Employment; quarterly, sex, National Accounts

Employment; quarterly, sex, National Accounts

Employment type Sex Periods Labour volume Employed persons (x 1,000) Labour volume Jobs (x 1,000) Labour volume Hours worked (million hours) Labour volume Hours worked per employed person (hours) Labour volume Hours worked per job (hours) Labour volume seasonal adjusted Employed persons (x 1,000) Labour volume seasonal adjusted Jobs (x 1,000) Labour volume seasonal adjusted Hours worked (million hours) Labour volume seasonal adjusted Hours worked per employed person (hours) Labour volume seasonal adjusted Hours worked per job (hours)
Total Total male and female 2021 1st quarter* 9,457 10,658 3,429 363 322 9,533 10,733 3,408 357 317
Total Total male and female 2021 2nd quarter* 9,683 10,931 3,317 343 303 9,658 10,879 3,436 356 316
Total Total male and female 2021 3rd quarter* 9,813 11,044 3,335 340 302 9,804 11,052 3,481 355 315
Total Total male and female 2021 4th quarter* 9,903 11,150 3,681 372 330 9,862 11,117 3,471 352 312
Total Total male and female 2021* 9,715 10,947 13,762 1,416 1,257
Total Total male and female 2022 1st quarter* 9,900 11,177 3,669 371 328 9,968 11,244 3,610 362 321
Total Male 2021 1st quarter* 4,938 5,514 2,058 417 373 4,974 5,546 2,051 412 370
Total Male 2021 2nd quarter* 5,028 5,617 1,981 394 353 5,017 5,595 2,046 408 366
Total Male 2021 3rd quarter* 5,077 5,652 1,978 390 350 5,074 5,663 2,063 407 364
Total Male 2021 4th quarter* 5,129 5,721 2,183 426 382 5,109 5,699 2,059 403 361
Total Male 2021* 5,044 5,627 8,199 1,626 1,457
Total Male 2022 1st quarter* 5,125 5,726 2,164 422 378 5,161 5,761 2,134 413 370
Total Female 2021 1st quarter* 4,519 5,144 1,371 303 266 4,559 5,188 1,357 298 262
Total Female 2021 2nd quarter* 4,655 5,313 1,336 287 251 4,641 5,285 1,390 299 263
Total Female 2021 3rd quarter* 4,736 5,392 1,357 287 252 4,730 5,389 1,418 300 263
Total Female 2021 4th quarter* 4,774 5,429 1,499 314 276 4,754 5,418 1,412 297 261
Total Female 2021* 4,672 5,321 5,562 1,191 1,045
Total Female 2022 1st quarter* 4,775 5,451 1,505 315 276 4,807 5,484 1,476 307 269
Employees Total male and female 2021 1st quarter* 7,829 8,332 2,735 349 328 7,903 8,410 2,702 342 321
Employees Total male and female 2021 2nd quarter* 8,037 8,575 2,606 324 304 8,020 8,540 2,735 341 320
Employees Total male and female 2021 3rd quarter* 8,175 8,696 2,686 329 309 8,154 8,686 2,803 344 323
Employees Total male and female 2021 4th quarter* 8,235 8,762 2,984 362 341 8,196 8,725 2,802 342 321
Employees Total male and female 2021* 8,070 8,593 11,010 1,364 1,281
Employees Total male and female 2022 1st quarter* 8,205 8,741 2,943 359 337 8,284 8,826 2,874 347 326
Employees Male 2021 1st quarter* 4,106 4,322 1,626 396 376 4,146 4,365 1,609 388 369
Employees Male 2021 2nd quarter* 4,207 4,437 1,547 368 349 4,197 4,420 1,620 386 367
Employees Male 2021 3rd quarter* 4,271 4,494 1,590 372 354 4,258 4,486 1,657 389 369
Employees Male 2021 4th quarter* 4,309 4,538 1,767 410 389 4,290 4,517 1,661 387 368
Employees Male 2021* 4,224 4,448 6,529 1,546 1,468
Employees Male 2022 1st quarter* 4,295 4,526 1,733 403 383 4,338 4,572 1,695 391 371
Employees Female 2021 1st quarter* 3,723 4,009 1,109 298 276 3,757 4,045 1,093 291 270
Employees Female 2021 2nd quarter* 3,831 4,138 1,060 277 256 3,823 4,120 1,115 292 271
Employees Female 2021 3rd quarter* 3,904 4,203 1,096 281 261 3,896 4,200 1,146 294 273
Employees Female 2021 4th quarter* 3,926 4,224 1,217 310 288 3,905 4,207 1,141 292 271
Employees Female 2021* 3,846 4,144 4,481 1,165 1,081
Employees Female 2022 1st quarter* 3,910 4,215 1,210 309 287 3,947 4,254 1,179 299 277
Self-employed Total male and female 2021 1st quarter* 1,628 2,326 694 426 298 1,630 2,323 706 433 304
Self-employed Total male and female 2021 2nd quarter* 1,646 2,356 710 432 302 1,637 2,339 701 428 300
Self-employed Total male and female 2021 3rd quarter* 1,638 2,347 649 396 277 1,651 2,365 678 411 287
Self-employed Total male and female 2021 4th quarter* 1,668 2,388 698 418 292 1,667 2,393 668 401 279
Self-employed Total male and female 2021* 1,645 2,355 2,751 1,672 1,168
Self-employed Total male and female 2022 1st quarter* 1,695 2,436 726 428 298 1,684 2,418 736 437 304
Self-employed Male 2021 1st quarter* 832 1,192 432 519 362 828 1,181 441 533 374
Self-employed Male 2021 2nd quarter* 821 1,181 434 528 368 820 1,175 426 520 363
Self-employed Male 2021 3rd quarter* 806 1,158 388 482 335 816 1,177 406 497 345
Self-employed Male 2021 4th quarter* 820 1,183 416 507 352 818 1,182 398 486 337
Self-employed Male 2021* 820 1,178 1,670 2,037 1,417
Self-employed Male 2022 1st quarter* 830 1,200 431 519 359 824 1,188 439 533 370
Self-employed Female 2021 1st quarter* 796 1,134 262 329 231 802 1,142 264 330 232
Self-employed Female 2021 2nd quarter* 824 1,175 277 335 235 818 1,165 275 336 236
Self-employed Female 2021 3rd quarter* 832 1,189 261 313 219 834 1,189 272 326 229
Self-employed Female 2021 4th quarter* 848 1,205 282 332 234 849 1,211 270 318 223
Self-employed Female 2021* 825 1,176 1,081 1,310 919
Self-employed Female 2022 1st quarter* 865 1,236 295 341 239 860 1,230 297 345 242
Source: CBS.
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Table description


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

Data available from: 2010 first quarter

Status of the figures:
Data from 2010 up to and including 2018 are final. Data of 2019 and further are provisional.

Changes as of May 17th 2022:
Data of the first estimate of the first quarter 2022 have been added to the table.

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

Labour volume
The volume of labour input in the production process, in terms of employed persons, jobs or hours worked.
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.
Hours worked
The number of hours actually worked by someone with a paid job.
Hours worked per employed person
Hours worked per employed person.
Hours worked per job
Hours worked per job.
Labour volume seasonal adjusted
The volume of labour input in the production process, in terms of employed persons, jobs or hours worked with the removal of annually recurring patterns which are normal for a particular time of year.
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.
Hours worked
The number of hours actually worked by someone with a paid job.
Hours worked per employed person
Hours worked per employed person.
Hours worked per job
Hours worked per job.