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 2020 1st quarter* 9,622 10,819 3,442 358 318 9,689 10,891 3,404 351 313
Total Total male and female 2020 2nd quarter* 9,450 10,645 3,262 345 306 9,428 10,600 3,409 362 322
Total Total male and female 2020 3rd quarter* 9,604 10,764 3,163 329 294 9,589 10,769 3,320 346 308
Total Total male and female 2020 4th quarter* 9,608 10,785 3,609 376 335 9,586 10,768 3,408 355 316
Total Total male and female 2020* 9,571 10,753 13,475 1,408 1,253
Total Total male and female 2021 1st quarter* 9,500 10,698 3,362 354 314 9,569 10,760 3,371 352 313
Total Total male and female 2021 2nd quarter* 9,730 10,971 3,510 361 320 9,701 10,919 3,626 374 332
Total Total male and female 2021 3rd quarter* 9,862 11,083 3,241 329 292 9,851 11,096 3,411 346 307
Total Total male and female 2021 4th quarter* 9,939 11,183 3,805 383 340 9,918 11,178 3,541 357 317
Total Total male and female 2021* 9,759 10,985 13,919 1,426 1,267
Total Male 2020 1st quarter* 5,038 5,610 2,071 411 369 5,074 5,646 2,054 405 364
Total Male 2020 2nd quarter* 4,957 5,528 1,969 397 356 4,941 5,499 2,051 415 373
Total Male 2020 3rd quarter* 5,017 5,567 1,902 379 342 5,013 5,575 1,996 398 358
Total Male 2020 4th quarter* 5,020 5,584 2,165 431 388 5,015 5,582 2,045 408 366
Total Male 2020* 5,008 5,572 8,107 1,619 1,455
Total Male 2021 1st quarter* 4,988 5,570 2,034 408 365 5,011 5,581 2,045 408 367
Total Male 2021 2nd quarter* 5,078 5,672 2,102 414 371 5,062 5,642 2,165 428 384
Total Male 2021 3rd quarter* 5,121 5,696 1,935 378 340 5,123 5,716 2,037 398 356
Total Male 2021 4th quarter* 5,160 5,754 2,259 438 393 5,153 5,753 2,103 408 366
Total Male 2021* 5,087 5,674 8,330 1,637 1,468
Total Female 2020 1st quarter* 4,584 5,210 1,370 299 263 4,615 5,245 1,350 292 257
Total Female 2020 2nd quarter* 4,493 5,117 1,293 288 253 4,487 5,101 1,358 303 266
Total Female 2020 3rd quarter* 4,586 5,197 1,260 275 243 4,576 5,194 1,324 289 255
Total Female 2020 4th quarter* 4,588 5,201 1,444 315 278 4,571 5,186 1,363 298 263
Total Female 2020* 4,563 5,181 5,368 1,176 1,036
Total Female 2021 1st quarter* 4,513 5,128 1,328 294 259 4,559 5,179 1,326 291 256
Total Female 2021 2nd quarter* 4,652 5,298 1,408 303 266 4,640 5,277 1,462 315 277
Total Female 2021 3rd quarter* 4,740 5,387 1,306 276 242 4,727 5,381 1,374 291 255
Total Female 2021 4th quarter* 4,779 5,429 1,546 324 285 4,764 5,425 1,438 302 265
Total Female 2021* 4,672 5,312 5,588 1,196 1,052
Employees Total male and female 2020 1st quarter* 7,973 8,485 2,710 340 319 8,048 8,566 2,657 330 310
Employees Total male and female 2020 2nd quarter* 7,798 8,309 2,573 330 310 7,776 8,266 2,732 351 331
Employees Total male and female 2020 3rd quarter* 7,949 8,440 2,439 307 289 7,926 8,430 2,563 323 304
Employees Total male and female 2020 4th quarter* 7,945 8,441 2,844 358 337 7,919 8,420 2,674 338 318
Employees Total male and female 2020* 7,916 8,419 10,565 1,335 1,255
Employees Total male and female 2021 1st quarter* 7,825 8,320 2,638 337 317 7,898 8,395 2,631 333 313
Employees Total male and female 2021 2nd quarter* 8,046 8,575 2,763 343 322 8,022 8,530 2,893 361 339
Employees Total male and female 2021 3rd quarter* 8,184 8,694 2,548 311 293 8,161 8,683 2,685 329 309
Employees Total male and female 2021 4th quarter* 8,240 8,760 3,063 372 350 8,214 8,740 2,830 344 324
Employees Total male and female 2021* 8,075 8,589 11,012 1,364 1,282
Employees Male 2020 1st quarter* 4,193 4,418 1,625 388 368 4,235 4,461 1,597 377 358
Employees Male 2020 2nd quarter* 4,106 4,329 1,532 373 354 4,093 4,307 1,624 397 377
Employees Male 2020 3rd quarter* 4,169 4,382 1,452 348 331 4,156 4,376 1,526 367 349
Employees Male 2020 4th quarter* 4,162 4,379 1,689 406 386 4,149 4,368 1,589 383 364
Employees Male 2020* 4,157 4,377 6,299 1,515 1,439
Employees Male 2021 1st quarter* 4,099 4,315 1,570 383 364 4,139 4,355 1,569 379 360
Employees Male 2021 2nd quarter* 4,207 4,438 1,635 389 368 4,194 4,414 1,708 407 387
Employees Male 2021 3rd quarter* 4,272 4,492 1,510 353 336 4,259 4,486 1,592 374 355
Employees Male 2021 4th quarter* 4,300 4,527 1,809 421 400 4,287 4,518 1,672 390 370
Employees Male 2021* 4,220 4,444 6,524 1,546 1,468
Employees Female 2020 1st quarter* 3,780 4,067 1,085 287 267 3,814 4,104 1,060 278 258
Employees Female 2020 2nd quarter* 3,692 3,980 1,040 282 261 3,683 3,959 1,109 301 280
Employees Female 2020 3rd quarter* 3,780 4,058 986 261 243 3,770 4,054 1,037 275 256
Employees Female 2020 4th quarter* 3,783 4,061 1,155 305 284 3,770 4,051 1,085 288 268
Employees Female 2020* 3,759 4,042 4,266 1,135 1,056
Employees Female 2021 1st quarter* 3,726 4,005 1,068 287 267 3,759 4,040 1,062 282 263
Employees Female 2021 2nd quarter* 3,838 4,137 1,128 294 273 3,828 4,116 1,186 310 288
Employees Female 2021 3rd quarter* 3,912 4,201 1,038 265 247 3,901 4,197 1,093 280 260
Employees Female 2021 4th quarter* 3,940 4,233 1,254 318 296 3,927 4,223 1,158 295 274
Employees Female 2021* 3,855 4,145 4,488 1,164 1,083
Self-employed Total male and female 2020 1st quarter* 1,649 2,334 732 444 313 1,641 2,325 747 455 321
Self-employed Total male and female 2020 2nd quarter* 1,652 2,336 690 417 295 1,652 2,333 677 410 290
Self-employed Total male and female 2020 3rd quarter* 1,655 2,324 724 437 312 1,662 2,340 757 456 324
Self-employed Total male and female 2020 4th quarter* 1,663 2,344 765 460 326 1,668 2,348 733 440 312
Self-employed Total male and female 2020* 1,655 2,335 2,910 1,758 1,247
Self-employed Total male and female 2021 1st quarter* 1,675 2,378 724 432 305 1,671 2,365 740 443 313
Self-employed Total male and female 2021 2nd quarter* 1,684 2,396 748 444 312 1,680 2,389 733 437 307
Self-employed Total male and female 2021 3rd quarter* 1,677 2,389 693 413 290 1,690 2,413 726 429 301
Self-employed Total male and female 2021 4th quarter* 1,699 2,424 742 437 306 1,703 2,437 711 418 292
Self-employed Total male and female 2021* 1,684 2,397 2,907 1,726 1,213
Self-employed Male 2020 1st quarter* 845 1,192 446 528 374 840 1,184 457 545 386
Self-employed Male 2020 2nd quarter* 851 1,199 437 513 364 848 1,192 428 504 359
Self-employed Male 2020 3rd quarter* 848 1,185 450 531 380 857 1,200 470 549 392
Self-employed Male 2020 4th quarter* 858 1,205 476 555 395 866 1,213 456 526 376
Self-employed Male 2020* 851 1,195 1,809 2,126 1,513
Self-employed Male 2021 1st quarter* 888 1,254 464 522 370 872 1,225 476 546 389
Self-employed Male 2021 2nd quarter* 871 1,235 468 537 379 868 1,228 457 526 372
Self-employed Male 2021 3rd quarter* 850 1,204 425 500 353 864 1,230 445 515 362
Self-employed Male 2021 4th quarter* 861 1,227 450 523 367 867 1,235 431 497 349
Self-employed Male 2021* 867 1,230 1,806 2,083 1,469
Self-employed Female 2020 1st quarter* 804 1,142 286 355 250 801 1,141 290 362 254
Self-employed Female 2020 2nd quarter* 801 1,138 253 316 222 804 1,142 249 310 218
Self-employed Female 2020 3rd quarter* 807 1,139 274 340 241 806 1,140 287 356 252
Self-employed Female 2020 4th quarter* 806 1,139 289 359 254 801 1,135 277 346 244
Self-employed Female 2020* 804 1,140 1,101 1,369 967
Self-employed Female 2021 1st quarter* 787 1,124 261 331 232 799 1,139 264 330 231
Self-employed Female 2021 2nd quarter* 813 1,161 280 344 241 812 1,161 276 340 238
Self-employed Female 2021 3rd quarter* 828 1,185 268 323 226 826 1,184 281 340 237
Self-employed Female 2021 4th quarter* 839 1,196 292 348 244 837 1,202 280 335 233
Self-employed Female 2021* 817 1,167 1,100 1,347 943
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 2019 are final. Data of 2020 and further are provisional.

Changes as of June 24th 2022:
Data of 2019 up to and including 2021 have been revised. Data of the second estimate of the first quarter 2022 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.