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 2018 1st quarter* 9,254 10,404 3,418 369 329 9,319 10,473 3,363 361 321
Total Total male and female 2018 2nd quarter* 9,385 10,569 3,277 349 310 9,373 10,539 3,379 360 321
Total Total male and female 2018 3rd quarter* 9,464 10,634 3,235 342 304 9,430 10,606 3,431 364 323
Total Total male and female 2018 4th quarter* 9,477 10,655 3,566 376 335 9,476 10,653 3,433 362 322
Total Total male and female 2018* 9,396 10,566 13,496 1,436 1,277
Total Total male and female 2019 1st quarter* 9,475 10,647 3,481 367 327 9,530 10,709 3,456 363 323
Total Total male and female 2019 2nd quarter* 9,586 10,791 3,398 355 315 9,558 10,747 3,468 363 323
Total Total male and female 2019 3rd quarter* 9,582 10,773 3,283 343 305 9,579 10,782 3,449 360 320
Total Total male and female 2019 4th quarter* 9,657 10,878 3,624 375 333 9,621 10,837 3,491 363 322
Total Total male and female 2019* 9,576 10,773 13,787 1,440 1,280
Total Total male and female 2020 1st quarter* 9,574 10,784 3,480 363 323 9,639 10,860 3,416 354 315
Total Total male and female 2020 2nd quarter* 9,398 10,612 3,094 329 292 9,365 10,562 3,222 344 305
Total Male 2018 1st quarter* 4,876 5,430 2,087 428 384 4,910 5,460 2,059 419 377
Total Male 2018 2nd quarter* 4,938 5,497 2,008 407 365 4,933 5,488 2,066 419 376
Total Male 2018 3rd quarter* 4,986 5,542 1,979 397 357 4,962 5,521 2,093 422 379
Total Male 2018 4th quarter* 4,986 5,547 2,173 436 392 4,988 5,549 2,095 420 378
Total Male 2018* 4,947 5,505 8,246 1,667 1,498
Total Male 2019 1st quarter* 4,980 5,538 2,117 425 382 5,014 5,573 2,106 420 378
Total Male 2019 2nd quarter* 5,034 5,606 2,070 411 369 5,020 5,586 2,108 420 377
Total Male 2019 3rd quarter* 5,031 5,598 1,993 396 356 5,024 5,597 2,090 416 373
Total Male 2019 4th quarter* 5,057 5,637 2,195 434 389 5,037 5,618 2,117 420 377
Total Male 2019* 5,026 5,595 8,375 1,666 1,497
Total Male 2020 1st quarter* 5,009 5,589 2,104 420 377 5,049 5,630 2,070 410 368
Total Male 2020 2nd quarter* 4,918 5,495 1,878 382 342 4,906 5,476 1,950 397 356
Total Female 2018 1st quarter* 4,378 4,974 1,332 304 268 4,409 5,013 1,305 296 260
Total Female 2018 2nd quarter* 4,447 5,072 1,269 285 250 4,440 5,051 1,313 296 260
Total Female 2018 3rd quarter* 4,478 5,092 1,256 281 247 4,468 5,085 1,338 299 263
Total Female 2018 4th quarter* 4,491 5,108 1,393 310 273 4,488 5,104 1,338 298 262
Total Female 2018* 4,449 5,062 5,250 1,180 1,037
Total Female 2019 1st quarter* 4,495 5,110 1,364 304 267 4,517 5,136 1,350 299 263
Total Female 2019 2nd quarter* 4,552 5,185 1,328 292 256 4,538 5,161 1,360 300 264
Total Female 2019 3rd quarter* 4,551 5,175 1,290 283 249 4,555 5,184 1,359 298 262
Total Female 2019 4th quarter* 4,600 5,241 1,429 311 273 4,584 5,219 1,374 300 263
Total Female 2019* 4,550 5,178 5,412 1,189 1,045
Total Female 2020 1st quarter* 4,565 5,195 1,375 301 265 4,589 5,230 1,346 293 257
Total Female 2020 2nd quarter* 4,479 5,117 1,216 272 238 4,458 5,086 1,272 285 250
Employees Total male and female 2018 1st quarter* 7,687 8,189 2,741 357 335 7,759 8,272 2,666 344 322
Employees Total male and female 2018 2nd quarter* 7,827 8,361 2,572 329 308 7,803 8,319 2,685 344 323
Employees Total male and female 2018 3rd quarter* 7,877 8,390 2,546 323 303 7,853 8,373 2,716 346 324
Employees Total male and female 2018 4th quarter* 7,923 8,446 2,828 357 335 7,899 8,422 2,728 345 324
Employees Total male and female 2018* 7,829 8,347 10,686 1,365 1,280
Employees Total male and female 2019 1st quarter* 7,882 8,397 2,792 354 333 7,954 8,480 2,748 345 324
Employees Total male and female 2019 2nd quarter* 8,009 8,555 2,674 334 313 7,984 8,512 2,755 345 324
Employees Total male and female 2019 3rd quarter* 8,024 8,546 2,621 327 307 8,003 8,533 2,761 345 324
Employees Total male and female 2019 4th quarter* 8,060 8,592 2,877 357 335 8,033 8,564 2,778 346 324
Employees Total male and female 2019* 7,994 8,523 10,964 1,371 1,286
Employees Total male and female 2020 1st quarter* 7,968 8,486 2,805 352 331 8,039 8,568 2,723 339 318
Employees Total male and female 2020 2nd quarter* 7,784 8,303 2,432 312 293 7,760 8,263 2,571 331 311
Employees Male 2018 1st quarter* 4,079 4,297 1,661 407 386 4,122 4,344 1,620 393 373
Employees Male 2018 2nd quarter* 4,155 4,387 1,564 376 356 4,141 4,365 1,630 394 373
Employees Male 2018 3rd quarter* 4,178 4,401 1,546 370 351 4,164 4,389 1,645 395 375
Employees Male 2018 4th quarter* 4,199 4,427 1,710 407 386 4,186 4,414 1,650 394 374
Employees Male 2018* 4,153 4,379 6,480 1,560 1,480
Employees Male 2019 1st quarter* 4,169 4,392 1,681 403 383 4,211 4,438 1,660 394 374
Employees Male 2019 2nd quarter* 4,235 4,471 1,614 381 361 4,221 4,449 1,660 393 373
Employees Male 2019 3rd quarter* 4,240 4,465 1,580 373 354 4,227 4,456 1,661 393 373
Employees Male 2019 4th quarter* 4,252 4,483 1,726 406 385 4,238 4,468 1,667 393 373
Employees Male 2019* 4,224 4,453 6,601 1,563 1,482
Employees Male 2020 1st quarter* 4,203 4,427 1,684 401 380 4,244 4,472 1,639 386 367
Employees Male 2020 2nd quarter* 4,109 4,333 1,457 355 336 4,096 4,312 1,538 376 357
Employees Female 2018 1st quarter* 3,608 3,892 1,080 299 278 3,638 3,928 1,046 288 266
Employees Female 2018 2nd quarter* 3,672 3,974 1,008 274 254 3,662 3,954 1,055 288 267
Employees Female 2018 3rd quarter* 3,698 3,989 1,000 270 251 3,689 3,984 1,070 290 269
Employees Female 2018 4th quarter* 3,724 4,019 1,118 300 278 3,713 4,008 1,078 290 269
Employees Female 2018* 3,676 3,969 4,206 1,144 1,060
Employees Female 2019 1st quarter* 3,713 4,005 1,111 299 277 3,743 4,042 1,088 291 269
Employees Female 2019 2nd quarter* 3,774 4,084 1,060 281 260 3,764 4,063 1,095 291 269
Employees Female 2019 3rd quarter* 3,784 4,081 1,041 275 255 3,776 4,077 1,100 291 270
Employees Female 2019 4th quarter* 3,808 4,109 1,151 302 280 3,796 4,096 1,110 293 271
Employees Female 2019* 3,770 4,070 4,363 1,157 1,072
Employees Female 2020 1st quarter* 3,765 4,059 1,121 298 276 3,795 4,097 1,083 285 264
Employees Female 2020 2nd quarter* 3,674 3,970 975 265 246 3,664 3,950 1,033 282 262
Self-employed Total male and female 2018 1st quarter* 1,567 2,215 678 432 306 1,560 2,201 697 447 317
Self-employed Total male and female 2018 2nd quarter* 1,558 2,207 705 452 319 1,570 2,220 693 442 312
Self-employed Total male and female 2018 3rd quarter* 1,587 2,244 689 434 307 1,577 2,233 715 454 320
Self-employed Total male and female 2018 4th quarter* 1,554 2,209 738 475 334 1,578 2,231 705 447 316
Self-employed Total male and female 2018* 1,567 2,219 2,810 1,794 1,266
Self-employed Total male and female 2019 1st quarter* 1,593 2,251 689 433 306 1,576 2,229 708 449 318
Self-employed Total male and female 2019 2nd quarter* 1,577 2,236 724 459 324 1,574 2,235 712 453 319
Self-employed Total male and female 2019 3rd quarter* 1,558 2,228 662 425 297 1,576 2,249 688 437 306
Self-employed Total male and female 2019 4th quarter* 1,597 2,286 748 468 327 1,588 2,273 713 449 314
Self-employed Total male and female 2019* 1,581 2,250 2,823 1,785 1,255
Self-employed Total male and female 2020 1st quarter* 1,606 2,298 675 420 294 1,600 2,291 693 433 303
Self-employed Total male and female 2020 2nd quarter* 1,614 2,309 662 410 287 1,605 2,300 651 405 283
Self-employed Male 2018 1st quarter* 798 1,133 426 534 376 788 1,116 438 556 393
Self-employed Male 2018 2nd quarter* 782 1,110 443 567 400 792 1,123 436 550 388
Self-employed Male 2018 3rd quarter* 808 1,141 433 536 380 798 1,132 448 561 396
Self-employed Male 2018 4th quarter* 787 1,120 463 589 414 802 1,135 445 555 392
Self-employed Male 2018* 794 1,126 1,766 2,225 1,568
Self-employed Male 2019 1st quarter* 810 1,145 435 537 380 803 1,135 447 556 394
Self-employed Male 2019 2nd quarter* 799 1,135 456 571 402 799 1,137 447 560 393
Self-employed Male 2019 3rd quarter* 791 1,133 413 522 365 796 1,141 429 539 376
Self-employed Male 2019 4th quarter* 806 1,155 469 582 406 800 1,149 450 563 391
Self-employed Male 2019* 801 1,142 1,774 2,213 1,554
Self-employed Male 2020 1st quarter* 805 1,162 420 522 362 806 1,158 431 535 372
Self-employed Male 2020 2nd quarter* 809 1,162 420 520 362 811 1,164 412 508 354
Self-employed Female 2018 1st quarter* 770 1,082 252 327 233 772 1,085 259 335 238
Self-employed Female 2018 2nd quarter* 775 1,098 261 337 238 778 1,097 258 332 235
Self-employed Female 2018 3rd quarter* 779 1,103 256 328 232 779 1,101 267 343 243
Self-employed Female 2018 4th quarter* 767 1,089 275 359 253 775 1,097 260 335 237
Self-employed Female 2018* 773 1,093 1,044 1,351 955
Self-employed Female 2019 1st quarter* 783 1,105 254 324 230 773 1,095 261 338 239
Self-employed Female 2019 2nd quarter* 778 1,101 268 345 244 775 1,098 265 342 241
Self-employed Female 2019 3rd quarter* 767 1,095 248 324 227 779 1,108 259 332 234
Self-employed Female 2019 4th quarter* 792 1,132 279 352 246 788 1,124 263 334 234
Self-employed Female 2019* 780 1,108 1,049 1,345 947
Self-employed Female 2020 1st quarter* 801 1,136 254 318 224 794 1,133 262 330 231
Self-employed Female 2020 2nd quarter* 805 1,147 242 300 211 794 1,136 239 301 210
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 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 2017 are final. Data of 2018 and further are provisional.

Changes as of September 23rd 2020:
Data of the second estimate of the second 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 second quarter 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

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.