Netherlands Unemployment Rate  2003-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Dutch seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at a nine-year low of 3.9 percent in June of 2018, unchanged from the previous three months. The number of unemployed increased by 2 thousand from a month earlier to 354 thousand while employment rose by 15 thousand to 8.76 million. Also, the labour force participation rate edged up by 0.1 percentage points to 70.5 percent. Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.40 percent from 2003 until 2018, 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-05-17 04:30 AM Unemployment Rate 3.9% 3.9% 4%
2018-06-21 04:30 AM Unemployment Rate 3.9% 3.9% 3.9%
2018-07-19 04:30 AM Unemployment Rate 3.9% 3.9% 3.9%
2018-08-16 04:30 AM Unemployment Rate 3.9% 3.8%
2018-09-20 04:30 AM Unemployment Rate 3.7%
2018-10-18 04:30 AM Unemployment Rate 3.8%


Netherlands Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.90 3.90 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8762.00 8747.00 8762.00 6851.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 354.00 352.00 699.00 310.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.60 1.70 3.20 0.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 7.20 6.90 17.70 6.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 101.90 104.10 117.60 66.60 Index Points [+]
Productivity 32.80 32.61 95.24 26.50 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 237.80 218.60 256.70 81.80 Thousand [+]
Minimum Wages 1578.00 1565.40 1578.00 1064.20 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 1.74 1.65 4.71 0.44 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 113.60 113.40 113.60 59.10 Index Points [+]
Population 17.12 17.08 17.12 11.42 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 65.75 66.00 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 65.75 66.00 65.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.90 64.00 67.10 61.70 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 1450.00 1470.00 1470.00 1450.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1080.00 1070.00 1080.00 1030.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2940.00 2830.00 2940.00 2810.00 EUR/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 4225.60 4228.70 4228.70 2816.80 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1670.00 1590.00 1670.00 1590.00 EUR/Month [+]
Employment Change 0.80 0.70 1.20 -0.90 percent [+]
Employment Rate 76.20 76.30 77.60 63.50 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 4207.70 4210.20 4705.40 4016.00 Thousand [+]


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. 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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.90 3.90 7.90 3.60 2003 - 2018 percent Monthly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.74 Mar/18
Brazil 12.70 May/18
Italy 10.70 May/18
Turkey 9.60 Apr/18
France 9.20 Mar/18
Euro Area 8.40 May/18
Canada 6.00 Jun/18
Australia 5.40 Jun/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.70 Jun/18
United Kingdom 4.20 May/18
United States 4.00 Jun/18
Netherlands 3.90 Jun/18
China 3.89 Mar/18
South Korea 3.70 Jun/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 May/18
Mexico 3.20 May/18
Switzerland 2.40 Jun/18
Japan 2.20 May/18


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