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 K Financial institutions 2020* 212 219 337 4 5
Employees K Financial institutions 2020* 206 211 325 4 4
Self-employed K Financial institutions 2020* 6 8 12 0 0
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 2017 are final. Data of 2018 and further are provisional.

Changes as of February 16th 2021:
Data of the first estimate of the fourth quarter 2020 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 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