|Unit||Ths. #, SA|
|Labor Force||Dec 2020||9,348||9,352||Ths. #, SA||Monthly|
|Labor Force Employment||Dec 2020||8,979||8,975||Ths. #, SA||Monthly|
|Unemployment||Dec 2020||368||378||Ths. #, SA||Monthly|
|Unemployment Rate||Dec 2020||3.9||4||%, SA||Monthly|
|Total Employment||2020 Q3||9,512||9,365||Ths. #, SA||Quarterly|
|Wage & Salaries||2020 Q3||42,295||39,102||Mil. EUR, SA||Quarterly|
|Primary Industries Employment||2016||195||194||Ths. #||Annual|
Revision (2015): The monthly unemployment press release is now based according to the ILO definition. This is part of a broader strategy to comply with international definitions as much as possible in order to increase the international comparability of statistics. According to the ILO definition, everyone with a paid job of at least 1 hour a week is included in the employed labour force. Pupils and students with part-time jobs, for example, all belong to the employed labour force under this definition. The national definition of the labour force comprises only people who work or want to work for at least 12 hours a week.
The population of 15 to 75 years old (excluding the institutionalized population) is divided into the employed, the unemployed and the people who are not in in the labour force. The different groups are further broken down by sex and age. Next to the original monthly figures on the labour force you can also find monthly figures that are seasonally adjusted.
Employed labor force:
Persons working at least 1 hour a week.
Unemployed labor force:
Persons without work that are actively searching for paid work and that
are directly available to work.
Not in in the labor force:
Persons not included in the labor force.
The figures in this table are based on the Dutch Labour Force Survey (LFS). To make the monthly figures a time series model was used. A description of the LFS and the time series model can be found at the short research descriptions of Labour force, monthly figures.
Some figures are rounded off to the nearest thousand. Consequently the sum of the detail data can deviate from the total.