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

Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Netherlands came in at 6.3 percent in May of 2016, down slightly from 6.4 percent in April, marking the lowest jobless rate since November 2012. There were 560 thousand people unemployed in May, compared to 572 thousand in a month earlier. In May 2015, jobless rate stood at 6.9 percent. Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.49 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. Unemployment Rate in Netherlands is reported by the Statistics Netherlands.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.30 6.40 7.90 3.60 2003 - 2016 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. Netherlands Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-21 05:30 AM Mar 6.4% 6.5% 6.4%
2016-05-19 05:30 AM Apr 6.4% 6.4% 6.4%
2016-06-16 05:30 AM May 6.3% 6.4% 6.4%
2016-07-15 05:30 AM Jun 6.3% 6.3%
2016-08-19 05:30 AM Jul 6.2%
2016-09-16 05:30 AM Aug 6.2%

Netherlands Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.30 6.40 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8375.00 8374.00 8439.00 6851.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 560.00 572.00 699.00 310.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.80 2.80 3.20 0.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.10 11.20 17.70 6.60 percent [+]
Productivity 31.97 31.36 95.24 26.50 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 104.49 99.54 117.97 66.63 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 153.00 136.30 256.70 81.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 2245.00 2229.00 2245.00 1591.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 109.10 109.10 109.10 59.10 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 1.70 1.79 4.71 0.44 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 1507.80 1507.80 1507.80 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 -0.10 0.50 1.20 -0.90 percent [+]
Employment Rate 74.30 74.50 77.60 63.50 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 4086.00 4092.40 4705.40 4016.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 4047.60 4060.70 4072.70 2816.80 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 1340.00 1370.00 1370.00 1340.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1010.00 1040.00 1040.00 1010.00 EUR/Month [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.20 64.40 67.10 61.70 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1570.00 1300.00 1570.00 1250.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2860.00 2800.00 2860.00 2760.00 EUR/Month [+]




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