Netherlands Unemployment Rate  2003-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Dutch seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 5.3 percent in January of 2017 from 5.4 percent in December 2016. It was the lowest jobless figure since October 2011, as there were 480 thousand people unemployed, down from 482 thousand in the prior month. There were 8511 thousand employed persons, up slightly from 8487 thousand in a month earlier. In January 2016, the jobless rate stood at 6.5 percent. Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.50 percent from 2003 until 2017, 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-12-15 06:30 AM Nov 5.6% 5.6% 5.5%
2017-01-19 06:30 AM Dec 5.4% 5.6% 5.5%
2017-02-16 06:30 AM Jan 5.3% 5.4% 5.5%
2017-03-16 06:30 AM Feb 5.3% 5.2%
2017-04-20 05:30 AM Mar 5.4%
2017-05-18 05:30 AM Apr 5.4%




Netherlands Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.30 5.40 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8511.00 8487.00 8511.00 6851.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 480.00 482.00 699.00 310.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.30 2.70 3.20 0.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.80 10.20 17.70 6.60 percent [+]
Productivity 32.03 32.08 95.24 26.50 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 115.50 101.00 117.97 66.63 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 163.40 159.10 256.70 81.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 2245.00 2229.00 2245.00 1591.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 1.30 1.78 4.71 0.44 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 110.90 109.90 110.90 59.10 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1551.60 1537.20 1551.60 1064.20 EUR/Month [+]
Population 16.98 16.90 16.98 11.42 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.75 65.50 65.75 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.75 65.50 65.75 65.00 [+]
Employment Change 0.30 0.40 1.20 -0.90 percent [+]
Employment Rate 75.30 74.80 77.60 63.50 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 4180.80 4119.20 4705.40 4016.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 4098.10 4093.50 4098.10 2816.80 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1560.00 1570.00 1580.00 1250.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2870.00 2880.00 2880.00 2760.00 EUR/Month [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.10 64.20 67.10 61.70 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 1196.30 1192.10 1410.00 1165.70 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1070.00 1060.00 1070.00 1060.00 EUR/Month [+]



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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.30 5.40 7.90 3.60 2003 - 2017 percent Monthly



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Czech Republic 5.30 Jan/17
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Azerbaijan 5.00 Dec/15
India 4.90 Dec/13
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United Kingdom 4.80 Dec/16
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Philippines 4.70 Dec/16
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Trinidad and Tobago 4.40 Jun/16
Bangladesh 4.30 Dec/14
Denmark 4.30 Dec/16
Israel 4.30 Jan/17
Seychelles 4.20 Dec/15
United Arab Emirates 4.20 Dec/12
North Korea 4.10 Dec/14
China 4.02 Dec/16
Myanmar 4.02 Dec/13
Cameroon 4.00 Dec/13
Germany 3.90 Dec/16
Taiwan 3.84 Jan/17
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Switzerland 3.70 Jan/17
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Niger 2.25 Dec/08
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