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

Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Netherlands came in at 6.4 percent in March of 2016 from 6.5 percent in the preceding month. It is the lowest jobless rate since December 2012. There were 574 thousand people unemployed in March, compared to 581 thousand in February. In March 2015, jobless rate stood at 7.0 percent. Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.48 percent from 2003 until 2016, 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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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.40 6.50 7.90 3.60 2003 - 2016 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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-02-18 06:30 AM Jan 6.5% 6.6% 6.6% 6.5%
2016-03-17 06:30 AM Feb 6.5% 6.5% 6.5% 6.4%
2016-04-21 05:30 AM Mar 6.4% 6.5% 6.4%
2016-05-19 05:30 AM Apr 6.4% 6.4%
2016-06-16 05:30 AM May 6.3%
2016-07-15 05:30 AM Jun 6.3%

Netherlands Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.40 6.50 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8338.00 8324.00 8439.00 6851.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 574.00 581.00 699.00 310.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.80 2.80 3.20 0.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.40 11.30 17.70 6.60 percent [+]
Productivity 31.36 31.37 95.24 26.50 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 104.49 99.54 117.97 66.63 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 136.30 130.90 256.70 81.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 2245.00 2229.00 2245.00 1591.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 1.70 1.80 4.71 0.44 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 108.70 108.80 108.80 59.10 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1507.80 1507.80 1507.80 1064.20 EUR/Month [+]
Population 16.90 16.83 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 0.50 0.30 1.20 -0.90 percent [+]
Employment Rate 74.30 74.50 77.60 63.50 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 4086.00 4092.40 4705.40 4016.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 4047.60 4060.70 4072.70 2816.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.20 64.40 67.10 61.70 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1570.00 1300.00 1570.00 1250.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2860.00 2800.00 2860.00 2760.00 EUR/Month [+]




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