Netherlands - Total Employment

Netherlands: Total Employment

Mnemonic ETOT.INLD
Unit Ths. #, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 0.77 %
Data 2022 Q4 10,252
2022 Q3 10,174

Series Information

Source Statistics Netherlands
Release Employment by industry - Quarterly
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/1995
End Date 12/31/2022

Netherlands: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force Feb 2023 10,057 10,059 Ths. #, SA Monthly
Labor Force Employment Feb 2023 9,701 9,699 Ths. #, SA Monthly
Unemployment Feb 2023 356 360 Ths. #, SA Monthly
Unemployment Rate Feb 2023 3.5 3.6 %, SA Monthly
Total Employment 2022 Q4 10,252 10,174 Ths. #, SA Quarterly
Wage & Salaries 2022 Q4 116,039 114,085 Mil. EUR, SA Quarterly
Agriculture Employment 2017 201,205 204,720 # Annual
Primary Industries Employment 2016 195 194 Ths. # Annual

Release Information

Statistics Netherlands reports quarterly data about the employment of employees and self-employed persons. The report contains annual data on employed persons, jobs, full-time equivalent (fte) and hours worked, as well as seasonally adjusted counterparts.

Employed person:Someone working for a company located in the Netherlands, or an institution or private household in the Netherlands.

Jobs:A job is an explicit or implicit employment contract between a person and an economic unit which specifies that labour will be carried out in return for (financial) remuneration.

Full-time equivalent (fte): A measure of labour volume, calculated by converting all full-time and part-time jobs to full-time jobs.

Hours worked: The number of hours actually worked by someone with a paid job.

Employee:A person who has a contract with an economic unit to carry out work in return for financial remuneration.

Self-employed person: According to the labour accounts someone is self-employed if they provide an income by working for their own account and risk in their own company or in an independent profession, or by working in the company as a family member.

Seasonal correction: The removal of annually recurring patterns from the figures which are normal for a particular time of year.

Standard Industrial Classification 2008 (SIC 2008):  The Dutch hierarchic classification of economic activities is used by Statistics Netherlands to classify private sector entities by main activity. The SIC 2008 is the version used since 2008'Sector of industry' or 'branch' is the common term used to define the businesses sharing the same main activity. Statistics Netherlands uses the classification by main activity, the so-called Standard Industrial Classification (SIC). Businesses in a sector of industry or branch may also be engaged in other activities (subsidiary activities). The SIC 2008 includes various levels indicated by a maximum of five digits. The four-digit level corresponds to the classification employed by the European Union (NACE). The first two digits correspond to the United Nations classification (ISIC).

In June 2014, Statistics Netherlands began reporting data in terms of ESA 2010. Data from 1995Q1-2014Q1 are reported following ESA 1995, and all figures are final. Currently, the source reports data from 2010Q1-present in terms of ESA 2010. As all national accounts figures for 2001-2010 are provisional, data for 2001-2010 are expected to be released soon. The revision of the national accounts has not yet been completed for the years before 2011. The revision, among other things, is needed to incorporate the European System of Accounts 2010.

Additionally, seasonally adjusted counterparts to the ESA 2010 dataset are not yet available. These figures are expected to be published with upcoming revisions.

The above information was taken directly from the source, Statistics Netherlands.

Please see the survey methodology for more details.