Employed labor force in the Netherlands 2018-2019

Employed labor force in the Netherlands from September 2018 to September 2019 (in 1,000s)

by Brigitte van de Pas, last edited Oct 17, 2019
Employed labor force in the Netherlands 2018-2019 In September 2019, the employed labor force in the Netherlands amounted to roughly 7.9 million individuals. This was an increase in comparison to the same month in the previous year. Of the employed population, roughly 4.2 million were male and the remainder were female.
 Employed population in the Benelux 

  The Netherlands’ employed population was significantly higher than that of Belgium and Luxembourg combined. The employed population in the entire Benelux amounted to roughly 12.8 million, of which the majority (7.9 million) were employed in the Netherlands. By comparison, Belgium’s employed population was roughly 4.6 million, and Luxembourg employed approximately 275,000 people.

Lowest unemployment rate in the Benelux

  In 2017, unemployment in the Netherlands was just under five percent. According to a recent forecast, unemployment is expected to decrease in the next few years, reaching 3.6 percent in 2020. Of the three Benelux countries, the Netherlands had the lowest unemployment rate. Unemployment in Luxembourg was 5.5 percent in 2018, and in neighboring country Belgium it stood at six percent that year. It is however forecast that the unemployment rate in Belgium will also decrease in the year, to just under six percent in 2019. A similar trend is expected for Luxembourg’s unemployment rate, which is forecast to reach 5.2 in 2020.
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Employed labor force in the Netherlands from September 2018 to September 2019 (in 1,000s)

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