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

Dutch seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent in October of 2016 from 5.7 percent in September. It was the lowest jobless rate since March 2012. There were 510 thousand people unemployed, down from upwardly revised 514 thousand in the prior month. In October 2015, the jobless rate stood at 6.9 percent. Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.50 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.

Netherlands Unemployment Rate
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-15 05:30 AM Aug 5.8% 6.0% 5.9%
2016-10-20 05:30 AM Sep 5.7% 5.8% 5.8% 5.7%
2016-11-17 06:30 AM Oct 5.6% 5.7% 5.6%
2016-12-19 06:30 AM Nov 5.6% 5.5%
2017-01-20 06:30 AM Dec
2017-02-17 06:30 AM Jan




Netherlands Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.60 5.70 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8463.00 8448.00 8463.00 6851.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 502.00 510.00 699.00 310.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.70 2.80 3.20 0.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.50 10.50 17.70 6.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 115.50 101.00 117.97 66.63 Index Points [+]
Productivity 32.08 31.94 95.24 26.50 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 159.10 161.80 256.70 81.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 2245.00 2229.00 2245.00 1591.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 1.97 1.98 4.71 0.44 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 109.90 109.90 109.90 59.10 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1537.20 1524.60 1537.20 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 0.40 0.10 1.20 -0.90 percent [+]
Employment Rate 74.80 74.00 77.60 63.50 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 4119.20 4059.50 4705.40 4016.00 Thousand [+]
Wages High Skilled 2870.00 2880.00 2880.00 2760.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1560.00 1570.00 1580.00 1250.00 EUR/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 4093.50 4053.60 4093.50 2816.80 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 1410.00 1410.00 1430.00 1410.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1070.00 1060.00 1070.00 1060.00 EUR/Month [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.00 64.20 67.10 61.70 percent [+]



Netherlands Unemployment Rate Notes

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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.60 5.70 7.90 3.60 2003 - 2016 percent Monthly



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