Netherlands: unemployed labor force 2008-2018

This statistic displays the unemployed labor force in the Netherlands from 2008 to 2018 (in thousands). It shows that in 2015, the number of unemployed people decreased for the first time since 2008. In 2018, approximately 386,000 people were unemployed.

Unemployed labor force in the Netherlands from 2008 to 2018

People in thousands
2008357
2009434
2010479
2011473
2012560
2013708
2014709
2015680
2016581
2017471
2018386
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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The source defines the unemployed labor force (15-64 years) as: "Persons who have accepted work for at least 12 hours a week, or willing to work at least 12 hours a week, who are available and actively seeking work for at least 12 hours a week."

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