Employed labor force in the Netherlands 2018-2019

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

by Brigitte van de Pas, last edited Jun 21, 2019
Employed labor force in the Netherlands 2018-2019 In May 2019, the employed labor force in the Netherlands amounted to roughly 7.8 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 12.6 million, of which the majority (7.8 million) were employed in the Netherlands. By comparison, Belgium’s employed population was roughly 4.6 million, and Luxembourg employed approximately 267,000 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 2017, and in neighboring country Belgium it stood at over seven percent that year. It is however forecast that the unemployment rate in Belgium will also decrease in the next two years, 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 May 2018 to May 2019 (in 1,000s)

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Labor forceSeasonally adjusted labor force*
May '197,8017,814
Apr '197,7777,814
Mar '197,7697,813
Feb '197,7487,804
Jan '197,7307,790
Dec '187,7547,776
Nov '187,7747,775
Oct '187,7607,754
Sep '187,7437,745
Aug '187,8067,719
Jul '187,7977,692
Jun '187,7137,677
May '187,6427,654
Labor forceSeasonally adjusted labor force*
May '197,8017,814
Apr '197,7777,814
Mar '197,7697,813
Feb '197,7487,804
Jan '197,7307,790
Dec '187,7547,776
Nov '187,7747,775
Oct '187,7607,754
Sep '187,7437,745
Aug '187,8067,719
Jul '187,7977,692
Jun '187,7137,677
May '187,6427,654
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by Brigitte van de Pas, last edited Jun 21, 2019
In May 2019, the employed labor force in the Netherlands amounted to roughly 7.8 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 12.6 million, of which the majority (7.8 million) were employed in the Netherlands. By comparison, Belgium’s employed population was roughly 4.6 million, and Luxembourg employed approximately 267,000 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 2017, and in neighboring country Belgium it stood at over seven percent that year. It is however forecast that the unemployment rate in Belgium will also decrease in the next two years, 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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