The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched down to 3.1 percent in September 2021 from 3.2 percent a month earlier. The number of unemployed fell by 9 thousand to 292 thousand while employment rose by 22 thousand to 9.13 million in September. Meantime, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits declined by 4.7 thousand to 208 thousand in September. Meanwhile, the labor force participation went up to 71.9 percent in September, a new record in employment rate. source: Statistics Netherlands

Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.09 percent from 2003 until 2021, 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 October of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Netherlands is expected to be 3.60 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 3.30 percent in 2022 and 3.20 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Netherlands Unemployment Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-07-22 04:30 AM Jun 3.2% 3.3% 3.2%
2021-08-19 04:30 AM Jul 3.1% 3.2%
2021-09-16 04:30 AM Aug 3.2% 3.1% 3.1%
2021-10-21 04:30 AM Sep 3.1% 3.2% 3.2%
2021-11-18 05:30 AM Oct 3.1%
2021-12-16 05:30 AM Nov


News Stream
Dutch Jobless Rate Edges Down to 3.1% in September
The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched down to 3.1 percent in September 2021 from 3.2 percent a month earlier. The number of unemployed fell by 9 thousand to 292 thousand while employment rose by 22 thousand to 9.13 million in September. Meantime, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits declined by 4.7 thousand to 208 thousand in September. Meanwhile, the labor force participation went up to 71.9 percent in September, a new record in employment rate.
2021-10-21
Dutch Jobless Rate Edges Up to 3.2% in August
The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched up to 3.2 percent in August 2021 from 3.1 percent a month earlier. The number of unemployed increased by 12 thousand to 301 thousand while employment rose by 13 thousand to 9.11 million in August. Meantime, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits declined by 11.6 thousand to 212.7 thousand in August, lower than in February 2020, just before the corona crisis. At the end of February 2020, there were 240.2 thousand unemployment benefits. Meanwhile, the labor force participation went up to 71.8 percent in August, a new record in employment rate.
2021-09-16
Dutch Jobless Rate Lowest in 16 Months
The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched down to 3.1 percent in July 2021 from 3.2 percent a month earlier, pointing the lowest level since March 2020. The number of unemployed dropped by 8 thousand to 289 thousand while employment increased by 2 thousand to 9.07 million in July. Meantime, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits declined by 14 thousand to 224 thousand in July, lower than in February 2020, just before the corona crisis.
2021-08-19
Dutch Jobless Rate Edges Down to 15-Month Low
The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched down to 3.2 percent in June 2021 from 3.3 percent a month earlier, pointing the lowest level since March 2020. The number of unemployed dropped by 12 thousand to 297 thousand while employment increased by 54 thousand to 9.07 million in June. Meantime, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits declined by 11.3 thousand to 238 thousand in June.
2021-07-22

Netherlands Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Unemployment Rate 3.10 percent Sep/21 3.20 7.90 2.90
Employed Persons 9132.00 Thousand Sep/21 9110.00 9132.00 6851.00
Unemployed Persons 292.00 Thousand Sep/21 301.00 699.00 273.00
Productivity 103.30 points Jun/21 103.35 106.45 85.92
Job Vacancies 333.60 Thousand Jun/21 248.50 333.60 81.80
Wages in Manufacturing 124.40 points Sep/21 124.20 124.40 59.10
Wage Growth 2.02 percent Sep/21 2.03 4.71 0.44
Labor Force Participation Rate 71.90 percent Sep/21 71.80 71.90 67.40


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.