The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment inched up to 3.3 percent in May 2022 from April's 25-month low of 3.2 percent, as the number of unemployed increased by 7 thousand from a month earlier to 323 thousand. Meanwhile, employment rose 28 thousand to a fresh record peak of 9.551 million, due to lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. On the other hand, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits fell by more than 10 thousand to 165 thousand. The labor force participation edged up to 74.7 percent from 74.6 in April. source: Statistics Netherlands

Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.08 percent from 2003 until 2022, 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 July of 2022.

Unemployment Rate in Netherlands is expected to be 3.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Netherlands Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 3.20 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Netherlands Unemployment Rate



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-19 04:30 AM Apr 3.2% 3.3% 3.3%
2022-06-16 04:30 AM May 3.3% 3.2% 3.2%
2022-07-21 04:30 AM Jun 3.3%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 3.30 3.20 percent May 2022
Employed Persons 9551.00 9528.00 Thousand May 2022
Unemployed Persons 323.00 316.00 Thousand May 2022
Productivity 104.83 104.63 points Mar 2022
Job Vacancies 448.20 376.40 Thousand Mar 2022
Wage Growth 2.84 2.75 percent May 2022
Wages in Manufacturing 126.70 126.70 points May 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 74.70 74.60 percent May 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.30 3.20 7.90 2.90 2003 - 2022 percent Monthly

News Stream
Dutch Jobless Rate Edges Up to 3.3% in May
The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment inched up to 3.3 percent in May 2022 from April's 25-month low of 3.2 percent, as the number of unemployed increased by 7 thousand from a month earlier to 323 thousand. Meanwhile, employment rose 28 thousand to a fresh record peak of 9.551 million, due to lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. On the other hand, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits fell by more than 10 thousand to 165 thousand. The labor force participation edged up to 74.7 percent from 74.6 in April.
2022-06-16
Dutch Jobless Rate Lowest in Over 2 Years
The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment inched down to 3.2 percent in April 2022 from 3.3 percent in the previous month, pointing to the lowest figure since March 2020. The number of unemployed fell by 11 thousand from a month earlier to 316 thousand while employment increased 38 thousand to a new record high of 9.528 million, amid further easing of COVID-19 restrictions. The labor force participation edged up to 74.6 percent from 74.5 in March.
2022-05-19
Dutch Jobless Rate Falls to 2-Year Low
The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment declined to 3.3 percent in March 2022 from 3.4 percent in the previous month, pointing to the lowest figure since March 2020. The number of unemployed dropped by 9 thousand from a month earlier to 327 thousand while employment went up 60 thousand to a fresh peak of 9.5 million, amid further easing of COVID-19 restrictions. At the same time, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits declined by 4 thousand to 184 thousand. The labor force participation increased to 74.5 percent from 74.1 in February.
2022-04-21