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

Unemployment Rate in Netherlands decreased to 8 percent in August of 2014 from 8.20 percent in July of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.84 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.

   
 
 

Netherlands Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.00 8.20 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 Thursday, October 2, 2014.


Dutch Unemployment Rate Down to 1-1/2-Year Low


Netherlands’ seasonally adjusted jobless rate continued to fall, reaching 8 percent in August of 2014 from 8.2 percent in July. It is the lowest rate since February of 2013.

The number of unemployed persons decreased to 632 thousand in August 2014 from 645 thousand in July and 683 thousand a year earlier. The decrease was mainly driver by people under 45 years old.

There were 7.226 million employed persons in August, up from 7.213 million in July but down from 7.272 million a year earlier.

In August of 2013, unemployment was recorded at 8.6 percent.

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/18/2014 10:29:37 AM


Recent Releases

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. Published on 2014-08-21

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. Published on 2014-07-17


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
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 8.0% 8.2% 8.1% 8.2%
2014-10-16 08:30 AM Netherlands
Unemployment Rate
Sep 2014 8.0% 8.1%


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.00 8.20 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 10.10 10.40 13.50 4.80 Percent [+]
Productivity 31.04 31.22 108.91 25.13 Index Points [+]
Wages 2245.00 2229.00 2245.00 1591.00 EUR [+]
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 1495.20 1485.60 1495.20 1064.20 EUR [+]
Unemployed Persons 645.00 657.00 694.00 288.00 Thousand [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.10 Aug/14 6.40 10.90 4.00 Percent [+]
Brazil 5.00 Aug/14 4.90 13.10 4.30 Percent [+]
Canada 7.00 Aug/14 7.00 13.10 2.90 Percent [+]
China 4.10 Jun/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 Percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Aug/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 Percent [+]
France 10.20 May/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 Percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Aug/14 4.90 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 Aug/14 12.60 12.80 5.90 Percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Aug/14 3.80 5.60 1.00 Percent [+]
Mexico 5.18 Aug/14 5.47 5.93 2.22 Percent [+]
Netherlands 8.00 Aug/14 8.20 8.80 3.40 Percent [+]
Russia 4.80 Aug/14 4.90 14.10 4.80 Percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 Aug/14 3.40 7.10 2.90 Percent [+]
Spain 24.47 May/14 25.93 26.94 4.41 Percent [+]
Switzerland 3.00 Aug/14 2.90 5.40 1.60 Percent [+]
Turkey 9.10 Jun/14 8.80 16.10 8.00 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.20 Jul/14 6.40 12.00 3.40 Percent [+]
United States 6.10 Aug/14 6.20 10.80 2.50 Percent [+]





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