Vacancy indicator

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 12 May 2020:
The results for April 2020 have been added.

When will the new figures be published?
The next publication with the results of May 2020 is expected to be published in June 2020.

Vacancy indicator

Sector/branches Periods Vacancy indicator (%)
A-U All economic activities 2019 January 0.58
A-U All economic activities 2019 February 0.56
A-U All economic activities 2019 March 0.52
A-U All economic activities 2019 April 0.48
A-U All economic activities 2019 May 0.44
A-U All economic activities 2019 June 0.38
A-U All economic activities 2019 July 0.33
A-U All economic activities 2019 August 0.29
A-U All economic activities 2019 September 0.26
A-U All economic activities 2019 October 0.24
A-U All economic activities 2019 November 0.26
A-U All economic activities 2019 December 0.21
A-U All economic activities 2020 January 0.10
A-U All economic activities 2020 February -0.13
A-U All economic activities 2020 March -0.54
A-U All economic activities 2020 April* -1.08
C Manufacturing 2019 January 0.66
C Manufacturing 2019 February 0.55
C Manufacturing 2019 March 0.43
C Manufacturing 2019 April 0.32
C Manufacturing 2019 May 0.22
C Manufacturing 2019 June 0.14
C Manufacturing 2019 July 0.09
C Manufacturing 2019 August 0.07
C Manufacturing 2019 September 0.07
C Manufacturing 2019 October 0.08
C Manufacturing 2019 November 0.12
C Manufacturing 2019 December 0.09
C Manufacturing 2020 January -0.05
C Manufacturing 2020 February -0.41
C Manufacturing 2020 March -1.14
C Manufacturing 2020 April* -2.21
F Construction 2019 January 1.17
F Construction 2019 February 1.14
F Construction 2019 March 1.08
F Construction 2019 April 1.01
F Construction 2019 May 0.93
F Construction 2019 June 0.81
F Construction 2019 July 0.68
F Construction 2019 August 0.56
F Construction 2019 September 0.46
F Construction 2019 October 0.37
F Construction 2019 November 0.27
F Construction 2019 December 0.16
F Construction 2020 January 0.03
F Construction 2020 February -0.12
F Construction 2020 March -0.31
F Construction 2020 April* -0.50
G-N Commercial services 2019 January 0.53
G-N Commercial services 2019 February 0.51
G-N Commercial services 2019 March 0.48
G-N Commercial services 2019 April 0.45
G-N Commercial services 2019 May 0.42
G-N Commercial services 2019 June 0.38
G-N Commercial services 2019 July 0.34
G-N Commercial services 2019 August 0.31
G-N Commercial services 2019 September 0.28
G-N Commercial services 2019 October 0.25
G-N Commercial services 2019 November 0.27
G-N Commercial services 2019 December 0.22
G-N Commercial services 2020 January 0.11
G-N Commercial services 2020 February -0.11
G-N Commercial services 2020 March -0.47
G-N Commercial services 2020 April* -0.95
Source: CBS.
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