Netherlands Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Netherlands unemployment rate for 2022 was 3.54%, a 0.67% decline from 2021.
  • Netherlands unemployment rate for 2021 was 4.21%, a 0.39% increase from 2020.
  • Netherlands unemployment rate for 2020 was 3.82%, a 0.44% increase from 2019.
  • Netherlands unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.38%, a 0.45% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
French Polynesia 13.10%
Spain 13.01%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 12.38%
New Caledonia 12.27%
Greece 12.16%
Bahamas 10.06%
Panama 8.79%
Barbados 8.20%
Italy 8.09%
Uruguay 7.84%
Chile 7.78%
France 7.45%
Sweden 7.36%
Brunei 7.20%
Cyprus 6.98%
Channel Islands 6.92%
Finland 6.80%
Croatia 6.75%
Argentina 6.49%
Latvia 6.43%
Guam 6.13%
Slovak Republic 6.09%
Puerto Rico 5.97%
Estonia 5.85%
Portugal 5.78%
Saudi Arabia 5.64%
Belgium 5.63%
Lithuania 5.57%
Canada 5.21%
Hong Kong 5.06%
Austria 4.71%
Luxembourg 4.70%
Ireland 4.36%
Switzerland 4.20%
Slovenia 4.18%
Denmark 4.17%
Trinidad and Tobago 3.98%
Iceland 3.81%
Australia 3.66%
United States 3.61%
United Kingdom 3.57%
Netherlands 3.54%
Israel 3.48%
Hungary 3.42%
New Zealand 3.25%
Norway 3.17%
Germany 2.99%
Malta 2.81%
South Korea 2.79%
Singapore 2.76%
UAE 2.75%
Japan 2.64%
Macao 2.63%
Poland 2.60%
Kuwait 2.48%
Czech Republic 2.37%
Oman 2.33%
Bahrain 1.40%
Qatar 0.10%
Netherlands Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 3.54% -0.67%
2021 4.21% 0.39%
2020 3.82% 0.44%
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%