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

Unemployment Rate in Netherlands remained unchanged at 8 percent in October of 2014 from 8 percent in September of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.87 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
8.00 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, November 29, 2014.


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.

The number of unemployed people has been on a downward trend since May, reaching 627 thousand in October. 

Employment increased by 22 thousand to 7252 thousand in October and the labour force rose for the first time in five months to 7878 thousand persons.

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
11/20/2014 11:51:53 AM


Recent Releases

Dutch Unemployment Rate Steady at 8%
Netherlands’ seasonally adjusted jobless rate was recorded at 8 percent in September of 2014, unchanged from August. In the last three months, the number of unemployed persons decreased by an average of 10 thousand per month. Published on 2014-10-16

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. Published on 2014-09-18


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-09-18 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Aug 2014
8.0% 8.2% 8.1% 8.2%
2014-10-16 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Sep 2014
8.0% 8.0% 8.1% 8.1%
2014-11-20 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Oct 2014
8.0% 8.0% 8.1%
2014-12-18 08:30 AM
Unemployment Rate  Nov 2014
8.0% 8%


Netherlands Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.00 8.00 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 7252.00 7230.00 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 9.70 9.80 13.50 4.80 percent [+]
Productivity 31.03 31.05 108.91 25.13 Index Points [+]
Wages 2245.00 2229.00 2245.00 1591.00 EUR [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 135.70 135.40 135.70 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 627.00 628.00 694.00 288.00 Thousand [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.20 Oct/14 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 4.70 Oct/14 4.90 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.50 Oct/14 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Aug/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Oct/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.20 May/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Oct/14 5.00 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 13.20 Oct/14 12.90 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Oct/14 3.60 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.78 Oct/14 5.08 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 8.00 Oct/14 8.00 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.10 Oct/14 4.90 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 Oct/14 3.50 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.67 Aug/14 24.47 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Oct/14 3.00 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.10 Aug/14 9.80 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.00 Sep/14 6.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.80 Oct/14 5.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]