Netherlands - Labor Force

Netherlands: Labor Force

Mnemonic LBF.INLD
Unit Ths. #, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 0.04 %
Data Dec 2020 9,348
Nov 2020 9,352

Series Information

Source Statistics Netherlands
Release Employment
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/1996
End Date 12/31/2020

Netherlands: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
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
Agriculture Employment 2017 201,205 204,720 # Annual
Primary Industries Employment 2016 195 194 Ths. # Annual

Release Information

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.