Half of employees in the Netherlands work part-time jobs
New data from Statistics Netherlands (CBS) have revealed that nearly half of all employees in the Netherlands have part-time jobs. Young people aged between 15 and 24 work just 20 hours per week, on average.
4,5 million people in the Netherlands work part-time
Of the 9,4 million people with paying jobs in the Netherlands, just over 4,9 million work full-time, according to data from CBS. This means that 4,5 million employees - just under 50 percent of the entire workforce - work part-time.
The data also revealed the average working hours of employees in the Netherlands, with the average employee currently clocking in 32 hours per week, on average. This is brought down by young people aged between 15 and 24, who work just 20 hours a week. According to the data, people between 45 and 55 spend the most time at work.
Women more likely to work part-time
In the Netherlands, women are more likely to work part-time than men; there are 4,4 million women working in the Netherlands and 3 million work part-time. In comparison, only 1,4 million men work part-time, out of a workforce of 5 million.