Netherlands Unemployment Rate 2003-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Dutch seasonally adjusted unemployment fell to 4.5 percent in October of 2017, from 4.7 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest jobless rate since July 2009, as the number of unemployed declined by 18 thousand from a month earlier to 404 thousand while the number of employed increased 10 thousand to 8.636 thousand. Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.47 percent from 2003 until 2017, 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
2017-09-21 04:30 AM Unemployment Rate 4.7% 4.8% 4.8%
2017-10-19 04:30 AM Unemployment Rate 4.7% 4.7% 4.7%
2017-11-16 05:30 AM Unemployment Rate 4.5% 4.7% 4.7%
2017-12-21 05:30 AM Unemployment Rate 4.5% 4.5%
2018-01-18 05:30 AM Unemployment Rate
2018-02-15 05:30 AM Unemployment Rate


Netherlands Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.50 4.70 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8636.00 8626.00 8636.00 6851.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 404.00 422.00 699.00 310.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.00 2.20 3.20 0.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 7.90 8.50 17.70 6.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 115.10 99.40 117.60 66.60 Index Points [+]
Productivity 32.45 32.58 95.24 26.50 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 210.10 212.80 256.70 81.80 Thousand [+]
Minimum Wages 1551.60 1537.20 1551.60 1064.20 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 1.57 1.57 4.71 0.44 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 112.20 112.10 112.20 59.10 Index Points [+]
Population 17.08 16.98 17.08 11.42 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.75 65.50 65.75 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.75 65.50 65.75 65.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.20 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 Low Skilled 1670.00 1590.00 1670.00 1590.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2940.00 2830.00 2940.00 2810.00 EUR/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 4171.60 4173.70 4173.70 2816.80 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.50 0.60 1.20 -0.90 percent [+]
Employment Rate 75.70 75.10 77.60 63.50 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 4252.60 4186.30 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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.50 4.70 7.90 3.60 2003 - 2017 percent Monthly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.38 Sep/17
Brazil 12.20 Oct/17
Italy 11.10 Oct/17
Turkey 10.60 Sep/17
France 9.70 Sep/17
Euro Area 8.80 Oct/17
Canada 5.90 Nov/17
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17
Australia 5.40 Nov/17
Russia 5.10 Oct/17
Netherlands 4.50 Oct/17
United Kingdom 4.30 Oct/17
United States 4.10 Nov/17
China 3.95 Sep/17
South Korea 3.70 Nov/17
Germany 3.60 Oct/17
Mexico 3.50 Oct/17
India 3.46 Dec/16
Switzerland 3.10 Nov/17
Japan 2.80 Oct/17