Mental health has worsened among young peopleArticles
In 2021, 18 percent of Dutch young people aged 12 to 24 were mentally unhealthy. This was still 11 percent in 2019 and 2020.
Nearly half of young people see only negative effects of COVID-19 crisisArticles
In the first few months of 2021, 47 percent of young people in the Netherlands between the ages of 12 and 25 indicated that their lives were negatively affected by the coronavirus crisis in general.
Labour participation; young peopleFigures
Labour force, unemployment, labour participation Young people (15-24 years), sex, in education or not
Labour participation among young men restoredArticles
More young men have started working over the past two years. For a long time, net labour participation among young men lagged behind the female rate.
Minimum wage for young peopleOther
The legal minimum wage on 1 January for a fulltime employee aged under 23.
1 in 5 young workers experience work-related stressArticles
Of all young people between the ages of 15 and 25 in paid employment, 21 percent reported regular or frequent work-related stress in 2021.
More graduates and less alcohol consumption among young people in 2020Articles
With a pandemic ongoing, the year 2020 reshaped the lives of young people in the Netherlands.
Disability Insurance Young Disabled Persons Act (Wajong)Other
Provision for the financial consequences of long-term disablement for people who cannot claim WAO benefits because they have no employment record.
Fewer young burglarsArticles
In 2021, over 2 thousand people were registered as house burglary suspects, 24 percent fewer than in the previous year.
Unemployment declined further in FebruaryArticles
In the period December through February, unemployment declined by an average of 8 thousand per month. This resulted in 336 thousand unemployed in February 2022, i.e. 3.4 percent of the labour force.
More employed and fewer unemployed in MarchArticles
Over the past three months, the number of unemployed has declined by 14 thousand per month on average. As a result, it stood at 327 thousand in March 2022.
The Annual Report Youth Monitor 2021 SummaryPublications
The Annual Report Youth Monitor 2021 Summary presents an outline of the living situation of young people in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, including those in the Caribbean Netherlands.
Fewer homicides in 2020, but more young people killedArticles
In 2020, there were 121 victims of murder or manslaughter in the Netherlands, 4 fewer than in 2019.
Unemployment declined in JanuaryArticles
In the period November through January, unemployment declined by an average of 9 thousand per month.
Girls perceive more performance pressure than boysArticles
Almost half of teenage girls in the Netherlands regularly or frequently feel pressure to perform because of internal expectations. The proportion is lower among boys: 3 in 10.
Fewer driving licences issued than before the pandemicArticles
In 2021, the number of newly issued car driving licences was 7.8 percent higher than in the previous year. Altogether 178 thousand new licences were issued. This was still 17.7 percent lower than in the...
Caribbean Netherlands: purchasing power gains in 2020Articles
In 2020, the population of the Caribbean Netherlands saw gains in purchasing power again.
1,859 suicide deaths in 2021: 36 more than in 2020Articles
Last year, 1,859 people took their own lives. This is 36 more than in 2020. There was a decrease in suicide deaths among women (-31) against an increase among men (+67).
Number of employed further upArticles
In the period July through September, the number of people aged 15 to 74 years in employment grew by 22 thousand per month on average, to 9.1 million in September.
Fewer young adults say they are happyArticles
In 2021, a share of 81 percent in the population aged 18 to 24 said they were happy. This was still 91 percent in 1997.
Unemployment decline sharpest among young peopleArticles
In July 2021, 289 thousand people were unemployed. This is 3.1 percent of the labour force.
Most young people rate their health as goodArticles
In the period 2019 to 2020, the vast majority of young people between the ages of 4 and 25 perceived their own health as good or very good.
Caribbean Netherlands’ unused labour potential at 3.4 thousand peopleArticles
In 2020, there were 2.8 thousand people aged 15 to 74 years on Bonaire who belonged to the so-called unused labour potential. On St Eustatius, the unused labour potential comprised 290 people and on Saba...
Unemployment down to pre-pandemic levelArticles
In the period August through October, unemployment declined by an average of 4 thousand per month, to 277 thousand in October.