Netherlands Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate in Netherlands decreased to 8.40 percent in June of 2014 from 8.60 percent in May of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.80 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
8.40 8.60 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.


Dutch Unemployment Rate Down to 7-Month Low


Netherlands’ seasonally adjusted jobless rate decreased for the second straight month to 8.4 percent in June of 2014 from 8.6 percent in the previous month, as more people found a job.

The number of unemployed people fell to a seasonally adjusted 657 thousand in June from 673 thousand in May. A year earlier, there were 675 thousand unemployed people.  

The number of people claiming unemployment benefits also fell by 5 thousand to 431 thousand in June. 

Employment rose by 3000 persons to 7.2 million in June. The labor force decreased by 13 thousand persons to 7.86 million.

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/17/2014 10:52:56 AM


Recent Releases

Dutch Unemployment Rate Falls in May
Netherlands’ jobless rate decreased to 8.6 percent in May of 2014, down from 8.7 percent in the previous month, as more people were at paid work. Published on 2014-06-19

Netherlands Unemployment Rate Unchanged in April
Dutch seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained unchanged at 8.7 percent in April of 2014. A year earlier, unemployment was recorded at 8.2 percent. Published on 2014-05-15


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-04-17 08:30 AM Netherlands
Unemployment Rate
Mar 2014 8.7% 8.8% 8.8% 8.8%
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 8.4% 8.8%


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.40 8.60 8.80 3.40 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 7201.00 7198.00 7551.00 6851.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 105.70 91.00 256.70 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 31.16 25.69 108.91 25.13 Index Points [+]
Wages 132.70 132.70 132.90 76.60 Index Points [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 134.30 134.10 134.30 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 [+]





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