Labour participation; young people

Labour participation; young people

Sex Age Formal Eduation Periods Labour force and not in the labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Employed labour force Employed labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Unemployed labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Unemployment rate (%) Not in the labour force (x 1 000) Net labour participation rate (%)
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 2,138 1,778 1,630 148 8.3 360 76.2
Total male and female 15 to 24 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 1,641 1,326 1,205 121 9.1 315 73.4
Total male and female 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 497 453 425 27 6.0 44 85.6
Total male and female 15 to 19 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 1,008 805 723 83 10.3 203 71.7
Total male and female 15 to 19 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 918 732 657 74 10.1 187 71.6
Total male and female 15 to 19 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 90 74 65 8 11.4 16 72.7
Total male and female 20 to 24 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 1,130 973 907 66 6.7 157 80.3
Total male and female 20 to 24 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 723 594 548 47 7.9 128 75.8
Total male and female 20 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 407 379 360 19 5.0 28 88.5
Total male and female 15 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 191 142 116 26 18.2 49 60.8
Total male and female 15 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 188 140 114 26 18.5 49 60.5
Total male and female 15 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 3 3 3 0 . 1 .
Total male and female 16 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 193 147 132 16 10.8 46 68.1
Total male and female 16 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 187 142 126 16 11.2 45 67.5
Total male and female 16 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 6 5 5 0 . 1 .
Total male and female 17 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 197 161 146 16 9.6 36 73.9
Total male and female 17 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 190 155 139 16 10.1 35 73.5
Total male and female 17 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 8 7 7 0 . 1 .
Total male and female 18 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 207 171 160 11 6.7 35 77.5
Total male and female 18 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 178 148 139 9 5.8 30 78.5
Total male and female 18 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 29 23 21 3 . 6 .
Total male and female 19 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 220 183 169 14 7.6 37 76.8
Total male and female 19 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 176 147 139 8 5.6 29 78.7
Total male and female 19 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 44 36 30 6 15.7 8 69.2
Total male and female 20 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 223 183 171 13 6.9 40 76.5
Total male and female 20 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 175 141 131 10 7.2 35 74.4
Total male and female 20 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 48 43 40 3 5.9 5 84.3
Total male and female 21 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 229 199 183 16 8.2 30 79.9
Total male and female 21 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 163 138 125 14 9.9 25 76.5
Total male and female 21 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 65 61 58 3 4.4 5 88.4
Total male and female 22 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 229 196 185 10 5.3 33 80.9
Total male and female 22 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 153 125 119 7 5.4 28 77.5
Total male and female 22 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 76 70 67 3 5.0 6 87.8
Total male and female 23 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 228 197 185 12 6.2 31 81.1
Total male and female 23 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 127 103 97 6 5.6 24 76.7
Total male and female 23 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 101 94 87 6 6.8 7 86.5
Total male and female 24 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 221 198 184 14 7.1 23 83.3
Total male and female 24 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 104 87 76 10 12.0 18 73.2
Total male and female 24 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 117 112 108 4 3.4 5 92.3
Male 15 to 24 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 1,087 905 832 74 8.1 182 76.5
Male 15 to 24 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 829 666 610 57 8.5 163 73.6
Male 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 259 239 222 17 7.1 20 85.9
Male 15 to 19 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 515 416 380 37 8.8 99 73.7
Male 15 to 19 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 466 374 342 32 8.5 92 73.4
Male 15 to 19 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 49 42 38 5 11.2 7 76.0
Male 20 to 24 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 572 489 452 37 7.6 83 79.0
Male 20 to 24 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 363 292 267 25 8.5 71 73.7
Male 20 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 209 197 185 12 6.2 13 88.2
Male 15 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 98 74 62 12 16.8 24 63.1
Male 15 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 96 72 60 12 17.3 23 62.4
Male 15 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 2 2 2 0 . 0 .
Male 16 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 99 76 69 7 8.8 23 70.3
Male 16 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 96 73 67 7 9.1 22 69.8
Male 16 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 3 3 3 0 . 0 .
Male 17 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 101 81 76 5 5.8 20 75.3
Male 17 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 96 77 72 5 6.1 20 74.7
Male 17 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 5 4 4 0 . 1 .
Male 18 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 106 90 84 5 6.1 16 79.7
Male 18 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 89 76 72 4 5.2 13 80.9
Male 18 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 16 14 12 2 . 3 .
Male 19 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 112 95 88 7 7.6 16 78.9
Male 19 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 89 76 72 4 5.4 13 80.4
Male 19 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 22 19 16 3 . 3 .
Male 20 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 113 89 82 7 8.1 23 72.8
Male 20 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 85 64 59 6 9.0 21 68.7
Male 20 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 28 25 24 1 . 3 .
Male 21 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 116 100 93 7 7.4 15 80.3
Male 21 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 80 67 62 6 8.4 13 77.1
Male 21 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 36 33 31 2 5.4 3 87.5
Male 22 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 116 102 97 5 5.2 14 83.5
Male 22 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 75 63 60 3 5.5 12 79.5
Male 22 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 41 39 37 2 4.8 2 90.7
Male 23 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 116 97 89 8 8.5 19 76.7
Male 23 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 66 51 47 4 7.1 15 71.4
Male 23 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 49 46 41 5 10.0 3 83.8
Male 24 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 112 100 91 9 8.6 12 81.6
Male 24 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 56 46 40 6 13.3 10 71.2
Male 24 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 55 54 51 2 4.5 2 92.2
Female 15 to 24 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 1,051 873 798 75 8.6 177 76.0
Female 15 to 24 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 812 660 595 64 9.7 153 73.3
Female 15 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 238 214 203 10 4.9 25 85.3
Female 15 to 19 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 493 389 343 46 11.8 104 69.6
Female 15 to 19 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 453 357 315 42 11.8 95 69.6
Female 15 to 19 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 41 32 28 4 11.7 9 68.6
Female 20 to 24 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 557 484 455 29 5.9 73 81.7
Female 20 to 24 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 360 302 280 22 7.3 58 77.9
Female 20 to 24 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 197 182 175 7 3.7 16 88.7
Female 15 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 93 68 55 13 19.7 25 58.5
Female 15 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 93 68 54 13 19.8 25 58.6
Female 15 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 1 0 0 0 . 0 .
Female 16 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 94 71 62 9 13.0 23 65.8
Female 16 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 91 69 59 9 13.5 22 65.2
Female 16 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 3 3 3 0 . 1 .
Female 17 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 96 81 70 11 13.5 16 72.4
Female 17 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 93 78 67 11 13.9 15 72.2
Female 17 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 3 2 2 0 . 1 .
Female 18 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 101 82 76 6 7.3 19 75.1
Female 18 years In formal education 2022 3rd quarter 88 72 67 5 6.5 17 76.0
Female 18 years Not in formal education 2022 3rd quarter 13 10 9 1 . 3 .
Female 19 years Total 2022 3rd quarter 108 87 81 7 7.5 21 74.6
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains quarterly and yearly figures on labour participation of young people in the Netherlands. The population of 15 to 24 years of age (excluding the institutionalized population) is divided into the employed labour force, the unemployed labour force and those not in the labour force. The employed labour force is subdivided on the basis of the professional status and the average working hours. A division by sex, age and whether they are in education is available.

Data available from: 2013

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are final.

Changes as of November 11, 2022:
The figures for 3rd quarter 2022 are added.

Changes as of August 17, 2022:
None, this is a new table. This table has been compiled on the basis of the Labor Force Survey (LFS). Due to changes in the research design and the questionnaire of the LFS, the figures for 2021 are not automatically comparable with the figures up to and including 2020. The key figures in this table have therefore been made consistent with the (non-seasonally adjusted) figures in the table Arbeidsdeelname, kerncijfers seizoengecorrigeerd (see section 4), in which the outcomes for the period 2013-2020 have been recalculated to align with the outcomes from 2021. When further detailing the outcomes according to job and personal characteristics, there may nevertheless be differences from 2020 to 2021 as a result of the new method.

When will new figures be released?
New figures will be published on February 14, 2023.

Description topics

Labour force and not in the labour force
People who are part of the employed labour force, the unemployed labour force or who are not in the labour force.

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Labour force
People
- who have paid work (employed labour force), or
- who don’t have paid work, recently looked for work and are directly available for it (unemployed labour force).

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Labour force
People
- who have paid work (employed labour force), or
- who don’t have paid work, recently looked for work and are directly available for it (unemployed labour force).

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Employed labour force
People who have paid work.

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Employed labour force
People who have paid work.

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Unemployed labour force
People who don’t have paid work, recently looked for work and are directly available for it.

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Unemployment rate
The unemployed labour force as a percentage of the (employed and unemployed) labour force.

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old.
Not in the labour force
People who don’t have paid work, who haven’t recently looked for work recently or are not directly available for it.

This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old. Paid work is regardless of the hours worked.
Net labour participation rate
The percentage of the employed labour force in the population (labour force and not in the labour force).
This definition concerns people who live in the Netherlands (excluding the institutionalized population). The figures are usually presented for the population aged 15 to 74 years old.