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. source: Statistics Netherlands

Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.12 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 July 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. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Netherlands to stand at 3.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Netherlands Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 4.50 percent in 2022 and 4.20 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Netherlands Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.20 3.30 7.90 2.90 2003 - 2021 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-22 04:30 AM Mar 3.5% 3.6% 3.6%
2021-05-20 04:30 AM Apr 3.4% 3.5% 3.6%
2021-06-17 04:30 AM May 3.3% 3.4% 3.4%
2021-07-22 04:30 AM Jun 3.2% 3.3% 3.2%
2021-08-19 04:30 AM Jul 3.2%
2021-09-16 04:30 AM Aug
2021-10-21 04:30 AM Sep
2021-11-18 05:30 AM Oct


News Stream
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
Dutch Jobless Rate Edges Down to 14-Month Low
The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched down to 3.3 percent in May 2021 from 3.4 percent a month earlier, pointing the lowest level since March 2020. The number of unemployed dropped by 7 thousand to 309 thousand while employment increased by 4 thousand to 9 million in May. Meantime, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits declined by 16.8 thousand to 250 thousand in May.
2021-06-17
Dutch Jobless Rate Edges Down to a Year Low
The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched down to 3.4 percent in April 2021 from 3.5 percent a month earlier, pointing the lowest level since April 2020. The number of unemployed dropped by 10 thousand to 316 thousand while employment increased by 4 thousand to 9 million in April. Meantime, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits declined by 16 thousand to 266 thousand in April.
2021-05-20
Dutch Jobless Rate Edges Down to 11-Month Low
The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched down to 3.5 percent in March 2021 from 3.6 percent a month earlier, pointing the lowest level since last April. The number of unemployed dropped by 14 thousand to 326 thousand while employment decreased by 21 thousand to 9 million in March. Meantime, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits declined by four thousand to 282 thousand in March.
2021-04-22

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.