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* 9,485 10,648 3,486 368 327 9,538 10,702 3,467 363 324
Total Total male and female 2019 2nd quarter* 9,600 10,791 3,391 353 314 9,578 10,751 3,472 362 323
Total Total male and female 2019 3rd quarter* 9,604 10,778 3,310 345 307 9,596 10,784 3,459 360 321
Total Total male and female 2019 4th quarter* 9,676 10,874 3,611 373 332 9,634 10,836 3,475 361 321
Total Total male and female 2019* 9,592 10,773 13,798 1,439 1,281
Total Total male and female 2020 1st quarter* 9,601 10,816 3,521 367 326 9,669 10,882 3,467 359 319
Total Total male and female 2020 2nd quarter* 9,423 10,635 3,104 329 292 9,414 10,602 3,246 345 306
Total Total male and female 2020 3rd quarter* 9,572 10,753 3,281 343 305 9,558 10,758 3,426 358 318
Total Total male and female 2020 4th quarter* 9,579 10,773 3,520 367 327 9,538 10,733 3,355 352 313
Total Total male and female 2020* 9,544 10,744 13,427 1,407 1,250
Total Total male and female 2021 1st quarter* 9,446 10,646 3,425 363 322 9,517 10,717 3,404 358 318
Total Male 2019 1st quarter* 4,988 5,542 2,119 425 382 5,018 5,571 2,111 421 379
Total Male 2019 2nd quarter* 5,044 5,609 2,063 409 368 5,032 5,591 2,107 419 377
Total Male 2019 3rd quarter* 5,045 5,603 2,007 398 358 5,036 5,601 2,094 416 374
Total Male 2019 4th quarter* 5,067 5,637 2,186 431 388 5,048 5,618 2,106 417 375
Total Male 2019* 5,036 5,598 8,374 1,663 1,496
Total Male 2020 1st quarter* 5,023 5,602 2,122 422 379 5,061 5,637 2,092 413 371
Total Male 2020 2nd quarter* 4,940 5,516 1,883 381 341 4,929 5,494 1,962 398 357
Total Male 2020 3rd quarter* 4,997 5,556 1,975 395 355 4,991 5,561 2,060 413 371
Total Male 2020 4th quarter* 5,000 5,572 2,117 423 380 4,980 5,550 2,020 406 364
Total Male 2020* 4,990 5,562 8,096 1,622 1,456
Total Male 2021 1st quarter* 4,941 5,517 2,058 417 373 4,980 5,554 2,050 412 369
Total Female 2019 1st quarter* 4,496 5,106 1,368 304 268 4,520 5,130 1,356 300 264
Total Female 2019 2nd quarter* 4,556 5,183 1,328 292 256 4,546 5,160 1,365 300 264
Total Female 2019 3rd quarter* 4,559 5,175 1,303 286 252 4,560 5,183 1,365 299 263
Total Female 2019 4th quarter* 4,608 5,237 1,425 309 272 4,586 5,218 1,369 298 262
Total Female 2019* 4,555 5,176 5,424 1,191 1,048
Total Female 2020 1st quarter* 4,577 5,213 1,400 306 268 4,608 5,245 1,374 298 262
Total Female 2020 2nd quarter* 4,484 5,119 1,221 272 239 4,485 5,108 1,284 286 251
Total Female 2020 3rd quarter* 4,575 5,197 1,307 286 251 4,567 5,197 1,365 299 263
Total Female 2020 4th quarter* 4,579 5,201 1,403 306 270 4,558 5,183 1,335 293 258
Total Female 2020* 4,554 5,183 5,331 1,171 1,029
Total Female 2021 1st quarter* 4,505 5,129 1,366 303 266 4,538 5,162 1,354 298 262
Employees Total male and female 2019 1st quarter* 7,885 8,401 2,794 354 333 7,957 8,481 2,758 347 325
Employees Total male and female 2019 2nd quarter* 8,016 8,560 2,662 332 311 7,999 8,524 2,755 344 323
Employees Total male and female 2019 3rd quarter* 8,039 8,554 2,645 329 309 8,016 8,541 2,765 345 324
Employees Total male and female 2019 4th quarter* 8,071 8,592 2,860 354 333 8,037 8,560 2,757 343 322
Employees Total male and female 2019* 8,003 8,527 10,961 1,370 1,285
Employees Total male and female 2020 1st quarter* 7,976 8,497 2,808 352 330 8,048 8,574 2,737 340 319
Employees Total male and female 2020 2nd quarter* 7,795 8,313 2,431 312 292 7,782 8,283 2,584 332 312
Employees Total male and female 2020 3rd quarter* 7,942 8,445 2,575 324 305 7,921 8,435 2,688 339 319
Employees Total male and female 2020 4th quarter* 7,940 8,442 2,774 349 329 7,903 8,408 2,642 334 314
Employees Total male and female 2020* 7,913 8,424 10,587 1,338 1,257
Employees Total male and female 2021 1st quarter* 7,818 8,320 2,731 349 328 7,887 8,393 2,696 342 321
Employees Male 2019 1st quarter* 4,173 4,397 1,683 403 383 4,214 4,442 1,665 395 375
Employees Male 2019 2nd quarter* 4,241 4,476 1,606 379 359 4,230 4,457 1,659 392 372
Employees Male 2019 3rd quarter* 4,249 4,471 1,594 375 356 4,235 4,462 1,665 393 373
Employees Male 2019 4th quarter* 4,257 4,484 1,716 403 383 4,240 4,467 1,656 391 371
Employees Male 2019* 4,230 4,457 6,599 1,560 1,480
Employees Male 2020 1st quarter* 4,200 4,425 1,684 401 381 4,239 4,468 1,644 388 368
Employees Male 2020 2nd quarter* 4,109 4,332 1,454 354 336 4,100 4,316 1,542 376 357
Employees Male 2020 3rd quarter* 4,170 4,385 1,532 367 349 4,157 4,378 1,598 384 365
Employees Male 2020 4th quarter* 4,163 4,381 1,650 396 377 4,146 4,363 1,573 379 361
Employees Male 2020* 4,160 4,381 6,320 1,519 1,443
Employees Male 2021 1st quarter* 4,109 4,325 1,626 396 376 4,147 4,365 1,608 388 368
Employees Female 2019 1st quarter* 3,712 4,004 1,111 299 277 3,743 4,039 1,093 292 271
Employees Female 2019 2nd quarter* 3,775 4,084 1,056 280 259 3,770 4,067 1,096 291 270
Employees Female 2019 3rd quarter* 3,790 4,083 1,051 277 257 3,781 4,079 1,101 291 270
Employees Female 2019 4th quarter* 3,815 4,108 1,144 300 278 3,796 4,093 1,101 290 269
Employees Female 2019* 3,773 4,070 4,362 1,156 1,072
Employees Female 2020 1st quarter* 3,776 4,072 1,124 298 276 3,808 4,107 1,093 287 266
Employees Female 2020 2nd quarter* 3,686 3,981 977 265 245 3,683 3,967 1,042 283 263
Employees Female 2020 3rd quarter* 3,772 4,060 1,043 276 257 3,764 4,057 1,089 289 269
Employees Female 2020 4th quarter* 3,777 4,062 1,124 298 277 3,757 4,046 1,069 284 264
Employees Female 2020* 3,753 4,044 4,267 1,137 1,055
Employees Female 2021 1st quarter* 3,709 3,995 1,104 298 276 3,740 4,027 1,087 291 270
Self-employed Total male and female 2019 1st quarter* 1,600 2,247 693 433 308 1,581 2,221 709 448 319
Self-employed Total male and female 2019 2nd quarter* 1,584 2,232 729 460 326 1,579 2,227 717 454 322
Self-employed Total male and female 2019 3rd quarter* 1,565 2,224 665 425 299 1,580 2,243 693 439 309
Self-employed Total male and female 2019 4th quarter* 1,604 2,282 751 468 329 1,598 2,276 718 449 315
Self-employed Total male and female 2019* 1,588 2,246 2,838 1,787 1,263
Self-employed Total male and female 2020 1st quarter* 1,625 2,319 714 439 308 1,621 2,308 729 450 316
Self-employed Total male and female 2020 2nd quarter* 1,629 2,322 673 413 290 1,632 2,319 662 406 286
Self-employed Total male and female 2020 3rd quarter* 1,630 2,308 706 433 306 1,637 2,323 738 451 318
Self-employed Total male and female 2020 4th quarter* 1,639 2,330 747 455 320 1,635 2,324 713 436 307
Self-employed Total male and female 2020* 1,631 2,320 2,840 1,741 1,224
Self-employed Total male and female 2021 1st quarter* 1,628 2,326 694 426 298 1,630 2,324 708 435 305
Self-employed Male 2019 1st quarter* 815 1,144 436 534 381 804 1,129 446 555 395
Self-employed Male 2019 2nd quarter* 804 1,133 456 568 403 802 1,133 448 559 395
Self-employed Male 2019 3rd quarter* 796 1,132 413 519 365 801 1,139 430 536 377
Self-employed Male 2019 4th quarter* 811 1,153 470 579 407 807 1,151 450 557 391
Self-employed Male 2019* 806 1,140 1,775 2,201 1,556
Self-employed Male 2020 1st quarter* 824 1,177 438 532 372 821 1,170 448 546 383
Self-employed Male 2020 2nd quarter* 831 1,185 429 516 362 829 1,178 420 507 357
Self-employed Male 2020 3rd quarter* 827 1,171 442 534 378 833 1,183 462 555 391
Self-employed Male 2020 4th quarter* 837 1,191 467 558 392 834 1,187 447 536 376
Self-employed Male 2020* 830 1,181 1,776 2,141 1,504
Self-employed Male 2021 1st quarter* 832 1,192 432 519 362 833 1,189 442 531 372
Self-employed Female 2019 1st quarter* 785 1,102 257 327 233 777 1,091 262 338 241
Self-employed Female 2019 2nd quarter* 780 1,099 272 349 248 777 1,094 269 346 246
Self-employed Female 2019 3rd quarter* 769 1,092 252 328 231 779 1,105 264 338 239
Self-employed Female 2019 4th quarter* 794 1,129 282 355 249 790 1,124 268 339 238
Self-employed Female 2019* 782 1,106 1,063 1,359 961
Self-employed Female 2020 1st quarter* 801 1,141 276 344 242 800 1,139 281 352 247
Self-employed Female 2020 2nd quarter* 798 1,137 244 306 215 802 1,141 242 301 212
Self-employed Female 2020 3rd quarter* 803 1,138 264 329 232 803 1,140 276 344 242
Self-employed Female 2020 4th quarter* 802 1,139 279 348 245 801 1,137 266 332 234
Self-employed Female 2020* 801 1,139 1,063 1,328 934
Self-employed Female 2021 1st quarter* 796 1,134 262 329 231 797 1,135 266 334 235
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 2018 are final. Data of 2019 and further are provisional.

Changes as of June 24th 2021:
Data of 2018 up to and including 2020 have been revised. Data of the second estimate of the first quarter 2021 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 2020 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.