Netherlands Unemployment Rate 2003-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Unemployment Rate in Netherlands decreased to 6.90 percent in May of 2015 from 7 percent in April of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.40 percent from 2003 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 7.90 percent in February of 2014 and a record low of 3.60 percent in February of 2008. Unemployment Rate in Netherlands is reported by the Statistics Netherlands.

      Forecast
Netherlands Unemployment Rate
Please Paste this Code in your Website

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.90 7.00 7.90 3.60 2003 - 2015 percent Monthly
In Netherlands, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Netherlands Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Netherlands Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Wednesday, July 8, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-04-16 08:30 AM Mar 7.0% 7.1% 7.0%
2015-05-21 08:30 AM Apr 7.0% 7.0% 6.9%
2015-06-18 08:30 AM May 6.9% 7.0% 6.9%
2015-07-17 08:30 AM Jun 6.9% 6.8%
2015-08-21 08:30 AM Jul 6.8%
2015-09-18 08:30 AM Aug 6.7%


Netherlands Unemployment Rate Falls in May


The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Netherlands decreased to 6.9 percent in May from 7 percent in the previous two months. It is the lowest figure since March of 2013.

The number of unemployed persons fell by 8,000 to 617,000 in May. A year earlier, the figure was 672,000.

Employment increased by 10,000 to 8295 thousand. Year-on-year, it went up 1.26 percent. 

Meanwhile, the labor force was steady at 70.3 percent compared to April but increased from 70 percent in the previous year. 

In May of 2014, the unemployment rate was recorded at 7.6 percent. 

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
6/18/2015 10:33:45 AM


Recent Releases

Dutch Unemployment Rate Steady in April
The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Netherlands was unchanged at a 2-year low of 7 percent in April of 2015, the same as in March.
Published on 2015-05-21

Netherlands Unemployment Rate at 2-Year Low
Dutch seasonally adjusted jobless rate decreased slightly to 7 percent in March of 2015, from 7.1 percent in February. It is the lowest rate since April of 2013 when it was recorded at 7 percent.
Published on 2015-04-16

Dutch Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.1%
Netherlands’ seasonally adjusted jobless rate decreased to 7.1 percent in February of 2015 from 7.2 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest figure since November of 2012.
Published on 2015-03-19

Netherlands Unemployment Rate at 2-Year Low
Dutch seasonally adjusted jobless rate was recorded at 7.2 percent in January of 2015, unchanged from a revised 7.2 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest figure in two years.
Published on 2015-02-26


Netherlands Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.90 7.00 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8295.00 8285.00 8439.00 6851.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 127.00 112.90 256.70 81.80 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.00 2.80 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.10 10.90 17.70 6.60 percent [+]
Productivity 31.71 31.24 95.24 26.62 Index Points [+]
Wages 2245.00 2229.00 2245.00 1591.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 107.40 107.10 135.70 74.80 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 100.84 105.83 118.81 66.63 Index Points [+]
Population 16.82 16.78 16.82 11.49 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.20 65.20 65.20 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.20 65.20 65.20 65.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1501.80 1495.20 1501.80 1064.20 EUR/Month [+]
Unemployed Persons 617.00 625.00 699.00 310.00 Thousand [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.00 May/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.70 May/15 6.40 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 May/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Mar/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.10 May/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Mar/15 10.40 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 May/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.81 Mar/15 5.94 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.40 May/15 12.40 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.30 May/15 3.30 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.45 May/15 4.31 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.90 May/15 7.00 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.60 May/15 5.80 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 May/15 3.70 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.78 Mar/15 23.70 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Jun/15 3.20 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.60 Mar/15 11.20 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.50 Apr/15 5.50 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.30 Jun/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]