Netherlands Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Netherlands unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.09%, a 0.71% increase from 2019.
  • Netherlands unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.38%, a 0.45% decline from 2018.
  • Netherlands unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.83%, a 1.01% decline from 2017.
  • Netherlands unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.84%, a 1.17% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 16.85%
New Caledonia 16.52%
Spain 15.67%
Bahamas 14.41%
French Polynesia 13.81%
Barbados 12.79%
Uruguay 12.67%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 11.84%
Argentina 11.67%
Chile 11.51%
Puerto Rico 11.17%
Panama 10.23%
Canada 9.48%
Italy 9.31%
France 8.62%
Sweden 8.45%
Lithuania 8.43%
Brunei 8.37%
United States 8.31%
Saudi Arabia 8.22%
Latvia 8.19%
Channel Islands 8.16%
Finland 7.83%
Guam 7.51%
Cyprus 7.21%
Croatia 7.20%
Portugal 7.20%
Luxembourg 6.96%
Kuwait 6.79%
Slovak Republic 6.79%
Trinidad and Tobago 6.74%
Australia 6.61%
Estonia 6.46%
Belgium 6.01%
Ireland 5.92%
Hong Kong 5.80%
Austria 5.77%
Denmark 5.66%
Singapore 5.19%
Slovenia 5.17%
Iceland 5.01%
UAE 5.00%
Oman 4.97%
Switzerland 4.94%
Norway 4.62%
Israel 4.61%
New Zealand 4.55%
Hungary 4.35%
United Kingdom 4.34%
Germany 4.31%
Netherlands 4.09%
Malta 4.09%
Bahrain 4.09%
South Korea 4.07%
Poland 3.55%
Qatar 3.45%
Japan 2.97%
Czech Republic 2.94%
Macao 2.50%
Netherlands Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 4.09% 0.71%
2019 3.38% -0.45%
2018 3.83% -1.01%
2017 4.84% -1.17%
2016 6.01% -0.86%
2015 6.87% -0.55%
2014 7.42% 0.18%
2013 7.24% 1.42%
2012 5.82% 0.84%
2011 4.98% -0.01%
2010 4.99% 0.64%
2009 4.35% 0.70%
2008 3.65% -0.50%
2007 4.15% -0.85%
2006 5.00% -0.87%
2005 5.87% 1.22%
2004 4.65% 1.06%
2003 3.59% 1.04%
2002 2.55% 0.43%
2001 2.12% -0.61%
2000 2.73% -0.89%
1999 3.62% -0.77%
1998 4.39% -1.12%
1997 5.51% -0.91%
1996 6.42% -0.74%
1995 7.16% 0.00%
1994 7.16% 0.87%
1993 6.29% 0.73%
1992 5.56% -1.72%
1991 7.28% -1.72%