Employment; quarterly, sex, National Accounts


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 1995 up to and including 2016 are final. Data of 2017 and further are provisional.

Changes as of May 15th 2020:
Data of the first estimate of the first quarter 2020 have been added to the table. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, employees in certain industries have worked substantially less hours in March. This affects the figures of the first quarter of 2020. At this moment, the available data sources do not provide sufficient information to capture the decline in hours worked. Statistics Netherlands has therefore decided not to publish figures on the number of hours worked during the first quarter flash estimate of economic growth and the labor market. We aim to publish the hours worked as soon as possible after the flash estimate. The seasonally adjusted time series of the hours worked will also be published at that moment.

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.

Employment; quarterly, sex, National Accounts

Employment type Sex Periods Labour volumeEmployed persons (x 1,000) Labour volumeJobs (x 1,000) Labour volumeHours worked (million hours) Labour volumeHours worked per employed person (hours) Labour volumeHours worked per job (hours) Labour volume seasonal adjustedEmployed persons (x 1,000) Labour volume seasonal adjustedJobs (x 1,000) Labour volume seasonal adjustedHours worked (million hours) Labour volume seasonal adjustedHours worked per employed person (hours) Labour volume seasonal adjustedHours worked per job (hours)
Total Total male and female 2018 1st quarter* 9,224 10,339 3,388 367 328 9,294 10,422 3,343 360 321
Total Total male and female 2018 2nd quarter* 9,353 10,506 3,270 350 311 9,343 10,478 3,364 360 321
Total Total male and female 2018 3rd quarter* 9,438 10,573 3,220 341 305 9,399 10,541 3,407 362 323
Total Total male and female 2018 4th quarter* 9,449 10,587 3,529 373 333 9,443 10,582 3,404 360 322
Total Total male and female 2018* 9,367 10,502 13,408 1,431 1,277
Total Total male and female 2019 1st quarter* 9,441 10,570 3,445 365 326 9,498 10,637 3,431 361 323
Total Total male and female 2019 2nd quarter* 9,547 10,708 3,384 354 316 9,526 10,670 3,442 361 323
Total Total male and female 2019 3rd quarter* 9,556 10,705 3,271 342 306 9,545 10,701 3,427 359 320
Total Total male and female 2019 4th quarter* 9,613 10,776 3,577 372 332 9,583 10,750 3,454 360 321
Total Total male and female 2019* 9,540 10,690 13,676 1,434 1,279
Total Total male and female 2020 1st quarter* 9,538 10,705 . . . 9,598 10,773 . . .
Total Male 2018 1st quarter* 4,864 5,397 2,067 425 383 4,899 5,437 2,046 418 376
Total Male 2018 2nd quarter* 4,925 5,466 2,002 406 366 4,923 5,460 2,055 418 376
Total Male 2018 3rd quarter* 4,977 5,512 1,968 395 357 4,950 5,488 2,077 420 379
Total Male 2018 4th quarter* 4,973 5,512 2,149 432 390 4,973 5,507 2,075 417 377
Total Male 2018* 4,935 5,472 8,186 1,659 1,496
Total Male 2019 1st quarter* 4,970 5,501 2,093 421 380 5,002 5,538 2,090 418 377
Total Male 2019 2nd quarter* 5,022 5,571 2,059 410 370 5,011 5,553 2,090 417 376
Total Male 2019 3rd quarter* 5,025 5,574 1,984 395 356 5,016 5,567 2,075 414 373
Total Male 2019 4th quarter* 5,054 5,607 2,167 429 387 5,035 5,590 2,094 416 375
Total Male 2019* 5,018 5,563 8,303 1,655 1,492
Total Male 2020 1st quarter* 4,998 5,551 . . . 5,037 5,594 . . .
Total Female 2018 1st quarter* 4,360 4,943 1,321 303 267 4,395 4,986 1,297 295 260
Total Female 2018 2nd quarter* 4,428 5,040 1,268 286 252 4,421 5,018 1,309 296 261
Total Female 2018 3rd quarter* 4,462 5,061 1,252 281 247 4,450 5,052 1,330 299 263
Total Female 2018 4th quarter* 4,475 5,075 1,380 308 272 4,471 5,075 1,329 297 262
Total Female 2018* 4,432 5,030 5,221 1,178 1,038
Total Female 2019 1st quarter* 4,471 5,069 1,353 303 267 4,496 5,099 1,341 298 263
Total Female 2019 2nd quarter* 4,525 5,138 1,325 293 258 4,515 5,117 1,352 299 264
Total Female 2019 3rd quarter* 4,531 5,132 1,287 284 251 4,529 5,134 1,352 298 263
Total Female 2019 4th quarter* 4,559 5,170 1,409 309 273 4,548 5,160 1,360 299 264
Total Female 2019* 4,522 5,127 5,373 1,188 1,048
Total Female 2020 1st quarter* 4,540 5,154 . . . 4,561 5,179 . . .
Employees Total male and female 2018 1st quarter* 7,685 8,187 2,728 355 333 7,759 8,272 2,661 343 322
Employees Total male and female 2018 2nd quarter* 7,824 8,361 2,584 330 309 7,803 8,318 2,688 344 323
Employees Total male and female 2018 3rd quarter* 7,881 8,393 2,549 323 304 7,855 8,375 2,713 345 324
Employees Total male and female 2018 4th quarter* 7,924 8,442 2,811 355 333 7,898 8,419 2,719 344 323
Employees Total male and female 2018* 7,829 8,347 10,671 1,363 1,278
Employees Total male and female 2019 1st quarter* 7,879 8,393 2,780 353 331 7,952 8,478 2,745 345 324
Employees Total male and female 2019 2nd quarter* 8,005 8,554 2,687 336 314 7,984 8,511 2,756 345 324
Employees Total male and female 2019 3rd quarter* 8,029 8,550 2,623 327 307 8,005 8,534 2,757 344 323
Employees Total male and female 2019 4th quarter* 8,062 8,589 2,859 355 333 8,033 8,562 2,770 345 324
Employees Total male and female 2019* 7,994 8,522 10,950 1,370 1,285
Employees Total male and female 2020 1st quarter* 7,963 8,481 . . . 8,036 8,565 . . .
Employees Male 2018 1st quarter* 4,080 4,296 1,653 405 385 4,122 4,344 1,617 392 372
Employees Male 2018 2nd quarter* 4,156 4,388 1,571 378 358 4,144 4,366 1,631 394 374
Employees Male 2018 3rd quarter* 4,183 4,403 1,546 370 351 4,168 4,392 1,643 394 374
Employees Male 2018 4th quarter* 4,201 4,425 1,699 405 384 4,186 4,410 1,644 393 373
Employees Male 2018* 4,155 4,379 6,469 1,557 1,478
Employees Male 2019 1st quarter* 4,170 4,391 1,674 401 381 4,212 4,438 1,657 393 373
Employees Male 2019 2nd quarter* 4,235 4,471 1,620 383 362 4,223 4,450 1,660 393 373
Employees Male 2019 3rd quarter* 4,244 4,467 1,580 372 354 4,231 4,458 1,658 392 372
Employees Male 2019 4th quarter* 4,264 4,492 1,718 403 383 4,247 4,474 1,664 392 372
Employees Male 2019* 4,229 4,455 6,592 1,559 1,480
Employees Male 2020 1st quarter* 4,203 4,425 . . . 4,244 4,471 . . .
Employees Female 2018 1st quarter* 3,606 3,891 1,076 298 276 3,637 3,928 1,044 287 266
Employees Female 2018 2nd quarter* 3,668 3,973 1,013 276 255 3,659 3,952 1,056 289 267
Employees Female 2018 3rd quarter* 3,698 3,990 1,002 271 251 3,687 3,982 1,070 290 269
Employees Female 2018 4th quarter* 3,723 4,017 1,111 298 277 3,712 4,008 1,075 290 268
Employees Female 2018* 3,674 3,968 4,202 1,144 1,059
Employees Female 2019 1st quarter* 3,709 4,002 1,106 298 276 3,741 4,040 1,087 291 269
Employees Female 2019 2nd quarter* 3,770 4,083 1,066 283 261 3,761 4,062 1,096 291 270
Employees Female 2019 3rd quarter* 3,785 4,083 1,044 276 256 3,774 4,076 1,099 291 270
Employees Female 2019 4th quarter* 3,798 4,098 1,141 300 279 3,786 4,088 1,106 292 271
Employees Female 2019* 3,766 4,067 4,357 1,157 1,071
Employees Female 2020 1st quarter* 3,760 4,056 . . . 3,792 4,094 . . .
Self-employed Total male and female 2018 1st quarter* 1,538 2,153 660 429 307 1,535 2,151 682 444 317
Self-employed Total male and female 2018 2nd quarter* 1,529 2,145 687 449 320 1,541 2,160 677 439 313
Self-employed Total male and female 2018 3rd quarter* 1,557 2,180 672 431 308 1,545 2,166 694 449 320
Self-employed Total male and female 2018 4th quarter* 1,525 2,145 718 471 335 1,546 2,164 685 443 317
Self-employed Total male and female 2018* 1,537 2,155 2,737 1,780 1,270
Self-employed Total male and female 2019 1st quarter* 1,562 2,177 665 426 306 1,545 2,159 686 444 318
Self-employed Total male and female 2019 2nd quarter* 1,542 2,154 697 452 324 1,541 2,158 687 445 318
Self-employed Total male and female 2019 3rd quarter* 1,527 2,156 647 424 300 1,540 2,167 669 435 309
Self-employed Total male and female 2019 4th quarter* 1,551 2,187 717 462 328 1,551 2,188 684 441 312
Self-employed Total male and female 2019* 1,545 2,168 2,727 1,764 1,257
Self-employed Total male and female 2020 1st quarter* 1,575 2,224 . . . 1,562 2,208 . . .
Self-employed Male 2018 1st quarter* 784 1,101 415 529 377 777 1,093 429 552 393
Self-employed Male 2018 2nd quarter* 769 1,078 431 561 400 779 1,094 424 544 388
Self-employed Male 2018 3rd quarter* 794 1,108 422 531 380 782 1,096 434 555 396
Self-employed Male 2018 4th quarter* 773 1,087 450 582 414 787 1,097 431 548 393
Self-employed Male 2018* 780 1,094 1,717 2,202 1,570
Self-employed Male 2019 1st quarter* 800 1,110 418 523 377 790 1,100 432 547 393
Self-employed Male 2019 2nd quarter* 786 1,100 438 558 399 788 1,104 431 547 390
Self-employed Male 2019 3rd quarter* 781 1,107 404 517 365 785 1,108 417 531 376
Self-employed Male 2019 4th quarter* 791 1,115 449 568 403 788 1,116 430 546 386
Self-employed Male 2019* 790 1,108 1,710 2,166 1,544
Self-employed Male 2020 1st quarter* 795 1,126 . . . 793 1,123 . . .
Self-employed Female 2018 1st quarter* 754 1,052 246 326 234 758 1,058 253 333 239
Self-employed Female 2018 2nd quarter* 760 1,067 255 336 239 762 1,066 253 331 237
Self-employed Female 2018 3rd quarter* 764 1,071 250 328 234 763 1,070 260 341 243
Self-employed Female 2018 4th quarter* 752 1,058 269 357 254 759 1,066 254 334 238
Self-employed Female 2018* 758 1,062 1,020 1,346 960
Self-employed Female 2019 1st quarter* 762 1,066 247 324 231 755 1,059 254 336 240
Self-employed Female 2019 2nd quarter* 755 1,054 259 342 245 754 1,055 256 340 243
Self-employed Female 2019 3rd quarter* 746 1,049 243 326 232 755 1,058 252 335 239
Self-employed Female 2019 4th quarter* 760 1,072 268 352 250 762 1,072 253 332 236
Self-employed Female 2019* 756 1,060 1,016 1,344 958
Self-employed Female 2020 1st quarter* 780 1,098 . . . 769 1,085 . . .
Source: CBS.
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