Dutch seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.7 percent in October 2018, unchanged from the previous month. It remained the lowest jobless rate since January 2009, as the number of unemployed dropped by 6 thousand to 337 thousand while employment increased by 8 thousand to 8.84 million. Meantime, the labour force participation stood at 70.8 percent in October, the same as in September. Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.38 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
2018-09-20 04:30 AM Unemployment Rate 3.9% 3.8% 3.7%
2018-10-18 04:30 AM Unemployment Rate 3.7% 3.9% 3.8%
2018-11-15 05:30 AM Unemployment Rate 3.7% 3.7% 4%
2018-12-20 05:30 AM Unemployment Rate 3.7% 4%


Netherlands Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.70 3.70 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8836.00 8828.00 8836.00 6851.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 337.00 343.00 699.00 310.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.60 1.60 3.20 0.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 7.50 7.70 17.70 6.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 115.30 101.90 117.60 66.60 Index Points [+]
Productivity 34.10 32.80 95.24 26.50 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 260.60 237.80 260.60 81.80 Thousand [+]
Minimum Wages 1594.20 1578.00 1594.20 1064.20 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 2.27 2.09 4.71 0.44 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 114.60 114.50 114.60 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 64.20 63.90 67.10 61.70 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 1560.00 1490.00 1560.00 1420.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1120.00 1040.00 1120.00 965.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2920.00 2940.00 2940.00 2820.00 EUR/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 4291.90 4225.60 4291.90 2816.80 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1760.00 1690.00 1760.00 1630.00 EUR/Month [+]
Employment Change 0.50 0.70 1.20 -0.90 percent [+]
Employment Rate 77.00 76.20 77.60 63.50 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 4226.40 4207.70 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.70 3.70 7.90 3.60 2003 - 2018 percent Monthly




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