Employment; economic activity, sex, National Accounts, 1995-2022

Employment; economic activity, sex, National Accounts, 1995-2022

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 Employees A-U All economic activities 2022* 8,403 8,899 6,756 11,387
Total male and female Employees A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2022* 107 120 86 158
Total male and female Employees 01 Agriculture 2022* 103 116 83 152
Total male and female Employees 02 Forestry and logging 2022* 2 2 2 3
Total male and female Employees 03 Fishing and aquaculture 2022* 2 2 1 3
Total male and female Employees B Mining and quarrying 2022* 7 7 7 13
Total male and female Employees B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2022* 842 857 771 1,327
Total male and female Employees C Manufacturing 2022* 765 779 700 1,201
Total male and female Employees 10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2022* 135 139 116 200
Total male and female Employees 13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2022* 14 14 12 21
Total male and female Employees 16-18 Man. wood en paperprod., printing 2022* 48 49 44 74
Total male and female Employees 16 Manufacture of wood products 2022* 15 15 14 24
Total male and female Employees 17 Manufacture of paper 2022* 18 18 17 29
Total male and female Employees 18 Printing and reproduction 2022* 15 15 13 21
Total male and female Employees 19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2022* 5 5 5 8
Total male and female Employees 20 Manufacture of chemicals 2022* 45 45 43 74
Total male and female Employees 20-21 Chemistry and pharmaceuticals 2022* 62 63 59 102
Total male and female Employees 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2022* 17 17 16 28
Total male and female Employees 22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2022* 33 34 31 54
Total male and female Employees 22-23 Man. plastics and constructionprod 2022* 55 56 52 91
Total male and female Employees 23 Manufacture of building materials 2022* 22 22 21 37
Total male and female Employees 24 Manufacture of basic metals 2022* 20 20 20 34
Total male and female Employees 24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2022* 107 110 100 175
Total male and female Employees 25 Manufacture of metal products 2022* 87 89 81 141
Total male and female Employees 26 Manufacture of electronic products 2022* 28 29 27 46
Total male and female Employees 26-27 Elektrical and electron. Industry 2022* 53 54 50 86
Total male and female Employees 27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2022* 25 25 23 40
Total male and female Employees 28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2022* 96 98 92 160
Total male and female Employees 29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2022* 24 24 23 39
Total male and female Employees 29-30 Transport equipment 2022* 42 42 40 68
Total male and female Employees 30 Manufacture of other transport 2022* 17 18 16 29
Total male and female Employees 31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2022* 148 150 130 216
Total male and female Employees 31-32 Manufacture of furniture; other 2022* 107 109 93 150
Total male and female Employees 33 Repair and installation of machinery 2022* 40 41 38 67
Total male and female Employees D Energy supply 2022* 32 33 29 50
Total male and female Employees 35 Energy supply 2022* 32 33 29 50
Total male and female Employees E Water supply and waste management 2022* 37 38 35 64
Total male and female Employees 36 Water collection and distribution 2022* 6 6 5 9
Total male and female Employees 37-39 Sewerage and waste treatment 2022* 31 32 30 55
Total male and female Employees F Construction 2022* 343 351 321 566
Total male and female Employees 41 Construction buildings, development 2022* 97 100 90 155
Total male and female Employees 42 Civil engineering 2022* 51 52 49 90
Total male and female Employees 43 Specialised construction activities 2022* 195 200 182 321
Total male and female Employees G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2022* 2,190 2,306 1,579 2,746
Total male and female Employees G Wholesale and retail trade 2022* 1,394 1,453 1,003 1,725
Total male and female Employees 45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles 2022* 113 117 99 171
Total male and female Employees 46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) 2022* 514 533 461 809
Total male and female Employees 47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) 2022* 767 803 443 746
Total male and female Employees H Transportation and storage 2022* 385 401 335 611
Total male and female Employees 49 Land transport 2022* 185 193 162 315
Total male and female Employees 50 Water transport 2022* 15 16 14 25
Total male and female Employees 51 Air transport 2022* 24 24 22 35
Total male and female Employees 52 Warehousing, services for transport 2022* 110 113 103 179
Total male and female Employees 53 Postal and courier activities 2022* 50 54 34 58
Total male and female Employees I Accommodation and food serving 2022* 411 452 241 410
Total male and female Employees J Information and communication 2022* 313 325 291 505
Total male and female Employees 58 Publishing 2022* 21 22 19 32
Total male and female Employees 58-60 Publishing, movie, radio and TV 2022* 44 46 39 65
Total male and female Employees 59-60 Movies, TV and radio 2022* 23 24 20 34
Total male and female Employees 61 Telecommunications 2022* 25 26 24 42
Total male and female Employees 62-63 IT- and information services 2022* 243 253 228 398
Total male and female Employees K Financial institutions 2022* 210 219 196 334
Total male and female Employees 64 Financial institutions, no insurance 2022* 102 104 96 163
Total male and female Employees 65 Insurance and pension funding 2022* 49 58 52 87
Total male and female Employees 66 Other financial services 2022* 60 57 48 84
Total male and female Employees L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2022* 67 71 58 96
Total male and female Employees 68 Renting, buying, selling real estate 2022* 67 71 58 96
Total male and female Employees M-N Business services 2022* 1,602 1,715 1,297 2,277
Total male and female Employees M Other specialised business services 2022* 613 643 543 946
Total male and female Employees 69-70 Legal and management consultancy 2022* 357 377 314 548
Total male and female Employees 69-71 Management, technical consultancy 2022* 483 506 428 748
Total male and female Employees 71 Architects, technical services etc. 2022* 126 129 114 200
Total male and female Employees 72 Research and development 2022* 47 48 43 74
Total male and female Employees 73 Advertising and market research 2022* 42 44 37 65
Total male and female Employees 73-75 Advertising, design and other 2022* 83 88 71 124
Total male and female Employees 74-75 Other specialised services 2022* 41 44 34 59
Total male and female Employees N Renting and other business support 2022* 989 1,072 754 1,331
Total male and female Employees 77 Renting and leasing of tangible goods 2022* 35 36 30 53
Total male and female Employees 78 Employment activities 2022* 713 774 538 960
Total male and female Employees 79 Travel agencies, tour operators etc 2022* 17 18 15 27
Total male and female Employees 80-82 Security, other business services 2022* 224 244 171 291
Total male and female Employees O-Q Government and care 2022* 2,459 2,608 1,955 3,038
Total male and female Employees O Public administration and services 2022* 540 568 505 820
Total male and female Employees 84 Public administration and services 2022* 540 568 505 820
Total male and female Employees P Education 2022* 548 582 433 678
Total male and female Employees 85 Education 2022* 548 582 433 678
Total male and female Employees Q Health and social work activities 2022* 1,370 1,459 1,016 1,540
Total male and female Employees 86 Human health activities 2022* 553 586 439 683
Total male and female Employees 87-88 Care and social work 2022* 817 873 578 857
Total male and female Employees R-U Culture, recreation, other services 2022* 270 327 203 338
Total male and female Employees R Culture, sports and recreation 2022* 120 143 87 145
Total male and female Employees 90-92 Arts, culture and lotteries 2022* 54 59 43 70
Total male and female Employees 93 Sports and recreation 2022* 66 84 44 75
Total male and female Employees S Other service activities 2022* 119 128 93 154
Total male and female Employees 94 Membership organisations 2022* 62 67 52 84
Total male and female Employees 95 Repair computers and consumergoods 2022* 5 5 4 7
Total male and female Employees 96 Other personal services 2022* 53 57 37 62
Total male and female Employees T Activities of households 2022* 31 55 23 40
Total male and female Employees U Extraterritorial organisations 2022* . . . .
Total male and female Employees 99 Extraterritorial organisations 2022* . . . .
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Dataset is not available.


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 up to and including 2022.

Status of the figures:
Data from 1995 up to and including 2020 are final. Data of 2021 and further are provisional. Since this table has been discontinued, data of 2021 and further will not become final.

Changes as of June 24th 2024:
None. This table has been discontinued.
Statistics Netherlands has carried out a revision of the national accounts. New statistical sources, methods and concepts are implemented in the national accounts, in order to align the picture of the Dutch economy with all underlying source data and international guidelines for the compilation of the national accounts. For further information see section 3.

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable anymore.

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.