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 2021 1st quarter* 9,446 10,646 3,425 363 322 9,517 10,717 3,404 358 318
Total Male 2021 1st quarter* 4,941 5,517 2,058 417 373 4,980 5,554 2,050 412 369
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 2021 1st quarter* 7,818 8,320 2,731 349 328 7,887 8,393 2,696 342 321
Employees Male 2021 1st quarter* 4,109 4,325 1,626 396 376 4,147 4,365 1,608 388 368
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 2021 1st quarter* 1,628 2,326 694 426 298 1,630 2,324 708 435 305
Self-employed Male 2021 1st quarter* 832 1,192 432 519 362 833 1,189 442 531 372
Self-employed Female 2021 1st quarter* 796 1,134 262 329 231 797 1,135 266 334 235
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 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.