Netherlands Labor Force Participation Rate 1990-2021

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24 is the proportion of the population ages 15-24 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Netherlands labor force participation rate for 2019 was 69.92%, a 1.08% increase from 2018.
  • Netherlands labor force participation rate for 2018 was 68.84%, a 0.49% increase from 2017.
  • Netherlands labor force participation rate for 2017 was 68.35%, a 0.13% increase from 2016.
  • Netherlands labor force participation rate for 2016 was 68.22%, a 0.23% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Iceland 77.55%
Netherlands 69.92%
Australia 67.64%
Switzerland 66.47%
Canada 64.65%
New Zealand 63.79%
Qatar 63.68%
Denmark 61.00%
United Kingdom 56.36%
Austria 56.09%
Norway 55.68%
Bahamas 55.38%
Sweden 55.34%
Guam 55.07%
Malta 54.12%
Finland 53.90%
UAE 53.41%
United States 52.37%
Germany 51.40%
Uruguay 48.88%
Japan 48.85%
Channel Islands 48.48%
Ireland 47.02%
Israel 46.85%
Macao 46.61%
New Caledonia 46.42%
Barbados 45.34%
Panama 44.82%
Estonia 44.29%
Singapore 42.44%
Hong Kong 41.59%
Bahrain 41.17%
Trinidad and Tobago 40.04%
Cyprus 39.61%
French Polynesia 39.49%
Argentina 38.44%
Brunei 38.24%
Lithuania 37.61%
France 37.60%
Oman 37.22%
Latvia 36.28%
Poland 35.81%
Slovenia 35.81%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 35.13%
Luxembourg 34.80%
Portugal 34.58%
Croatia 34.07%
Spain 33.55%
Chile 32.39%
Hungary 32.03%
Belgium 30.91%
Slovak Republic 29.77%
Czech Republic 29.71%
South Korea 28.09%
Kuwait 26.27%
Italy 26.04%
Greece 23.40%
Puerto Rico 19.85%
Saudi Arabia 19.06%
Netherlands Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 69.92% 1.08%
2018 68.84% 0.49%
2017 68.35% 0.13%
2016 68.22% -0.23%
2015 68.45% 1.18%
2014 67.27% -1.80%
2013 69.07% -0.03%
2012 69.10% 1.07%
2011 68.03% -0.25%
2010 68.28% -1.79%
2009 70.07% -0.28%
2008 70.35% 0.73%
2007 69.62% 2.40%
2006 67.22% -0.08%
2005 67.30% -4.63%
2004 71.93% -1.49%
2003 73.42% -0.26%
2002 73.68% 0.25%
2001 73.43% 1.26%
2000 72.17% 4.41%
1999 67.76% 1.41%
1998 66.35% 3.01%
1997 63.34% 2.09%
1996 61.25% -0.45%
1995 61.70% 1.59%
1994 60.11% 0.18%
1993 59.93% -0.57%
1992 60.50% 0.31%
1991 60.19% 0.43%
1990 59.76% 0.43%