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More flex workers with a migration background
People with a non-western migration background are less likely to be in paid work than those with a native Dutch background. Those who do have paid work relatively often have a flexible contract.
Dutch unused labour force among the lowest in Europe
The unused labour force is relatively small in the Netherlands compared to other European Union member states. Last year, the unused labour force comprised 6 percent of the 15 to 75-year-old...
Dutch women: high labour participation rate and high education level
The labour participation rate for Dutch women is the highest in the European Union (EU).
People over fifty at work (Dutch Only). Evaluation IOW: labour participation and benefits for the older unemployed
In 2006 the Income provision for Older Unemployed Persons act (IOW) was introduced for people who are older than 60 when they apply for an unemployment benefit (WW) and are entitled to this benefit...
Employment rate in 2008 (Dutch only)
The Centre for Policy Related Statistics has been commissioned by TNO Knowledge for Business to compile customised tables labour participation of 45-67 year-olds in 2008. For more information please...
Labour participation of mothers continues to rise
Just over half of women with under age children had a part-time job in 2007. This is more than in 2006.
Emancipation monitor 2010
Labour participation and economic independence of women increase in spite of crisis.
More older people working in the Netherlands and in the EU
In 2006, 48 percent of people aged between 55 and 65 years in the Netherlands had a paid job. This is more than in 2000, when 38 percent of this group were still working.
Female labour participation rate nearly 60 percent
In 2008, nearly 60 percent of women participated on the labour market. After 2005, female labour participation has annually risen by 2 percentage points.
One in eleven employees work flexible hours
In 2007, one in eleven (575 thousand) workers in the employed labour force worked flexible hours. The share of flex workers has risen since 2003 after years of decline, but the high level of the late...
Potential labour force in decline
After continuous growth over the past century, the potential labour force is about to decline. On 1 January 2007, there were 10 million Dutch residents in the 20–65 age bracket.
Unemployment down again
460 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in the first quarter of 2006.
Less job security for flex-workers
Employees with a flexible contract have been affected most by the recent downward trend on the labour market.
More young people prefer education to a job
In the third quarter of 2010, one quarter of the Dutch population aged 15 to 64 years said they did not have or did not want a paid job of at least 12 hours a week.
Women account for growing labour participation among older people
Between 1996 and 2008, the gross labour participation rate of 50 to 65-year-olds has risen from 42 to 58 percent.
Rise in unemployment, stagnation in participation (Dutch only)
This paper presents information on participation in the labour market of 20-64 year-olds in the Netherlands in 2010. Commissioned by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.
Enlargement of the European Union in 2004 and 2007 - Figures on the Netherlands (Dutch only)
Report and tables on characteristics of the potential workforce of people born in one of the EU enlargement countries and a number of reference groups. Commissioned by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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.