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 2022 2nd quarter* 3,662 361 320 3,711 367 326
Total Male 2022 2nd quarter* 2,169 411 368 2,198 418 375
Total Female 2022 2nd quarter* 1,493 306 269 1,513 311 273
Employees Total male and female 2022 2nd quarter* 2,882 343 321 2,946 352 331
Employees Male 2022 2nd quarter* 1,694 386 366 1,733 396 376
Employees Female 2022 2nd quarter* 1,187 296 274 1,213 303 282
Self-employed Total male and female 2022 2nd quarter* 780 445 313 765 439 308
Self-employed Male 2022 2nd quarter* 474 532 376 465 525 370
Self-employed Female 2022 2nd quarter* 306 356 249 300 350 244
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 2019 are final. Data of 2020 and further are provisional.

Changes as of August 17th 2022:
Data of the flash estimate of the second 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.
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.