Employment; economic activity, quarterly, National Accounts

Employment; economic activity, quarterly, National Accounts

Employment type Sector/branches (SIC 2008) Periods Employed persons Employed persons (x 1,000) Employed persons Employed persons seasonal adjusted (x 1,000) Jobs Jobs (x 1,000) Jobs Jobs seasonal adjusted (x 1,000) Hours worked Hours worked (million hours) Hours worked Hours worked seasonal adjusted (million hours) Change on corresponding period (y/y) Employed persons (x 1 000) Change on corresponding period (y/y) Jobs (x 1 000) Change on previous period (q/q) Employed persons seasonal adjusted (x 1 000) Change on previous period (q/q) Jobs seasonal adjusted (x 1 000)
Total A-U All economic activities 2018 1st quarter 9,259 9,324 10,400 10,469 3,422 3,370 263 303 76 80
Total A-U All economic activities 2018 2nd quarter 9,395 9,386 10,565 10,537 3,280 3,388 242 269 62 68
Total A-U All economic activities 2018 3rd quarter 9,478 9,443 10,630 10,602 3,238 3,425 264 301 58 65
Total A-U All economic activities 2018 4th quarter 9,495 9,492 10,651 10,647 3,570 3,433 235 248 49 46
Total A-U All economic activities 2018 9,408 10,562 13,510 251 280
Total A-U All economic activities 2019 1st quarter* 9,485 9,544 10,648 10,706 3,486 3,467 225 248 52 58
Total A-U All economic activities 2019 2nd quarter* 9,600 9,577 10,791 10,750 3,391 3,471 205 227 33 45
Total A-U All economic activities 2019 3rd quarter* 9,604 9,595 10,778 10,782 3,310 3,460 126 148 17 32
Total A-U All economic activities 2019 4th quarter* 9,676 9,634 10,874 10,835 3,611 3,475 181 222 39 53
Total A-U All economic activities 2019* 9,592 10,773 13,798 184 211
Total A-U All economic activities 2020 1st quarter* 9,601 9,669 10,816 10,886 3,521 3,467 116 168 36 50
Total A-U All economic activities 2020 2nd quarter* 9,423 9,407 10,635 10,595 3,104 3,245 -177 -156 -262 -291
Total C Manufacturing 2018 1st quarter 777 778 807 808 330 320 12 10 4 4
Total C Manufacturing 2018 2nd quarter 785 783 817 815 310 323 15 16 5 6
Total C Manufacturing 2018 3rd quarter 786 788 819 821 301 322 15 18 5 6
Total C Manufacturing 2018 4th quarter 794 793 826 826 341 328 20 23 5 6
Total C Manufacturing 2018 786 818 1,282 15 17
Total C Manufacturing 2019 1st quarter* 800 800 833 833 338 331 23 26 7 7
Total C Manufacturing 2019 2nd quarter* 803 802 837 834 318 328 18 19 1 1
Total C Manufacturing 2019 3rd quarter* 797 801 828 833 312 329 11 9 -1 -1
Total C Manufacturing 2019 4th quarter* 807 802 839 835 343 329 13 12 1 2
Total C Manufacturing 2019* 802 834 1,311 16 17
Total C Manufacturing 2020 1st quarter* 801 803 835 837 337 327 0 2 1 2
Total C Manufacturing 2020 2nd quarter* 797 796 832 829 290 306 -6 -4 -8 -7
Employees A-U All economic activities 2018 1st quarter 7,686 7,760 8,189 8,272 2,741 2,670 224 243 67 66
Employees A-U All economic activities 2018 2nd quarter 7,831 7,809 8,361 8,321 2,572 2,690 220 234 49 49
Employees A-U All economic activities 2018 3rd quarter 7,884 7,858 8,390 8,372 2,546 2,705 215 223 49 51
Employees A-U All economic activities 2018 4th quarter 7,934 7,905 8,446 8,421 2,828 2,725 217 220 48 49
Employees A-U All economic activities 2018 7,835 8,347 10,686 219 230
Employees A-U All economic activities 2019 1st quarter* 7,885 7,960 8,401 8,484 2,794 2,757 199 212 55 64
Employees A-U All economic activities 2019 2nd quarter* 8,016 7,997 8,560 8,522 2,662 2,754 185 198 37 38
Employees A-U All economic activities 2019 3rd quarter* 8,039 8,014 8,554 8,539 2,645 2,767 155 165 17 17
Employees A-U All economic activities 2019 4th quarter* 8,071 8,037 8,592 8,561 2,860 2,758 137 146 23 22
Employees A-U All economic activities 2019* 8,003 8,527 10,961 169 180
Employees A-U All economic activities 2020 1st quarter* 7,976 8,052 8,497 8,580 2,808 2,737 91 96 15 19
Employees A-U All economic activities 2020 2nd quarter* 7,795 7,779 8,313 8,279 2,431 2,582 -221 -247 -273 -300
Employees C Manufacturing 2018 1st quarter 735 736 749 750 308 297 14 15 4 4
Employees C Manufacturing 2018 2nd quarter 741 740 757 754 285 298 15 16 4 4
Employees C Manufacturing 2018 3rd quarter 742 744 756 758 279 299 15 15 4 4
Employees C Manufacturing 2018 4th quarter 748 747 763 762 313 302 16 16 4 4
Employees C Manufacturing 2018 742 756 1,185 15 16
Employees C Manufacturing 2019 1st quarter* 753 754 768 769 312 305 19 19 7 7
Employees C Manufacturing 2019 2nd quarter* 759 758 775 773 294 304 18 18 3 3
Employees C Manufacturing 2019 3rd quarter* 757 759 771 774 291 307 15 15 1 1
Employees C Manufacturing 2019 4th quarter* 761 760 776 775 316 304 13 13 1 1
Employees C Manufacturing 2019* 758 773 1,213 16 16
Employees C Manufacturing 2020 1st quarter* 758 759 773 774 313 303 4 5 -1 -1
Employees C Manufacturing 2020 2nd quarter* 751 749 767 764 266 282 -8 -8 -9 -9
Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2018 1st quarter 1,574 1,564 2,211 2,198 682 699 38 60 9 13
Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2018 2nd quarter 1,564 1,576 2,203 2,216 708 697 21 36 12 19
Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2018 3rd quarter 1,594 1,585 2,240 2,230 692 720 49 78 9 14
Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2018 4th quarter 1,561 1,587 2,205 2,227 742 708 18 28 1 -3
Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2018 1,573 2,215 2,824 32 51
Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2019 1st quarter* 1,600 1,584 2,247 2,222 693 709 26 35 -3 -5
Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2019 2nd quarter* 1,584 1,580 2,232 2,229 729 717 20 28 -4 7
Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2019 3rd quarter* 1,565 1,580 2,224 2,243 665 693 -29 -16 0 15
Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2019 4th quarter* 1,604 1,596 2,282 2,275 751 717 44 77 16 31
Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2019* 1,588 2,246 2,838 15 31
Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2020 1st quarter* 1,625 1,617 2,319 2,306 714 730 25 72 21 31
Self-employed A-U All economic activities 2020 2nd quarter* 1,629 1,628 2,322 2,315 673 662 45 90 11 9
Self-employed C Manufacturing 2018 1st quarter 43 42 58 58 22 23 -2 -5 0 0
Self-employed C Manufacturing 2018 2nd quarter 44 43 60 60 25 25 0 0 1 2
Self-employed C Manufacturing 2018 3rd quarter 44 44 63 62 22 24 0 2 1 2
Self-employed C Manufacturing 2018 4th quarter 45 46 64 64 28 26 4 6 1 2
Self-employed C Manufacturing 2018 44 61 97 1 1
Self-employed C Manufacturing 2019 1st quarter* 47 46 65 64 26 26 4 7 0 0
Self-employed C Manufacturing 2019 2nd quarter* 44 44 61 62 24 24 0 1 -2 -3
Self-employed C Manufacturing 2019 3rd quarter* 40 42 57 60 21 23 -4 -6 -2 -2
Self-employed C Manufacturing 2019 4th quarter* 46 43 63 60 27 25 1 -1 0 1
Self-employed C Manufacturing 2019* 44 62 98 0 0
Self-employed C Manufacturing 2020 1st quarter* 43 45 62 63 24 25 -4 -3 2 2
Self-employed C Manufacturing 2020 2nd quarter* 46 46 66 65 24 24 3 4 2 2
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table provides data about the employment of employees and self-employed persons. It contains annual and quarterly data on employed persons, jobs, and hours worked. The seasonal adjusted time series are also available in this table.

Data available from: 1995 first quarter

Status of the figures:
Data from 1995 up to and including 2018 are final. Data of 2019 and further are provisional.

Changes as of September 23rd 2021:
Data of the second estimate of the second quarter 2021 have been added to the table.
From the first quarter of 2020 the method to estimate the hours worked of employees differs from the usual method. Due to the COVID-19 crisis the hours worked suddenly decreased sharply in certain industries. The regular data sources did not provide sufficient information to capture the decrease in hours worked. To properly incorporate the decrease of the hours worked in our quarterly estimate, the Labor Force Survey (LFS) is used as an additional source. March 2020 and the subsequent quarters are estimated using growth rates from the LFS. The growth rates are applied in (parts of) the industries in which the effect of the corona crisis is substantial. For the self-employed, the use of growth rates from the LFS is the usual method.

When will new figures be published?
The preliminary estimate (flash estimate) of a quarter is released within 45 days. The second estimate is published after 85 days. At the second estimate of the fourth quarter, data of the previous three quarters will also be revised.

Description topics

Employed persons
Someone working for a company located in the Netherlands, or an institution or private household in the Netherlands.
Employed persons
Someone working for a company located in the Netherlands, or an institution or private household in the Netherlands.
Employed persons seasonal adjusted
The removal of annually recurring patterns from the figures which are normal for a particular time of year.
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.
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.
Jobs seasonal adjusted
The removal of annually recurring patterns from the figures which are normal for a particular time of year.
Hours worked
The number of hours actually worked by someone with a paid job.
Hours worked
The number of hours actually worked by someone with a paid job.
Hours worked seasonal adjusted
The removal of annually recurring patterns from the figures which are normal for a particular time of year.
Change on corresponding period (y/y)
Change on corresponding period (year-on-year).
Employed persons
Jobs
Change on previous period (q/q)
Change on previous period (quarter-on-quarter).
Employed persons seasonal adjusted
Jobs seasonal adjusted