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

Unemployment Rate in Netherlands decreased to 6.80 percent in July from 6.90 percent in June of 2015. It is the lowest figure since February of 2013. Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.42 percent from 2003 until 2015, 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.

Netherlands Unemployment Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.80 6.90 7.90 3.60 2003 - 2015 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 Friday, August 28, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-06-18 08:30 AM May 6.9% 7.0% 6.9%
2015-07-16 08:30 AM Jun 6.9% 6.9% 6.8%
2015-08-20 08:30 AM Jul 6.8% 6.9% 6.9%
2015-09-18 08:30 AM Aug 6.8% 6.7%
2015-10-16 08:30 AM Sep 6.7%
2015-11-20 08:30 AM Oct 6.7%


Dutch Unemployment Rate Keeps Falling


The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Netherlands decreased to 6.8 percent in July of 2015 from 6.9 percent in the previous two months reaching the lowest since February of 2013.

The number of unemployed persons fell by 8,000 to 603,000 in July. A year earlier, the figure was 648,000.

Employment remained steady at 8299 thousand. Year-on-year, it went up 1.13 percent. 

Meanwhile, the labor force participation rate was flat at 70.2 in July but increased slightly from 7.1 percent in the previous year. 

In July of 2014, the unemployment rate was recorded at 7.3 percent.

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
8/20/2015 10:15:14 AM


Recent Releases

Dutch Unemployment Rate Steady in June
The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Netherlands was unchanged at 6.9 percent in June, the same as in May and the lowest since March of 2013.
Published on 2015-07-16

Netherlands Unemployment Rate Falls in May
The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Netherlands decreased to 6.9 percent in May from 7 percent in the previous two months. It is the lowest figure since March of 2013.
Published on 2015-06-18

Dutch Unemployment Rate Steady in April
The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Netherlands was unchanged at a 2-year low of 7 percent in April of 2015, the same as in March.
Published on 2015-05-21

Netherlands Unemployment Rate at 2-Year Low
Dutch seasonally adjusted jobless rate decreased slightly to 7 percent in March of 2015, from 7.1 percent in February. It is the lowest rate since April of 2013 when it was recorded at 7 percent.
Published on 2015-04-16


Netherlands Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.80 6.90 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8299.00 8299.00 8439.00 6851.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 136.50 127.00 256.70 81.80 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.20 3.00 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.30 11.10 17.70 6.60 percent [+]
Productivity 31.50 31.71 95.24 26.62 Index Points [+]
Wages 2245.00 2229.00 2245.00 1591.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 107.50 107.20 107.50 59.10 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 100.84 105.83 118.81 66.63 Index Points [+]
Population 16.90 16.78 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 [+]
Minimum Wages 1501.80 1495.20 1501.80 1064.20 EUR/Month [+]
Unemployed Persons 603.00 611.00 699.00 310.00 Thousand [+]
Wage Growth 1.53 1.24 4.71 0.44 percent [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.30 Jul/15 6.00 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 7.50 Jul/15 6.90 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Jul/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.04 Jun/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.10 Jun/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Mar/15 10.40 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jun/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.81 Mar/15 5.94 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.70 Jun/15 12.50 13.00 5.80 percent [+]
Japan 3.30 Jul/15 3.40 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.72 Jul/15 4.41 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.80 Jul/15 6.90 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.30 Jul/15 5.40 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.70 Jul/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 22.37 Jun/15 23.78 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Jul/15 3.10 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 9.30 May/15 9.60 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 Jun/15 5.60 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.30 Jul/15 5.30 10.80 2.50 percent [+]