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Netherlands

Netherlands Labor Stats

Definitions

  • Agricultural workers > Male: Proportion of employed males engaged in the agricultural sector. Employment by economic activity (%) (most recent year available between 1995 and 2001). Note: As a result of a number of limitations in the data, comparisons of labour statistics over time and across countries should be made with caution. For detailed notes on the data see ILO (2002. Estimates and Projections of the Economically Active Population, 1950-2010, 4th ed., rev. 2. Database. Geneva; 2002. Key Indicators of the Labour Market 2001-2002. February 2002; and 2002. Laboursta Database. February 2002). The percentage shares of employment by economic activity may not sum to 100 because of rounding or the omission of activities not classified.
  • Employment rate > Adults: Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15 and older are generally considered the working-age population.
  • Expense > Current LCU: Expense (current LCU). Expense is cash payments for operating activities of the government in providing goods and services. It includes compensation of employees (such as wages and salaries), interest and subsidies, grants, social benefits, and other expenses such as rent and dividends.
  • Hours worked > Standard workweek: Standard workweek (hours).
  • Labor force: The total labor force figure
  • Labor force > By occupation: Component parts of the labor force by occupation.
  • Labor force > By occupation > Agriculture: This entry lists the percentage distribution of the labor force by occupation. The distribution will total less than 100 percent if the data are incomplete.
  • Labor force > By occupation > Industry: This entry lists the percentage distribution of the labor force by occupation. The distribution will total less than 100 percent if the data are incomplete.
  • Labor force > By occupation > Services: This entry lists the percentage distribution of the labor force by occupation. The distribution will total less than 100 percent if the data are incomplete.
  • Labor force, total: Labor force, total. Total labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who meet the International Labour Organization definition of the economically active population: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes both the employed and the unemployed. While national practices vary in the treatment of such groups as the armed forces and seasonal or part-time workers, in general the labor force includes the armed forces, the unemployed, and first-time job-seekers, but excludes homemakers and other unpaid caregivers and workers in the informal sector.
  • Rigidity of employment index: The rigidity of employment index measures the regulation of employment, specifically the hiring and firing of workers and the rigidity of working hours. This index is the average of three subindexes: a difficulty of hiring index, a rigidity of hours index, and a difficulty of firing index. The index ranges from 0 to 100, with higher values indicating more rigid regulations.
  • Salaries and benefits > Hourly minimum wage: Hourly minimum wage at international USD (this means that discrepancies in purchasing power have been compensated for).
  • Salaries and benefits > Minimum wage: Minimum wage.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Trade union membership: Union members as % of all employees. Figures are for 2000.
  • Unemployment rate: The percent of the labor force that is without jobs. Substantial underemployment might be noted.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Agricultural workers > Male 4% 2010 67th out of 78
Employment rate > Adults 59.3 2008 73th out of 165
Expense > Current LCU 268.14 billion 2011 55th out of 104
Hours worked > Standard workweek 40 hours 2014 167th out of 183
Labor force 7.86 million 2010 50th out of 116
Labor force > By occupation agriculture 4%, industry 23%, services 73% 1998
Labor force > By occupation > Agriculture 3% 2005 39th out of 48
Labor force > By occupation > Industry 21% 2005 28th out of 44
Labor force > By occupation > Services 76% 2005 5th out of 43
Labor force, total 11.58 million 2012 46th out of 182
Rigidity of employment index 42 2006 69th out of 165
Salaries and benefits > Hourly minimum wage $8.53 2013 7th out of 37
Salaries and benefits > Minimum wage url= http://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/minimumloon/vraag-en-antwoord/hoe-hoog-is-het-minimumloon.html |title=Hoe hoog is het minimumloon? | Vraag en antwoord |publisher=Rijksoverheid.nl |date=2012-12-20 |accessdate=2014-03-04}}</ref> 2014
Trade union membership 25% 2000 13th out of 18
Unemployment rate 5.5% 2010 70th out of 91

SOURCES: ILO (International Labour Organization). 2002. Key Indicators of the Labour Market 2001-2002. February 2002; International Labour Organisation, Key Indicators of the Labour Market database.; International Monetary Fund, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook and data files. World Bank World Development Indicators.; Wikipedia: List of minimum wages by country (Countries) ("Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013" . State.gov . Retrieved 2014-03-04 .); CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; International Labour Organization, Key Indicators of the Labour Market database.; World Development Indicators database; Wikipedia: List of minimum wages by country (Countries); Figures are from the OECD. The figures are from EIRO for France, Ireland and Italy

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  • Netherlands has had the highest part time > part time employment rate > women since 1985.
  • Netherlands ranked first for labor force, total per 1000 amongst Europe in 2012.
  • Netherlands has had the highest employment > underemployment > working less than 20 hours per week > women > aged above 14 since 1987.
  • Netherlands ranked first for employment rate > young adults amongst European Union in 2008.
  • Netherlands has had the highest part time employment rate > women > aged above 14 since 1985.
  • Netherlands ranked first for employment rate > adults amongst Eurozone in 2008.