|Unit||Ths. #, SA|
|Labor Force||May 2021||9,320||9,323||Ths. #, SA||Monthly|
|Labor Force Employment||May 2021||9,011||9,007||Ths. #, SA||Monthly|
|Unemployment||May 2021||309||316||Ths. #, SA||Monthly|
|Unemployment Rate||May 2021||3.3||3.4||%, SA||Monthly|
|Total Employment||2021 Q1||9,450||9,521||Ths. #, SA||Quarterly|
|Wage & Salaries||2021 Q1||44,554||43,454||Mil. EUR, SA||Quarterly|
|Primary Industries Employment||2016||195||194||Ths. #||Annual|
For the Netherlands, labor force status measures, by four age brackets, monthly. Interpolated from the quarterly labor force survey.
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.
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.
Some figures are rounded off to the nearest thousand. Consequently the sum of the detail data can deviate from the total.
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 one 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.