Netherlands Unemployment Rate  2003-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Netherlands came in at 6.6 percent in December of 2015 from a downwardly revised 6.7 percent in the preceding month. It is the lowest figure since January 2013, as there were 588 thousand people unemployed in December, down from 606 thousand in November. In December 2014, jobless rate stood at 7.2 percent. Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.46 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.

Netherlands Unemployment Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.60 6.70 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. Netherlands Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-11-19 06:30 AM Oct 6.9% 6.8% 6.7%
2015-12-17 06:30 AM Nov 6.8% 6.9% 6.9%
2016-01-21 06:30 AM Dec 6.6% 6.7% 6.8%
2016-02-18 06:30 AM Jan 6.6% 6.5%
2016-03-17 06:30 AM Feb 6.4%
2016-04-21 07:30 AM Mar 6.4%

Netherlands Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.60 6.70 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8310.00 8294.00 8439.00 6851.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 588.00 606.00 699.00 310.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.90 3.10 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.20 11.20 17.70 6.60 percent [+]
Productivity 31.37 31.49 95.24 26.50 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 99.54 116.76 117.97 66.63 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 130.90 136.50 256.70 81.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 2245.00 2229.00 2245.00 1591.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 1.89 1.62 4.71 0.44 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 108.80 108.50 108.80 59.10 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1524.60 1507.80 1524.60 1064.20 EUR/Month [+]
Population 16.90 16.78 16.90 11.42 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.20 65.20 65.20 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.20 65.20 65.20 65.00 [+]
Employment Change 0.30 0.30 1.20 -0.90 percent [+]
Employment Rate 74.50 74.20 77.60 63.50 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 4092.40 4047.70 4705.40 4016.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 4060.70 4072.70 4072.70 2816.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.40 64.50 67.10 61.70 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1300.00 1290.00 1300.00 1250.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2800.00 2800.00 2800.00 2760.00 EUR/Month [+]




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