The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched down to 3.4 percent in April 2021 from 3.5 percent a month earlier, pointing the lowest level since April 2020. The number of unemployed dropped by 10 thousand to 316 thousand while employment increased by 4 thousand to 9 million in April. Meantime, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits declined by 16 thousand to 266 thousand in April. source: Statistics Netherlands

Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.13 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 June of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Netherlands is expected to be 3.70 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 4.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Netherlands Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 4.50 percent in 2022 and 4.20 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Netherlands Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.40 3.50 7.90 2.90 2003 - 2021 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-02-18 05:30 AM Jan 3.6% 3.9% 3.8%
2021-03-18 05:30 AM Feb 3.6% 3.6% 3.6%
2021-04-22 04:30 AM Mar 3.5% 3.6% 3.6%
2021-05-20 04:30 AM Apr 3.4% 3.5% 3.6%
2021-06-17 04:30 AM May 3.4% 3.4%
2021-07-22 04:30 AM Jun
2021-08-19 04:30 AM Jul
2021-09-16 04:30 AM Aug


News Stream
Dutch Jobless Rate Edges Down to a Year Low
The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched down to 3.4 percent in April 2021 from 3.5 percent a month earlier, pointing the lowest level since April 2020. The number of unemployed dropped by 10 thousand to 316 thousand while employment increased by 4 thousand to 9 million in April. Meantime, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits declined by 16 thousand to 266 thousand in April.
2021-05-20
Dutch Jobless Rate Edges Down to 11-Month Low
The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched down to 3.5 percent in March 2021 from 3.6 percent a month earlier, pointing the lowest level since last April. The number of unemployed dropped by 14 thousand to 326 thousand while employment decreased by 21 thousand to 9 million in March. Meantime, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits declined by four thousand to 282 thousand in March.
2021-04-22
Dutch Jobless Rate Stays at 8-Month Low
The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.6 percent in February 2021, unchanged from a month earlier, still pointing the lowest level since May. The number of unemployed increased by three thousand to 340 thousand while employment rose by 20 thousand to 9 million in February. Meantime, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits decreased by three thousand to 286 thousand in February.
2021-03-18
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

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.