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

Unemployment Rate in Netherlands remained unchanged at 7.20 percent in January of 2015 from 7.20 percent in December of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.90 percent from 2003 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 8.80 percent in February of 2014 and a record low of 3.40 percent in August of 2008. Unemployment Rate in Netherlands is reported by the Statistics Netherlands.

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Netherlands Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.20 7.20 8.80 3.40 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 Thursday, March 5, 2015.


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.

Figures for December were revised downwards to show unemployment at 7.2 percent from 8.1 percent initially reported. 

In January, the number of unemployed persons increased slightly to 645 thousand from 643 thousand in the previous month as more people started looking for a job. 

A year earlier, unemployment was recorded at 8.6 percent. The number of unemployment benefits decreased by 458 thousand (-0.6 percent). 

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
2/26/2015 11:01:51 AM


Recent Releases

Dutch Unemployment Rate Slightly Up in December
Netherlands’ seasonally adjusted jobless rate edged up to 8.1 percent in December of 2014 from 8.0 percent in November as the number of unemployed increased. Published on 2015-01-22

Dutch Unemployment Rate at 8%
Netherlands jobless rate held steady at 8 percent for the fourth straight month in November of 2014. Published on 2014-12-18


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-12-18 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Nov
8% 8.0% 8% 8%
2015-01-22 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Dec
8.1% 8% 8.1%
2015-02-26 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
7.2% 7.2% (R) 8.1% 8.1%
2015-03-19 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
7.2% 8.3%
2015-04-16 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
8.28%
2015-05-21 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Apr
8.04%


Netherlands Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.20 7.20 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8279.00 8258.00 8279.00 6851.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 112.90 112.10 256.70 81.80 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.60 2.80 6.60 0.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.70 11.80 13.50 4.80 percent [+]
Productivity 31.13 31.03 95.24 26.62 Index Points [+]
Wages 2245.00 2229.00 2245.00 1591.00 EUR [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 107.40 107.20 135.70 74.80 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 106.25 100.85 118.81 66.63 Index Points [+]
Population 16.82 16.78 16.82 11.49 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.20 65.00 65.20 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.20 65.00 65.20 65.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1495.20 1485.60 1495.20 1064.20 EUR [+]
Unemployed Persons 645.00 643.00 694.00 288.00 Thousand [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.40 Jan/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 5.30 Jan/15 4.30 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.60 Jan/15 6.70 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Nov/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.20 Jan/15 11.30 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Mar/15 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jan/15 4.80 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.60 Jan/15 12.70 13.30 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.60 Jan/15 3.40 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.51 Jan/15 3.76 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.20 Jan/15 7.20 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.50 Jan/15 5.30 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.40 Jan/15 3.50 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.50 Jan/15 3.40 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.70 Nov/14 10.40 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.70 Dec/14 5.80 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.70 Jan/15 5.60 10.80 2.50 percent [+]