The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment inched up to 3.8 percent in December 2021 from 3.7 percent in the previous month (based on a new measurement method). The number of unemployed increased by 10 thousand from a month earlier to 369 thousand while employment rose by 4 thousand to a record high of 9.4 million. At the same time, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits increased by 2.5 thousand to 192 thousand. The labor force participation was unchanged at 71.2 percent. source: Statistics Netherlands

Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.06 percent from 2003 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 7.90 percent in February of 2014 and a record low of 2.70 percent in November of 2021. 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 January of 2022.

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. In the long-term, the Netherlands Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 3.20 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Netherlands Unemployment Rate


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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.80 3.70 7.90 2.90 2003 - 2021 percent Monthly

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-12-16 05:30 AM Nov 2.7% 2.9% 2.9%
2022-01-20 05:30 AM Dec 3.8% 3.7% 2.9%
2022-02-17 05:30 AM Jan 3.8%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 3.80 3.70 percent Dec/21
Employed Persons 9380.00 9376.00 Thousand Dec/21
Unemployed Persons 369.00 359.00 Thousand Dec/21
Productivity 104.19 103.30 points Sep/21
Job Vacancies 376.30 333.60 Thousand Sep/21
Wages in Manufacturing 124.40 124.40 points Dec/21
Wage Growth 2.02 1.94 percent Dec/21
Labor Force Participation Rate 71.20 71.20 percent Dec/21


News Stream
Dutch Jobless Rate Edges Up to 3.8%
The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment inched up to 3.8 percent in December 2021 from 3.7 percent in the previous month (based on a new measurement method). The number of unemployed increased by 10 thousand from a month earlier to 369 thousand while employment rose by 4 thousand to a record high of 9.4 million. The labor force participation was unchanged at 71.2 percent..
2022-01-20
Dutch Jobless Rate Falls to Record Low
The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 2.7 percent in November 2021 from 2.9 percent in the previous month, pointing to the lowest figure since the survey began in 2003. The number of unemployed fell by 17 thousand from a month earlier to 251 thousand while employment rose by 33 thousand to a record high of 9.2 million. At the same time, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits declined by 9.9 thousand to 189.2 thousand.
2021-12-16
Dutch Jobless Rate Down to Pre-Pandemic Level
The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 2.9 percent in October 2021 from 3.1 percent in the previous month, pointing to the lowest figure since February 2020, just before the start of the corona crisis. The number of unemployed fell by 15 thousand from a month earlier to 277 thousand while employment rose by 29 thousand to 9.16 million. At the same time, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits declined by 9 thousand to 199 thousand. The labor force participation went up to a fresh peak of 72.0 percent from 71.9 in September.
2021-11-18