Netherlands Unemployment Rate 2003-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Unemployment Rate in Netherlands decreased to 8.20 percent in July of 2014 from 8.40 percent in June of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.82 Percent from 2003 until 2014, 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
8.20 8.40 8.80 3.40 2003 - 2014 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 Friday, August 22, 2014.


Dutch Unemployment Rate Falls Further in July


Netherlands’ seasonally adjusted jobless rate decreased for the third consecutive time to 8.2 percent in July from 8.4 percent in June.

There were 645 thousand unemployed people in July, down from 657 thousand in June and 694 thousand a year earlier. 

In July, the number of unemployment benefits increased by 6 thousand from June to 437 thousand, as more people working in the education sector lost their jobs. 

Meanwhile, the labor force shrank by 100 thousand over the last year, as more people withdrew from the workforce.

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
8/21/2014 10:16:11 AM


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Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-05-15 08:30 AM Netherlands
Unemployment Rate
Apr 2014 8.7% 8.7% 8.6% 8.9%
2014-06-19 08:30 AM Netherlands
Unemployment Rate
May 2014 8.6% 8.7% 8.7% 8.8%
2014-07-17 08:30 AM Netherlands
Unemployment Rate
Jun 2014 8.4% 8.6% 8.6% 8.7%
2014-08-21 08:30 AM Netherlands
Unemployment Rate
Jul 2014 8.2% 8.4% 8.4% 8.6%
2014-09-18 08:30 AM Netherlands
Unemployment Rate
Aug 2014 8.2% 8.2%


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.20 8.40 8.80 3.40 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 7213.00 7201.00 7551.00 6851.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 112.90 105.70 256.70 81.80 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.80 2.60 3.60 0.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.50 10.80 13.50 4.80 Percent [+]
Productivity 31.04 31.22 108.91 25.13 Index Points [+]
Wages 133.10 132.80 133.10 76.60 Index Points [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 134.40 134.40 134.40 74.80 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 111.59 112.75 134.27 75.40 Index Points [+]
Population 16.78 16.73 16.78 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 1477.80 1469.40 1477.80 1064.20 EUR [+]
Unemployed Persons 645.00 657.00 694.00 288.00 Thousand [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.40 Jul/14 6.00 10.90 4.00 Percent [+]
Brazil 4.90 Apr/14 5.00 13.10 4.30 Percent [+]
Canada 7.00 Jul/14 7.10 13.10 2.90 Percent [+]
China 4.10 Jun/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 Percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Jun/14 11.60 12.00 7.20 Percent [+]
France 10.10 Feb/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 Percent [+]
Germany 5.10 Jun/14 5.10 14.20 0.40 Percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 Percent [+]
Indonesia 5.70 Feb/14 6.17 11.24 2.00 Percent [+]
Italy 12.30 Jun/14 12.60 12.80 5.90 Percent [+]
Japan 3.70 Jun/14 3.50 5.60 1.00 Percent [+]
Mexico 5.47 Jul/14 4.80 5.93 2.22 Percent [+]
Netherlands 8.20 Jul/14 8.40 8.80 3.40 Percent [+]
Russia 4.90 Jul/14 4.90 14.10 4.90 Percent [+]
South Korea 3.40 Jul/14 3.60 7.10 2.90 Percent [+]
Spain 24.47 May/14 25.93 26.94 4.41 Percent [+]
Switzerland 2.90 Jul/14 2.90 5.40 1.60 Percent [+]
Turkey 8.80 May/14 9.00 16.10 8.00 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.40 Jun/14 6.50 12.00 3.40 Percent [+]
United States 6.20 Jul/14 6.10 10.80 2.50 Percent [+]





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