Employment indicator; to sector/branches

Employment indicator; to sector/branches

Sector/branches (SIC 2008) Margins Seasonal adjustment Periods Employment indicator (Average of the components)
M-N Business services Value Seasonally adjusted data 2023 July 10.3
M-N Business services Value Seasonally adjusted data 2023 August 9.9
M-N Business services Value Seasonally adjusted data 2023 September 11.1
M-N Business services Value Seasonally adjusted data 2023 October 10.3
M-N Business services Value Seasonally adjusted data 2023 November 10.7
M-N Business services Value Seasonally adjusted data 2023 December 10.1
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
M-N Business services Lower bound 95% confidence interval Seasonally adjusted data 2023 July 7.8
M-N Business services Lower bound 95% confidence interval Seasonally adjusted data 2023 August 7.4
M-N Business services Lower bound 95% confidence interval Seasonally adjusted data 2023 September 8.6
M-N Business services Lower bound 95% confidence interval Seasonally adjusted data 2023 October 7.8
M-N Business services Lower bound 95% confidence interval Seasonally adjusted data 2023 November 8.2
M-N Business services Lower bound 95% confidence interval Seasonally adjusted data 2023 December 7.6
M-N Business services Lower bound 95% confidence interval Seasonally adjusted data 2024 January 10.7
M-N Business services Lower bound 95% confidence interval Seasonally adjusted data 2024 February 7.3
M-N Business services Lower bound 95% confidence interval Seasonally adjusted data 2024 March 10.0
M-N Business services Lower bound 95% confidence interval Seasonally adjusted data 2024 April 10.0
M-N Business services Lower bound 95% confidence interval Seasonally adjusted data 2024 May 5.3
M-N Business services Lower bound 95% confidence interval Seasonally adjusted data 2024 June 4.8
M-N Business services Upper bound 95% confidence interval Seasonally adjusted data 2023 July 12.8
M-N Business services Upper bound 95% confidence interval Seasonally adjusted data 2023 August 12.4
M-N Business services Upper bound 95% confidence interval Seasonally adjusted data 2023 September 13.6
M-N Business services Upper bound 95% confidence interval Seasonally adjusted data 2023 October 12.8
M-N Business services Upper bound 95% confidence interval Seasonally adjusted data 2023 November 13.2
M-N Business services Upper bound 95% confidence interval Seasonally adjusted data 2023 December 12.6
M-N Business services Upper bound 95% confidence interval Seasonally adjusted data 2024 January 16.1
M-N Business services Upper bound 95% confidence interval Seasonally adjusted data 2024 February 12.3
M-N Business services Upper bound 95% confidence interval Seasonally adjusted data 2024 March 15.0
M-N Business services Upper bound 95% confidence interval Seasonally adjusted data 2024 April 15.0
M-N Business services Upper bound 95% confidence interval Seasonally adjusted data 2024 May 10.3
M-N Business services Upper bound 95% confidence interval Seasonally adjusted data 2024 June 9.8
Source: CBS.
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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