Employment indicator; to sector/branches

Employment indicator; to sector/branches

Sector/branches (SIC 2008) Margins Seasonal adjustment Periods Employment indicator (Average of the components)
All enterprises (no finance or energy) Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 January 6.4
All enterprises (no finance or energy) Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 February .
All enterprises (no finance or energy) Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 March .
All enterprises (no finance or energy) Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 April 5.6
All enterprises (no finance or energy) Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 May .
All enterprises (no finance or energy) Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 June .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 January -3.4
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 February .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 March .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 April -4.6
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 May .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 June .
B Mining and quarrying Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 January 7.2
B Mining and quarrying Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 February .
B Mining and quarrying Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 March .
B Mining and quarrying Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 April 11.7
B Mining and quarrying Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 May .
B Mining and quarrying Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 June .
C Industry, H-S services and 45+47 Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 January 6.1
C Industry, H-S services and 45+47 Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 February .
C Industry, H-S services and 45+47 Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 March .
C Industry, H-S services and 45+47 Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 April 4.4
C Industry, H-S services and 45+47 Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 May .
C Industry, H-S services and 45+47 Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 June .
C Manufacturing Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 January 1.3
C Manufacturing Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 February .
C Manufacturing Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 March .
C Manufacturing Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 April 2.2
C Manufacturing Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 May .
C Manufacturing Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 June .
F Construction Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 January 8.7
F Construction Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 February .
F Construction Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 March .
F Construction Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 April 12.1
F Construction Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 May .
F Construction Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 June .
G Wholesale and retail trade Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 January 4.1
G Wholesale and retail trade Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 February .
G Wholesale and retail trade Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 March .
G Wholesale and retail trade Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 April 2.7
G Wholesale and retail trade Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 May .
G Wholesale and retail trade Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 June .
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 January 1.5
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 February .
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 March .
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 April 11.3
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 May .
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 June .
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 January 7.2
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 February .
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 March .
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 April 6.1
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 May .
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 June .
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 January 1.3
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 February .
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 March .
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 April -3.1
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 May .
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 June .
H-S Sevices Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 January 9.3
H-S Sevices Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 February 6.4
H-S Sevices Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 March 8.1
H-S Sevices Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 April 6.6
H-S Sevices Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 May 3.5
H-S Sevices Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 June 4.1
H Transportation and storage Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 January 3.2
H Transportation and storage Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 February 0.9
H Transportation and storage Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 March 3.2
H Transportation and storage Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 April 1.3
H Transportation and storage Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 May 2.5
H Transportation and storage Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 June 5.6
I Accommodation and food serving Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 January 9.0
I Accommodation and food serving Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 February 1.4
I Accommodation and food serving Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 March 3.3
I Accommodation and food serving Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 April 0.8
I Accommodation and food serving Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 May -4.6
I Accommodation and food serving Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 June -8.1
J Information and communication Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 January 5.3
J Information and communication Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 February 6.7
J Information and communication Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 March 7.2
J Information and communication Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 April 4.7
J Information and communication Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 May 0.0
J Information and communication Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 June 3.9
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 January 12.3
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 February 10.4
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 March 7.6
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 April 5.0
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 May 11.6
L Renting, buying, selling real estate Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 June 7.6
M-N Business services Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 January 13.4
M-N Business services Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 February 9.8
M-N Business services Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 March 12.5
M-N Business services Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 April 12.5
M-N Business services Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 May 7.8
M-N Business services Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 June 7.3
R Culture, sports and recreation Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 January 16.7
R Culture, sports and recreation Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 February 12.7
R Culture, sports and recreation Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 March 13.5
R Culture, sports and recreation Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 April 6.5
R Culture, sports and recreation Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 May 4.4
R Culture, sports and recreation Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 June 7.2
S Other service activities Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 January 4.0
S Other service activities Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 February 11.2
S Other service activities Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 March 6.2
S Other service activities Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 April 5.8
S Other service activities Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 May 5.2
S Other service activities Value Seasonally adjusted data 2024 June 11.4
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Dataset is not available.


The employment indicator is a sentiment indicator for the Dutch private sector regarding the total employment of enterprises. When assessing the results, it can be assumed that the more optimistic or pessimistic the entrepreneurs are, the more the value of business confidence will deviate positively or negatively from the zero line. A positive figure for the indicator indicates an expansion of the workforce, a negative figure indicates a shrinking workforce.

The employment indicator in the total Dutch private sector is a weighted average of the confidence indicators of the underlying sectors/industries, which together form a representative reflection of the Dutch business community from an economic viewpoint.

The aggregation ‘all enterprises (no finance or energy)’ includes all available branches questioned in the Business Survey Netherlands. Because not every branch is questioned monthly, this aggregation will only have data available for the first month of each quarter. The aggregation ‘C industry, H-S services and 45+47’ includes all monthly questioned branches and serves as a subtotal of the monthly questionnaire.

Data available from: January 2012.

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

Changes as of June 27th 2024:
Figures of June 2024 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
Figures of July are expected to be published the 6th of August 2024.

Description topics

Employment indicator
Sentiment indicator for the Dutch private sector regarding the total employment