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

Unemployment Rate in Netherlands increased to 8.10 percent in December of 2014 from 8 percent in November of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.90 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
8.10 8.00 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 Saturday, January 31, 2015.


Dutch Unemployment Rate Slightly Up in December


Netherlands’ seasonally adjusted jobless rate edged up to 8.1 percent in December of 2014 from 8.0 percent in November as the number of unemployed increased.

The number of unemployed people rose by 12 thousand to 642,000. Among the youth, the number of unemployed was marginally unchanged at 112,000 (from 114,000 in November). Increases were observed in the 25-45 years old group ( to 261,000 in December from 254,000 in November). Among people aged 44-65 the number of unemployed increased by 8,000 to 269,000.

The number of unemployment benefits increased by 16 thousands to 4441.000 in December.

Carolina Cunha | carolina.cunha@tradingeconomics.com
1/22/2015 12:01:08 PM


Recent Releases

Dutch Unemployment Rate at 8%
Netherlands jobless rate held steady at 8 percent for the fourth straight month in November of 2014. Published on 2014-12-18

Dutch Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 8%
Netherlands jobless rate was recorded at 8 percent for the third straight month in October of 2014. In the last three months, the number of unemployment decreased by an average of 6 thousand per month. Published on 2014-11-20


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-11-20 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Oct
8.0% 8.0% 8.1%
2014-12-18 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Nov
8% 8.0% 8% 8%
2015-01-22 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Dec
8.1% 8% 8.1%
2015-02-26 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
8.1% 8.2%
2015-03-19 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
8.3%
2015-04-16 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
8.28%


Netherlands Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.10 8.00 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 7239.00 7252.00 7551.00 6851.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 112.10 112.90 256.70 81.80 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.80 2.80 3.60 0.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.60 9.70 13.50 4.80 percent [+]
Productivity 31.01 31.04 95.24 26.62 Index Points [+]
Wages 2245.00 2229.00 2245.00 1591.00 EUR [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 135.70 135.70 135.70 74.80 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 100.85 117.76 118.81 66.63 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 642.00 630.00 694.00 288.00 Thousand [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.10 Dec/14 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 4.30 Dec/14 4.80 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.70 Dec/14 6.70 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Dec/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.40 Dec/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Aug/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.80 Dec/14 4.90 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.90 Dec/14 13.30 13.40 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.40 Dec/14 3.50 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 3.76 Dec/14 4.53 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 8.10 Dec/14 8.00 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.30 Dec/14 5.20 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 Dec/14 3.40 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.40 Dec/14 3.20 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.40 Oct/14 10.50 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.80 Nov/14 6.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.60 Dec/14 5.80 10.80 2.50 percent [+]