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

Unemployment Rate in Netherlands remained unchanged at 8 percent in November of 2014 from 8 percent in October of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.88 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
8.00 8.00 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 Monday, December 22, 2014.


Dutch Unemployment Rate at 8%


Netherlands jobless rate held steady at 8 percent for the fourth straight month in November of 2014.

The number of unemployed persons was marginally unchanged at 630 thousand from 627 thousand in October. 425 thousand persons received unemployment benefits in November, 1.4 percent more than in October.  

Employment increased by an average of 8 thousand a month in the previous three months.

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
12/18/2014 10:46:58 AM


Recent Releases

Dutch Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 8%
Netherlands jobless rate was recorded at 8 percent for the third straight month in October of 2014. In the last three months, the number of unemployment decreased by an average of 6 thousand per month. Published on 2014-11-20

Dutch Unemployment Rate Steady at 8%
Netherlands’ seasonally adjusted jobless rate was recorded at 8 percent in September of 2014, unchanged from August. In the last three months, the number of unemployed persons decreased by an average of 10 thousand per month. Published on 2014-10-16


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-10-16 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Sep
8.0% 8.0% 8.1% 8.1%
2014-11-20 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Oct
8.0% 8.0% 8.1%
2014-12-18 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Nov
8% 8.0% 8% 8%
2015-01-23 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Dec
7.77%
2015-02-20 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
8.1%
2015-03-20 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
8.2%


Netherlands Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.00 8.00 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 7252.00 7230.00 7551.00 6851.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 112.10 112.90 256.70 81.80 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.80 2.80 3.60 0.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.70 9.80 13.50 4.80 percent [+]
Productivity 31.03 31.05 108.91 25.13 Index Points [+]
Wages 2245.00 2229.00 2245.00 1591.00 EUR [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 135.70 135.70 135.70 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 1495.20 1485.60 1495.20 1064.20 EUR [+]
Unemployed Persons 627.00 628.00 694.00 288.00 Thousand [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.30 Nov/14 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 4.80 Nov/14 4.70 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.60 Nov/14 6.50 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Aug/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Oct/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Aug/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Oct/14 5.00 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 13.20 Oct/14 12.90 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Oct/14 3.60 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.53 Nov/14 4.78 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 8.00 Nov/14 8.00 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.20 Nov/14 5.10 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.40 Nov/14 3.50 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.67 Aug/14 24.47 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.20 Nov/14 3.10 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.50 Sep/14 10.10 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.00 Oct/14 6.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.80 Nov/14 5.80 10.80 2.50 percent [+]