Dutch seasonally adjusted unemployment increased to 3.5 percent in August 2019 from 3.4 in the previous month. It was the highest jobless rate since January, as the number of unemployed rose 8 thousand to 321 thousand, while employment went up 4 thousand to 8.958 million. Meantime, the labor force participation was unchanged at 71.2 percent in August. Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.29 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 3.30 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 3.60 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
2019-06-20 04:30 AM Unemployment Rate May 3.3% 3.3% 3.3%
2019-07-18 04:30 AM Unemployment Rate Jun 3.4% 3.3% 3.3%
2019-08-15 04:30 AM Unemployment Rate Jul 3.4% 3.4% 3.4%
2019-09-19 04:30 AM Unemployment Rate Aug 3.5% 3.4% 3.4%
2019-10-17 04:30 AM Unemployment Rate Sep 3.5% 3.4%
2019-11-21 05:30 AM Unemployment Rate Oct 3.4%
2019-12-19 05:30 AM Unemployment Rate Nov 3.4%


Netherlands Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.50 3.40 7.90 3.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8958.00 8954.00 8958.00 6851.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 321.00 313.00 699.00 300.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.20 1.20 3.20 0.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 6.90 6.70 17.70 6.20 percent [+]
Labour Costs 118.70 105.20 118.70 66.60 Index Points [+]
Productivity 104.80 105.92 106.45 85.92 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 293.80 278.90 293.80 81.80 Thousand [+]
Minimum Wages 1635.60 1615.80 1635.60 1064.20 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 2.58 2.68 4.71 0.44 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 117.80 117.90 117.90 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 71.20 71.20 71.20 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 [+]
Part Time Employment 4356.30 4334.10 4356.30 2816.80 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1760.00 1690.00 1760.00 1630.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2920.00 2940.00 2940.00 2820.00 EUR/Month [+]
Employment Change 0.40 0.50 1.20 -0.90 percent [+]
Employment Rate 78.10 77.70 78.10 63.50 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 4323.10 4283.30 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 October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.50 3.40 7.90 3.30 2003 - 2019 percent Monthly




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