Vacancy indicator

Vacancy indicator

Sector/branches Periods Vacancy indicator (%)
A-U All economic activities 2021 August 0.89
A-U All economic activities 2021 September 0.87
A-U All economic activities 2021 October 0.86
A-U All economic activities 2021 November 0.84
A-U All economic activities 2021 December 0.80
A-U All economic activities 2022 January 0.77
A-U All economic activities 2022 February 0.76
A-U All economic activities 2022 March** 0.75
A-U All economic activities 2022 April** 0.73
A-U All economic activities 2022 May** 0.71
A-U All economic activities 2022 June** 0.67
A-U All economic activities 2022 July** 0.61
A-U All economic activities 2022 August* 0.54
C Manufacturing 2021 August 1.69
C Manufacturing 2021 September 1.62
C Manufacturing 2021 October 1.58
C Manufacturing 2021 November 1.51
C Manufacturing 2021 December 1.41
C Manufacturing 2022 January 1.29
C Manufacturing 2022 February 1.20
C Manufacturing 2022 March** 1.10
C Manufacturing 2022 April** 1.03
C Manufacturing 2022 May** 0.94
C Manufacturing 2022 June** 0.82
C Manufacturing 2022 July** 0.72
C Manufacturing 2022 August* 0.62
F Construction 2021 August 0.57
F Construction 2021 September 0.62
F Construction 2021 October 0.65
F Construction 2021 November 0.68
F Construction 2021 December 0.69
F Construction 2022 January 0.68
F Construction 2022 February 0.66
F Construction 2022 March** 0.63
F Construction 2022 April** 0.59
F Construction 2022 May** 0.55
F Construction 2022 June** 0.52
F Construction 2022 July** 0.49
F Construction 2022 August* 0.47
G-N Commercial services 2021 August 0.80
G-N Commercial services 2021 September 0.79
G-N Commercial services 2021 October 0.78
G-N Commercial services 2021 November 0.76
G-N Commercial services 2021 December 0.73
G-N Commercial services 2022 January 0.70
G-N Commercial services 2022 February 0.70
G-N Commercial services 2022 March** 0.70
G-N Commercial services 2022 April** 0.71
G-N Commercial services 2022 May** 0.69
G-N Commercial services 2022 June** 0.66
G-N Commercial services 2022 July** 0.61
G-N Commercial services 2022 August* 0.53
Source: CBS.
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Table description

The vacancy indicator, which includes all economic activities, is a weighted arithmetic average of the vacancy indicators of the manufacturing industry, the construction industry and commercial services. These (partial) vacancy indicators are derived from different variables of the monthly Business Survey (COEN) conducted by Statistics Netherlands and the Economic Institute for Construction (EIB). The vacancy indicator gives a quick indication of the direction in which private sector vacancies are expected to develop.

Data available from: January 1999

Status of the figures:
The published results are provisional for six months, after that they are definitive. By information received later, the final results may deviate from the previously published preliminary results.

Changes as of 16 September 2022:
The results for August 2022 have been added.

When will the new figures be published?
The next publication with the results of September 2022 is expected to be published in October 2022.

Description topics

Vacancy indicator
The vacancy indicator, which includes all economic activities, gives an indication of the direction in which the vacancies are expected to develop according to the entrepreneurs. The more optimistic or pessimistic the entrepreneurs are about the development of vacancies, the more the value of the vacancy indicator will deviate positively or negatively from the zero line and the greater the expectation that the vacancies will increase or decrease. The vacancy indicator can have a value that varies between -3 and +3 percent.