The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent in January 2021 from 3.9 percent a month earlier, pointing to the lowest level since May. The number of unemployed fell by 31 thousand to 337 thousand while employment rose by 25 thousand to 9 million in January. Meantime, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits increased by three thousand to 289 thousand in January. source: Statistics Netherlands

Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.16 percent from 2003 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 7.90 percent in February of 2014 and a record low of 2.90 percent in February of 2020. This page provides - Netherlands Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Netherlands Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Netherlands is expected to be 5.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Netherlands to stand at 5.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Netherlands Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 4.40 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Netherlands Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.60 3.90 7.90 2.90 2003 - 2021 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-19 05:30 AM Oct 4.3% 4.4% 4.6%
2020-12-17 05:30 AM Nov 4% 4.3% 4.5%
2021-01-21 05:30 AM Dec 3.9% 4% 4%
2021-02-18 05:30 AM Jan 3.6% 3.9% 3.8%
2021-03-18 05:30 AM Feb 3.6%
2021-04-22 04:30 AM Mar
2021-05-20 04:30 AM Apr
2021-06-17 04:30 AM May


News Stream
Dutch Jobless Rate Falls to 8-Month Low
The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent in January 2021 from 3.9 percent a month earlier, pointing to the lowest level since May. The number of unemployed fell by 31 thousand to 337 thousand while employment rose by 25 thousand to 9 million in January. Meantime, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits increased by three thousand to 289 thousand in January.
2021-02-18
Dutch Jobless Rate Falls to 7-Month Low
The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched lower to 3.9 percent in December 2020 from 4.0 percent a month earlier, pointing to the lowest reading since May. The number of unemployed fell by 10 thousand to 368 thousand while employment edged up to 9 million from 8.98 million in November. Meantime, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits increased by nine thousand to 286 thousand in December.
2021-01-21
Dutch Jobless Rate Falls to 6-Month Low of 4%
The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 4.0 percent in November 2020 from 4.3 percent in the previous month, pointing to the lowest reading since May. The number of unemployed fell by 28 thousand to 378 thousand, while employment rose to 8.98 million from 8.95 million in October. Meantime, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits decreased by 2 thousand to 276 thousand in November.
2020-12-17
Dutch Jobless Rate Edges Down to 4-Month Low
The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in October 2020 from 4.4 percent in the previous month, pointing to the lowest reading since June. The number of unemployed fell by 7 thousand to 406 thousand, while employment rose to 8.95 million from 8.91 million in September. Meantime, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits was unchanged at 278 thousand in October.
2020-11-19

Netherlands Unemployment Rate
In Netherlands, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.