The Netherland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate ticked lower to 3.7 percent in October 2022 from an 8-month high of 3.8 percent in September. The number of unemployed fell by 17 thousand to its lowest in three months of 365 thousand, while employment grew by 43 thousand to 9.60 million. Meantime, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits edged down to 150 thousand from 152 thousand a month earlier. The labor force participation rate rose to 75.1 percent from 75.0 percent previously. source: Statistics Netherlands

Unemployment Rate in Netherlands averaged 5.05 percent from 2003 until 2022, 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 December of 2022.

Unemployment Rate in Netherlands is expected to be 4.40 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 4.30 percent in 2023 and 3.60 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Netherlands Unemployment Rate



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-10-20 04:30 AM Sep 3.8% 3.8% 3.9%
2022-11-17 05:30 AM Oct 3.7% 3.8% 3.9%
2022-12-15 05:30 AM Nov 3.7% 3.8%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 3.70 3.80 percent Oct 2022
Employed Persons 9605.00 9562.00 Thousand Oct 2022
Unemployed Persons 365.00 382.00 Thousand Oct 2022
Productivity 103.59 104.59 points Sep 2022
Job Vacancies 451.90 479.80 Thousand Sep 2022
Wages in Manufacturing 128.30 128.30 points Nov 2022
Wage Growth 3.55 3.47 percent Nov 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 75.10 75.00 percent Oct 2022

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
3.70 3.80 7.90 2.90 2003 - 2022 percent Monthly

News Stream
Dutch Jobless Rate Inches Lower
The Netherland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate ticked lower to 3.7 percent in October 2022 from an 8-month high of 3.8 percent in September. The number of unemployed fell by 17 thousand to its lowest in three months of 365 thousand, while employment grew by 43 thousand to 9.60 million. Meantime, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits edged down to 150 thousand from 152 thousand a month earlier. The labor force participation rate rose to 75.1 percent from 75.0 percent previously.
2022-11-17
Dutch Jobless Rate Steady at 8-Month High
The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment stood at 3.8 percent in September 2022, unchanged from the previous month. The figure was the highest jobless rate in eight months, as the number of unemployed was up by 4 thousand from a month earlier to a 11-month high of 382 thousand while employment increased 20 thousand to 9.562 million. At the same time, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits was unchanged at 152 thousand. The labor force participation was unchanged at 75.0%.
2022-10-20
Dutch Jobless Rate Rises to 8-Month High
The Netherlands' seasonally adjusted unemployment climbed to an eight-month high of 3.8 percent in August 2022 from 3.6 percent in the previous month. The number of unemployed was up by 25 thousand from a month earlier to a 10-month high of 378 thousand while employment was down 5 thousand to 9.542 million. At the same time, the number of people claiming unemployment benefits decreased by 5 thousand to 152 thousand. The labor force participation rate went up to 75.0 percent from 74.8 in July.
2022-09-15