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 2022 1st quarter* 9,954 11,179 3,708 373 332 10,030 11,236 3,578 357 318
Total Total male and female 2022 2nd quarter* 10,188 11,388 3,503 344 308 10,133 11,344 3,566 352 314
Total Total male and female 2022 3rd quarter* 10,194 11,413 3,317 325 291 10,192 11,417 3,602 353 316
Total Total male and female 2022 4th quarter* 10,288 11,524 3,764 366 327 10,257 11,486 3,626 353 316
Total Total male and female 2022* 10,157 11,377 14,292 1,407 1,256
Total Total male and female 2023 1st quarter* 10,193 11,449 3,798 373 332 10,280 11,516 3,626 353 315
Total Total male and female 2023 2nd quarter* 10,354 11,573 3,561 344 308 10,292 11,524 3,627 352 315
Total Total male and female 2023 3rd quarter* 10,313 11,555 3,313 321 287 10,312 11,553 3,631 352 314
Total Total male and female 2023 4th quarter* 10,370 11,620 3,717 358 320 10,347 11,598 3,619 350 312
Total Total male and female 2023* 10,308 11,550 14,390 1,396 1,246
Total Male 2022 1st quarter* 5,179 5,768 2,214 428 384 5,218 5,796 2,144 411 370
Total Male 2022 2nd quarter* 5,297 5,877 2,097 396 357 5,275 5,855 2,132 404 364
Total Male 2022 3rd quarter* 5,320 5,902 1,987 374 337 5,310 5,897 2,151 405 365
Total Male 2022 4th quarter* 5,353 5,942 2,244 419 378 5,333 5,919 2,162 405 365
Total Male 2022* 5,288 5,873 8,542 1,615 1,455
Total Male 2023 1st quarter* 5,295 5,895 2,256 426 383 5,344 5,934 2,162 404 364
Total Male 2023 2nd quarter* 5,390 5,977 2,124 394 355 5,362 5,950 2,160 403 363
Total Male 2023 3rd quarter* 5,397 5,986 1,985 368 332 5,385 5,977 2,169 403 363
Total Male 2023 4th quarter* 5,430 6,025 2,223 409 369 5,413 6,010 2,164 400 360
Total Male 2023* 5,379 5,971 8,588 1,597 1,438
Total Female 2022 1st quarter* 4,775 5,412 1,494 313 276 4,812 5,440 1,434 298 264
Total Female 2022 2nd quarter* 4,891 5,511 1,406 288 255 4,858 5,488 1,434 295 261
Total Female 2022 3rd quarter* 4,874 5,511 1,330 273 241 4,882 5,520 1,451 297 263
Total Female 2022 4th quarter* 4,935 5,582 1,520 308 272 4,924 5,567 1,464 297 263
Total Female 2022* 4,869 5,505 5,750 1,181 1,045
Total Female 2023 1st quarter* 4,897 5,555 1,542 315 278 4,935 5,582 1,465 297 262
Total Female 2023 2nd quarter* 4,964 5,596 1,438 290 257 4,930 5,574 1,467 298 263
Total Female 2023 3rd quarter* 4,916 5,570 1,328 270 238 4,926 5,575 1,462 297 262
Total Female 2023 4th quarter* 4,940 5,595 1,494 302 267 4,934 5,588 1,455 295 260
Total Female 2023* 4,929 5,579 5,802 1,177 1,040
Employees Total male and female 2022 1st quarter* 8,247 8,758 3,002 364 343 8,333 8,832 2,861 343 324
Employees Total male and female 2022 2nd quarter* 8,465 8,948 2,772 327 310 8,398 8,891 2,845 339 320
Employees Total male and female 2022 3rd quarter* 8,420 8,913 2,611 310 293 8,418 8,916 2,864 340 321
Employees Total male and female 2022 4th quarter* 8,478 8,976 3,002 354 334 8,463 8,961 2,894 342 323
Employees Total male and female 2022* 8,403 8,899 11,387 1,355 1,279
Employees Total male and female 2023 1st quarter* 8,405 8,924 3,070 365 344 8,488 8,993 2,887 340 321
Employees Total male and female 2023 2nd quarter* 8,572 9,060 2,811 328 310 8,502 9,000 2,887 340 321
Employees Total male and female 2023 3rd quarter* 8,506 9,003 2,607 306 290 8,510 9,011 2,891 340 321
Employees Total male and female 2023 4th quarter* 8,544 9,044 2,947 345 326 8,530 9,030 2,880 338 319
Employees Total male and female 2023* 8,507 9,008 11,435 1,344 1,269
Employees Male 2022 1st quarter* 4,299 4,521 1,768 411 391 4,344 4,561 1,690 389 370
Employees Male 2022 2nd quarter* 4,402 4,614 1,633 371 354 4,373 4,586 1,676 383 365
Employees Male 2022 3rd quarter* 4,390 4,603 1,541 351 335 4,386 4,602 1,685 384 366
Employees Male 2022 4th quarter* 4,416 4,631 1,762 399 381 4,406 4,622 1,700 386 368
Employees Male 2022* 4,377 4,593 6,705 1,532 1,460
Employees Male 2023 1st quarter* 4,378 4,605 1,800 411 391 4,422 4,641 1,697 384 366
Employees Male 2023 2nd quarter* 4,463 4,677 1,654 371 354 4,431 4,648 1,698 383 365
Employees Male 2023 3rd quarter* 4,438 4,653 1,536 346 330 4,437 4,655 1,699 383 365
Employees Male 2023 4th quarter* 4,458 4,675 1,732 388 370 4,449 4,666 1,693 380 363
Employees Male 2023* 4,434 4,652 6,722 1,516 1,445
Employees Female 2022 1st quarter* 3,948 4,236 1,234 313 291 3,989 4,271 1,172 294 274
Employees Female 2022 2nd quarter* 4,062 4,335 1,138 280 263 4,025 4,305 1,170 291 272
Employees Female 2022 3rd quarter* 4,029 4,310 1,070 265 248 4,032 4,313 1,178 292 273
Employees Female 2022 4th quarter* 4,062 4,345 1,239 305 285 4,057 4,339 1,194 294 275
Employees Female 2022* 4,026 4,307 4,682 1,163 1,087
Employees Female 2023 1st quarter* 4,027 4,319 1,269 315 294 4,067 4,351 1,190 293 273
Employees Female 2023 2nd quarter* 4,109 4,383 1,157 282 264 4,070 4,352 1,190 292 273
Employees Female 2023 3rd quarter* 4,068 4,350 1,070 263 246 4,073 4,356 1,192 293 274
Employees Female 2023 4th quarter* 4,086 4,369 1,215 297 278 4,081 4,364 1,187 291 272
Employees Female 2023* 4,073 4,356 4,713 1,157 1,082
Self-employed Total male and female 2022 1st quarter* 1,707 2,422 706 413 291 1,697 2,405 717 422 298
Self-employed Total male and female 2022 2nd quarter* 1,723 2,440 732 425 300 1,735 2,453 721 416 294
Self-employed Total male and female 2022 3rd quarter* 1,774 2,500 706 398 282 1,773 2,501 738 416 295
Self-employed Total male and female 2022 4th quarter* 1,810 2,548 763 422 299 1,794 2,526 732 408 290
Self-employed Total male and female 2022* 1,754 2,478 2,906 1,657 1,173
Self-employed Total male and female 2023 1st quarter* 1,788 2,526 729 408 288 1,791 2,523 739 413 293
Self-employed Total male and female 2023 2nd quarter* 1,782 2,513 750 421 299 1,790 2,524 739 413 293
Self-employed Total male and female 2023 3rd quarter* 1,807 2,553 706 391 277 1,802 2,542 740 411 291
Self-employed Total male and female 2023 4th quarter* 1,826 2,576 770 422 299 1,817 2,567 740 407 288
Self-employed Total male and female 2023* 1,801 2,542 2,955 1,641 1,162
Self-employed Male 2022 1st quarter* 880 1,247 446 507 358 874 1,235 455 520 368
Self-employed Male 2022 2nd quarter* 894 1,263 464 518 367 902 1,269 457 506 360
Self-employed Male 2022 3rd quarter* 930 1,299 446 479 343 923 1,295 466 504 360
Self-employed Male 2022 4th quarter* 937 1,311 482 514 368 927 1,297 462 499 356
Self-employed Male 2022* 910 1,280 1,837 2,018 1,435
Self-employed Male 2023 1st quarter* 917 1,290 456 497 353 923 1,293 464 503 359
Self-employed Male 2023 2nd quarter* 928 1,300 470 507 361 931 1,302 463 497 355
Self-employed Male 2023 3rd quarter* 959 1,333 448 467 336 949 1,323 470 495 355
Self-employed Male 2023 4th quarter* 972 1,350 492 506 364 964 1,343 472 489 351
Self-employed Male 2023* 944 1,318 1,866 1,976 1,415
Self-employed Female 2022 1st quarter* 827 1,175 259 314 221 823 1,169 262 318 224
Self-employed Female 2022 2nd quarter* 829 1,177 268 323 228 833 1,184 264 318 223
Self-employed Female 2022 3rd quarter* 844 1,201 260 308 217 850 1,207 272 321 226
Self-employed Female 2022 4th quarter* 873 1,237 281 322 227 867 1,228 270 311 220
Self-employed Female 2022* 843 1,198 1,068 1,267 892
Self-employed Female 2023 1st quarter* 870 1,236 273 314 221 868 1,231 275 317 223
Self-employed Female 2023 2nd quarter* 855 1,212 280 328 231 860 1,222 277 322 227
Self-employed Female 2023 3rd quarter* 848 1,220 258 304 211 853 1,219 270 316 221
Self-employed Female 2023 4th quarter* 854 1,226 278 326 227 853 1,224 268 314 219
Self-employed Female 2023* 857 1,223 1,089 1,272 890
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

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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 2020 are final. Data of 2021 and further are provisional.

Changes as of February 14th 2024:
Data of the flash estimate of the fourth quarter 2023 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.