Netherlands Labor Force Participation Rate 1990-2022

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 2021 was 78.66%, a 9.89% increase from 2020.
  • Netherlands labor force participation rate for 2020 was 68.77%, a 1.27% decline from 2019.
  • Netherlands labor force participation rate for 2019 was 70.04%, a 1.14% increase from 2018.
  • Netherlands labor force participation rate for 2018 was 68.90%, a 0.53% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Netherlands 78.66%
Iceland 70.99%
Qatar 68.71%
Australia 68.29%
Switzerland 64.61%
New Zealand 63.20%
Canada 62.74%
Norway 61.23%
Denmark 59.86%
Austria 56.36%
United Kingdom 56.27%
Germany 55.34%
Sweden 54.01%
Finland 52.45%
Malta 51.73%
Bahamas 50.89%
United States 50.49%
Channel Islands 48.71%
Japan 48.31%
UAE 48.19%
Ireland 47.05%
Uruguay 46.00%
Macao 44.89%
Israel 44.81%
Guam 44.06%
New Caledonia 43.03%
Panama 42.99%
Barbados 42.47%
Estonia 41.25%
Bahrain 40.75%
Cyprus 40.31%
Trinidad and Tobago 39.86%
Hong Kong 39.20%
Brunei 39.18%
Singapore 39.14%
Argentina 38.71%
France 38.62%
French Polynesia 38.03%
Luxembourg 37.21%
Oman 36.20%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 35.17%
Lithuania 34.48%
Croatia 34.11%
Latvia 31.72%
Hungary 31.70%
Spain 31.36%
Poland 30.83%
Portugal 30.20%
Slovenia 29.99%
Belgium 29.45%
South Korea 28.23%
Czech Republic 26.82%
Slovak Republic 26.00%
Chile 25.60%
Kuwait 25.55%
Italy 24.76%
Saudi Arabia 23.33%
Puerto Rico 21.40%
Greece 20.22%
Netherlands Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 78.66% 9.89%
2020 68.77% -1.27%
2019 70.04% 1.14%
2018 68.90% 0.53%
2017 68.37% 0.16%
2016 68.21% -0.26%
2015 68.47% 1.12%
2014 67.35% -1.85%
2013 69.20% 0.00%
2012 69.21% 1.11%
2011 68.09% -0.17%
2010 68.26% -1.77%
2009 70.04% -0.29%
2008 70.33% 0.75%
2007 69.58% 2.39%
2006 67.19% -0.15%
2005 67.34% -4.69%
2004 72.02% -1.57%
2003 73.59% -0.35%
2002 73.94% 0.35%
2001 73.59% 1.43%
2000 72.16% 4.45%
1999 67.71% 1.60%
1998 66.12% 3.03%
1997 63.09% 1.97%
1996 61.12% -0.91%
1995 62.02% 1.41%
1994 60.61% 0.11%
1993 60.50% -0.43%
1992 60.94% 0.58%
1991 60.35% 0.75%
1990 59.60% 0.75%