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Dutch labour participation rate one of the highest in the EU
The Dutch labour participation rate in 2008 was among the highest in the European Union (EU). In fact, the rate for Dutch men was the highest in the EU.
Participation in and distance to the labour market in the Netherlands, 2011 (Dutch only)
These tables present information on participation in the labour market of 20-64 year-olds in the Netherlands in 2011. Commissioned by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.
Unemployment down among non-western migrant group
In 2016 unemployment declined to 13.2 percent among the group non-western migrants.
Unemployment virtually unchanged
Seasonally adjusted unemployment in the period August-October 2006 averaged 413 thousand, almost the same as in the period July-September 2006.
More unemployment in July among 25 to 44-year-olds
In the period May through July 2019, the number of people aged 15 to 74 in paid employment grew by 10 thousand per month on average. There were 9.0 million people in work in July.
Unemployment hardly changed
In the period April-June this year, average unemployment was 310 thousand, i.e. 4.0 percent of the labour force versus 4.6 percent in the period April-June 2007.
Unemployment marginally higher
Unemployment over the period December 2008 - February 2009 averaged 314 thousand (4.1 percent of the labour force).
Number of people in work rising again
The number of 15 to 74-year-olds in paid work was up in 2017 on 2016 at an average of 176 thousand.
Unemployment below pre-crisis level for the first time
In the period December through February, the number of people aged 15 to 74 in paid employment grew by an average of 13 thousand per month. The number of employed stood at more than 8.9 million at...
Again more people in paid employment in April
From February to April, the number of people in work aged 15 to 74 years grew further by 38 thousand per month on average, to 9.5 million in April.
Employment up further at end of 2018
Unemployment stood at 3.6 percent in December 2018, slightly higher than the previous month. In the previous 3 months, an average of 13 thousand employed were added each month. There were 329...
Unemployment further down
In March 2021, 326 thousand people were unemployed. From January through March, unemployment declined by an average of 14 thousand per month.
Adjusted for seasonal variation, 668 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in December 2013, i.e. 15 thousand more than in November. After a peak in July, unemployment had been in...
female labour participation stabilising following years of increase
According to figures released by Statistics Netherlands today, participation of Dutch women on the labour market rose substantially in the period 1998-2013. At the end of 2013, however, it fell...
More older people working
The labour participation of over-50s in the Netherlands has risen substantially in recent years. Among the over-65s, it has even doubled since 2001.
Unemployment hardly lower
In November 2010, seasonally adjusted unemployment in the Netherlands stood at 409 thousand, a decline by 1 thousand relative to October.
Unemployment hits sector business services
In the first six months of 2009, unemployment grew in those sectors where the number of male employees is relatively high, e.g. business services, manufacturing industry, trade and transport and...
No further decline in unemployment in January
In January, 360 thousand people aged 15 to 74 years were unemployed.