Netherlands Unemployment Rate  2003-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Dutch seasonally adjusted unemployment stood at 5.1 percent in April 2017, the same as in March. The jobless rate remained at its lowest level since September 2011, as the number of unemployed fell by 7 thousand from the previous month to 456 thousand, while the number of employed rose by 9 thousand to 8.539 million. In April 2016, the jobless rate was recorded at 6.4 percent. Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.49 percent from 2003 until 2017, 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.

Netherlands Unemployment Rate
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-16 06:30 AM Feb 5.3% 5.3% 5.2%
2017-04-20 05:00 AM Mar 5.1% 5.3% 5.3%
2017-05-18 04:30 AM Apr 5.1% 5.1% 5.1%
2017-06-15 05:30 AM May 5.1% 5.1%
2017-07-20 05:30 AM Jun 5.2%
2017-08-17 05:30 AM Jul 5.2%




Netherlands Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.10 5.10 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8539.00 8530.00 8539.00 6851.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 456.00 463.00 699.00 310.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.20 2.30 3.20 0.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.50 9.60 17.70 6.60 percent [+]
Productivity 32.54 32.03 95.24 26.50 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 103.90 98.60 117.60 66.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 188.50 163.40 256.70 81.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 2245.00 2229.00 2245.00 1591.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 1.21 1.39 4.71 0.44 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 111.00 110.90 111.00 59.10 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1551.60 1537.20 1551.60 1064.20 EUR/Month [+]
Population 16.98 16.90 16.98 11.42 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.75 65.50 65.75 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.75 65.50 65.75 65.00 [+]
Employment Change 0.70 0.40 1.20 -0.90 percent [+]
Employment Rate 75.20 75.30 77.60 63.50 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 4190.80 4180.80 4705.40 4016.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 4098.10 4098.10 4098.10 2816.80 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1560.00 1570.00 1580.00 1250.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2870.00 2880.00 2880.00 2760.00 EUR/Month [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.00 64.10 67.10 61.70 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 1196.30 1192.10 1410.00 1165.70 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1098.80 1091.30 1098.80 1060.00 EUR/Month [+]


Netherlands Unemployment Rate Notes

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. Netherlands Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.10 5.10 7.90 3.60 2003 - 2017 percent Monthly



unemployment rate by Country

Last
Spain 18.75 Mar/17
Brazil 13.70 Mar/17
Turkey 12.60 Feb/17
Italy 11.70 Mar/17
France 9.60 Mar/17
Euro Area 9.50 Mar/17
Canada 6.50 Apr/17
Australia 5.70 Apr/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
Russia 5.30 Apr/17
Netherlands 5.10 Apr/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
United Kingdom 4.60 Mar/17
United States 4.40 Apr/17
South Korea 4.00 Apr/17
China 3.97 Mar/17
Germany 3.90 Mar/17
Switzerland 3.30 Apr/17
Mexico 3.19 Mar/17
Japan 2.80 Mar/17