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 2019 1st quarter* 9,475 10,647 3,481 367 327 9,529 10,708 3,456 363 323
Total Total male and female 2019 2nd quarter* 9,586 10,791 3,398 355 315 9,559 10,747 3,467 363 323
Total Total male and female 2019 3rd quarter* 9,582 10,773 3,283 343 305 9,579 10,781 3,450 360 320
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* 9,576 10,787 3,482 364 323 9,640 10,861 3,417 354 315
Total Total male and female 2020 2nd quarter* 9,398 10,614 3,104 330 292 9,367 10,565 3,231 345 306
Total Total male and female 2020 3rd quarter* 9,541 10,728 3,221 338 300 9,517 10,734 3,389 356 316
Total Total male and female 2020 4th quarter* 9,562 10,770 3,511 367 326 9,521 10,739 3,347 352 312
Total Total male and female 2020* 9,519 10,725 13,317 1,399 1,242
Total Male 2019 1st quarter* 4,980 5,538 2,117 425 382 5,012 5,573 2,106 420 378
Total Male 2019 2nd quarter* 5,034 5,606 2,070 411 369 5,020 5,586 2,107 420 377
Total Male 2019 3rd quarter* 5,031 5,598 1,993 396 356 5,023 5,596 2,090 416 373
Total Male 2019 4th quarter* 5,057 5,637 2,195 434 389 5,036 5,614 2,117 420 377
Total Male 2019* 5,026 5,595 8,375 1,666 1,497
Total Male 2020 1st quarter* 5,000 5,579 2,103 421 377 5,041 5,621 2,069 410 368
Total Male 2020 2nd quarter* 4,910 5,487 1,881 383 343 4,900 5,469 1,953 398 357
Total Male 2020 3rd quarter* 4,972 5,530 1,941 390 351 4,963 5,541 2,038 411 368
Total Male 2020 4th quarter* 4,988 5,564 2,116 424 380 4,971 5,551 2,020 406 364
Total Male 2020* 4,968 5,540 8,040 1,619 1,451
Total Female 2019 1st quarter* 4,495 5,110 1,364 304 267 4,516 5,135 1,349 299 263
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 5,185 1,360 299 262
Total Female 2019 4th quarter* 4,600 5,241 1,429 311 273 4,585 5,223 1,374 300 263
Total Female 2019* 4,550 5,178 5,412 1,189 1,045
Total Female 2020 1st quarter* 4,576 5,207 1,379 301 265 4,599 5,241 1,348 293 257
Total Female 2020 2nd quarter* 4,488 5,127 1,223 272 239 4,467 5,096 1,279 286 251
Total Female 2020 3rd quarter* 4,569 5,199 1,280 280 246 4,553 5,193 1,351 297 260
Total Female 2020 4th quarter* 4,574 5,205 1,395 305 268 4,550 5,188 1,327 292 256
Total Female 2020* 4,552 5,185 5,277 1,159 1,018
Employees Total male and female 2019 1st quarter* 7,882 8,397 2,792 354 333 7,953 8,479 2,748 346 324
Employees Total male and female 2019 2nd quarter* 8,009 8,555 2,674 334 313 7,985 8,513 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* 7,970 8,489 2,807 352 331 8,040 8,570 2,724 339 318
Employees Total male and female 2020 2nd quarter* 7,785 8,305 2,441 314 294 7,762 8,265 2,581 333 312
Employees Total male and female 2020 3rd quarter* 7,924 8,433 2,551 322 302 7,906 8,424 2,690 340 319
Employees Total male and female 2020 4th quarter* 7,934 8,448 2,790 352 330 7,907 8,419 2,659 336 316
Employees Total male and female 2020* 7,903 8,419 10,589 1,340 1,258
Employees Male 2019 1st quarter* 4,169 4,392 1,681 403 383 4,211 4,439 1,660 394 374
Employees Male 2019 2nd quarter* 4,235 4,471 1,614 381 361 4,222 4,450 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 4,237 4,466 1,667 393 373
Employees Male 2019* 4,224 4,453 6,601 1,563 1,482
Employees Male 2020 1st quarter* 4,194 4,418 1,683 401 381 4,235 4,463 1,638 387 367
Employees Male 2020 2nd quarter* 4,101 4,325 1,460 356 338 4,089 4,305 1,541 377 358
Employees Male 2020 3rd quarter* 4,159 4,377 1,518 365 347 4,148 4,371 1,597 385 365
Employees Male 2020 4th quarter* 4,170 4,393 1,662 399 378 4,155 4,375 1,585 382 362
Employees Male 2020* 4,156 4,378 6,323 1,521 1,444
Employees Female 2019 1st quarter* 3,713 4,005 1,111 299 277 3,742 4,040 1,088 291 269
Employees Female 2019 2nd quarter* 3,774 4,084 1,060 281 260 3,763 4,063 1,095 291 270
Employees Female 2019 3rd quarter* 3,784 4,081 1,041 275 255 3,776 4,076 1,101 291 270
Employees Female 2019 4th quarter* 3,808 4,109 1,151 302 280 3,797 4,098 1,111 293 271
Employees Female 2019* 3,770 4,070 4,363 1,157 1,072
Employees Female 2020 1st quarter* 3,775 4,071 1,124 298 276 3,805 4,107 1,086 285 264
Employees Female 2020 2nd quarter* 3,683 3,980 981 266 247 3,673 3,959 1,040 283 263
Employees Female 2020 3rd quarter* 3,765 4,056 1,033 274 255 3,758 4,053 1,093 291 270
Employees Female 2020 4th quarter* 3,764 4,055 1,128 300 278 3,752 4,044 1,074 286 266
Employees Female 2020* 3,747 4,040 4,266 1,138 1,056
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 1,573 2,234 712 453 319
Self-employed Total male and female 2019 3rd quarter* 1,558 2,228 662 425 297 1,576 2,249 689 437 306
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 2,291 693 433 302
Self-employed Total male and female 2020 2nd quarter* 1,614 2,309 662 410 287 1,605 2,300 650 405 283
Self-employed Total male and female 2020 3rd quarter* 1,616 2,296 670 415 292 1,611 2,310 699 434 303
Self-employed Total male and female 2020 4th quarter* 1,628 2,322 721 443 311 1,614 2,320 688 426 296
Self-employed Total male and female 2020* 1,616 2,306 2,728 1,688 1,183
Self-employed Male 2019 1st quarter* 810 1,145 435 537 380 801 1,134 446 557 394
Self-employed Male 2019 2nd quarter* 799 1,135 456 571 402 798 1,136 447 560 393
Self-employed Male 2019 3rd quarter* 791 1,133 413 522 365 796 1,140 429 539 376
Self-employed Male 2019 4th quarter* 806 1,155 469 582 406 800 1,149 450 563 392
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 1,157 431 535 372
Self-employed Male 2020 2nd quarter* 809 1,162 420 520 362 811 1,163 411 507 354
Self-employed Male 2020 3rd quarter* 813 1,153 423 520 367 815 1,171 440 540 376
Self-employed Male 2020 4th quarter* 818 1,172 454 554 387 817 1,176 435 532 370
Self-employed Male 2020* 811 1,162 1,717 2,116 1,478
Self-employed Female 2019 1st quarter* 783 1,105 254 324 230 774 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 1,109 259 333 234
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 1,134 262 330 231
Self-employed Female 2020 2nd quarter* 805 1,147 242 300 211 794 1,136 239 301 210
Self-employed Female 2020 3rd quarter* 804 1,143 248 308 217 796 1,140 258 325 227
Self-employed Female 2020 4th quarter* 810 1,150 268 330 233 797 1,144 253 317 221
Self-employed Female 2020* 805 1,144 1,011 1,256 884
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 2017 are final. Data of 2018 and further are provisional.

Changes as of March 26th 2021:
Data of the second estimate of the fourth 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 subsequent quarters 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.