1,533
Total male and female Total 77 Renting and leasing of tangible goods 2021* 38 43 34 62
Total male and female Total 78 Employment activities 2021* 669 742 516 930
Total male and female Total 79 Travel agencies, tour operators etc 2021* 19 21 17 34
Total male and female Total 80-82 Security, other business services 2021* 483 609 287 507
Total male and female Total O-Q Government and care 2021* 2,684 2,994 2,130 3,429
Total male and female Total O Public administration and services 2021* 525 553 493 811
Total male and female Total 84 Public administration and services 2021* 525 553 493 811
Total male and female Total P Education 2021* 586 663 475 764
Total male and female Total 85 Education 2021* 586 663 475 764
Total male and female Total Q Health and social work activities 2021* 1,573 1,778 1,162 1,854
Total male and female Total 86 Human health activities 2021* 632 708 508 833
Total male and female Total 87-88 Care and social work 2021* 941 1,070 654 1,021
Total male and female Total R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2021* 414 542 356 640
Total male and female Total R Culture, sports and recreation 2021* 174 232 148 269
Total male and female Total 90-92 Arts, culture and lotteries 2021* 106 140 98 181
Total male and female Total 93 Sports and recreation 2021* 68 91 50 88
Total male and female Total S Other service activities 2021* 209 254 185 332
Total male and female Total 94 Membership organisations 2021* 64 70 54 90
Total male and female Total 95 Repair computers and consumergoods 2021* 13 15 11 23
Total male and female Total 96 Other personal services 2021* 132 169 120 220
Total male and female Total T Activities of households 2021* 31 56 23 39
Total male and female Total U Extraterritorial organisations 2021* . . . .
Total male and female Total 99 Extraterritorial organisations 2021* . . . .
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.