Netherlands Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Netherlands unemployment rate for 2021 was 4.01%, a 0.19% 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.
  • Netherlands unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.83%, a 1.01% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
New Caledonia 16.57%
Greece 14.80%
Spain 14.73%
French Polynesia 14.39%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 13.27%
Bahamas 13.24%
Panama 12.09%
Argentina 10.90%
Uruguay 10.45%
Barbados 10.41%
Italy 9.83%
Chile 9.13%
Croatia 8.68%
Sweden 8.66%
Puerto Rico 8.27%
France 8.06%
Lithuania 7.90%
Brunei 7.65%
Latvia 7.60%
Finland 7.53%
Canada 7.51%
Channel Islands 7.37%
Saudi Arabia 7.36%
Guam 6.98%
Slovak Republic 6.74%
Portugal 6.65%
Ireland 6.63%
Belgium 6.42%
Estonia 6.33%
Austria 6.30%
Cyprus 6.13%
United States 5.46%
Iceland 5.40%
Switzerland 5.32%
Hong Kong 5.32%
Luxembourg 5.23%
Australia 5.11%
Israel 5.05%
Norway 4.99%
Trinidad and Tobago 4.81%
Denmark 4.80%
United Kingdom 4.53%
Slovenia 4.42%
New Zealand 4.12%
Hungary 4.12%
Netherlands 4.01%
Kuwait 3.71%
Singapore 3.62%
Germany 3.54%
South Korea 3.53%
Malta 3.50%
Poland 3.37%
UAE 3.36%
Oman 3.12%
Macao 3.01%
Czech Republic 2.89%
Japan 2.80%
Bahrain 1.87%
Qatar 0.26%
Netherlands Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 4.01% 0.19%
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%