Employment; quarterly, sex, National Accounts

Employment; quarterly, sex, National Accounts

Employment type Sex Periods 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 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 3rd quarter* 3,357 342 304 3,506 358 318
Total Male 2021 3rd quarter* 2,030 395 355 2,118 413 370
Total Female 2021 3rd quarter* 1,328 284 250 1,389 297 261
Employees Total male and female 2021 3rd quarter* 2,685 328 309 2,801 344 322
Employees Male 2021 3rd quarter* 1,592 372 353 1,659 389 369
Employees Female 2021 3rd quarter* 1,092 281 261 1,142 294 273
Self-employed Total male and female 2021 3rd quarter* 672 408 288 705 428 301
Self-employed Male 2021 3rd quarter* 437 509 359 459 536 376
Self-employed Female 2021 3rd quarter* 235 298 210 247 312 219
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 December 24th 2021:
Data of the second estimate of the third quarter 2021 have been added to the table.

In the Dutch Labour Accounts quarterly estimates of self-employed are based on the Labour Force Survey (LFS). At this moment the LFS is in a transitional phase to a new design. During this phase there are some difficulties that make the estimation of self-employed more complex and less reliable. Therefore, data on industry-level of the self-employed of the third quarter of 2021 will be postponed. Although also less reliable, self-employed (jobs, employed persons and hours worked) are published for the total of the Netherlands.

The expectation is that more reliable LFS results will be available during the flash estimate of the fourth quarter of 2021 (mid-February 2022) and that data on self-employed on industry-level will be published again. At that moment the former quarters will also be revised. That means that also the missing industry-level data (for self-employed) of the third quarter will be included. The revision of the second and third quarter of 2021 could be larger than usually.

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.
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.
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.