Dutch seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.3 percent in April 2019, unchanged from the previous month. It remained the lowest jobless rate since series began in January 2003, as the number of unemployed dropped by 7 thousand from the prior month to 300 thousand, while employment increased 8 thousand to 8.924 million. Meanwhile, the labour force participation rate remained unchanged at 71 percent. Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.32 percent from 2003 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 7.90 percent in February of 2014 and a record low of 3.30 percent in March of 2019.

Unemployment Rate in Netherlands is expected to be 3.40 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 3.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Netherlands Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 4.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-21 05:30 AM Unemployment Rate 3.6% 3.6% 3.7%
2019-03-21 05:30 AM Unemployment Rate 3.4% 3.6% 3.6%
2019-04-18 04:30 AM Unemployment Rate 3.3% 3.4% 3.4%
2019-05-16 04:30 AM Unemployment Rate 3.3% 3.3% 3.3%
2019-06-20 04:30 AM Unemployment Rate 3.3% 3.5%
2019-07-18 04:30 AM Unemployment Rate 3.4%
2019-08-15 04:30 AM Unemployment Rate 3.4%


Netherlands Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.30 3.30 7.90 3.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8924.00 8916.00 8924.00 6851.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 300.00 307.00 699.00 300.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.20 1.30 3.20 0.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 6.40 6.40 17.70 6.40 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.30 101.60 116.20 66.60 Index Points [+]
Productivity 105.11 104.85 106.45 85.92 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 254.90 258.30 260.60 81.80 Thousand [+]
Minimum Wages 1615.80 1594.20 1615.80 1064.20 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 2.34 2.16 4.71 0.44 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 116.20 115.90 116.20 59.10 Index Points [+]
Population 17.12 17.08 17.12 11.42 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 65.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 71.00 71.00 71.10 67.40 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 4323.50 4289.60 4323.50 2816.80 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1760.00 1690.00 1760.00 1630.00 EUR/Month [+]
Employment Change 0.60 0.70 1.20 -0.90 percent [+]
Employment Rate 77.90 77.70 77.90 63.50 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 4299.40 4309.00 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 May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.30 3.30 7.90 3.30 2003 - 2019 percent Monthly




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