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

Unemployment Rate in Netherlands decreased to 7 percent in March of 2015 from 7.10 percent in February of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.38 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.

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Netherlands Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.00 7.10 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. Content for - Netherlands Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Sunday, April 19, 2015.


Netherlands Unemployment Rate at 2-Year Low


Dutch seasonally adjusted jobless rate decreased slightly to 7 percent in March of 2015, from 7.1 percent in February. It is the lowest rate since April of 2013 when it was recorded at 7 percent.

The number of unemployed persons decreased by 7 thousand to a seasonally adjusted 626 thousand from 633 thousand persons in February. Compared to March of 2014, unemployment fell by 66 thousand (-0.8 percent).

Unemployment benefits were reduced by 12 thousand in comparison with the previous month.

Statistics Netherlands | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
4/16/2015 9:42:21 AM


Recent Releases

Dutch Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.1%
Netherlands’ seasonally adjusted jobless rate decreased to 7.1 percent in February of 2015 from 7.2 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest figure since November of 2012. Published on 2015-03-19

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. Published on 2015-02-26


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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
7.1% 7.2% 7.4%
2015-04-16 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
7.0% 7.1% 7.0%
2015-05-21 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Apr
7.0% 8.04%
2015-06-18 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  May
7.97%
2015-07-17 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jun
8.04%


Netherlands Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.00 7.10 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8276.00 8278.00 8439.00 6851.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 112.90 112.10 256.70 81.80 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.60 2.80 3.60 0.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.80 11.00 13.50 4.80 percent [+]
Productivity 31.24 31.03 95.24 26.62 Index Points [+]
Wages 2245.00 2229.00 2245.00 1591.00 EUR [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 107.40 107.40 135.70 74.80 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 105.83 100.85 118.81 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 626.00 633.00 699.00 310.00 Thousand [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.10 Mar/15 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 5.90 Feb/15 5.30 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Mar/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Nov/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.30 Feb/15 11.40 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Nov/14 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.80 Feb/15 4.80 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.70 Feb/15 12.60 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Feb/15 3.60 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.33 Feb/15 4.51 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.00 Mar/15 7.10 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.90 Mar/15 5.80 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.70 Mar/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.40 Mar/15 3.50 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 11.30 Jan/15 10.90 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 Feb/15 5.70 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.50 Mar/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]