This is apparent from figures from the Labor Force Survey that Statistics Netherlands (CBS) will publish on Wednesday about the second quarter of 2021.
The number of people who want to work more hours has thus decreased by more than 50,000 compared to the second quarter of 2020, when the corona crisis hit the Netherlands hard.
Just under half of the group of people who indicate that they want to work more hours, 354,000 employees, now work less than 35 hours a week and will also be available to work more hours within two weeks. They can therefore really be seen as unused part-timers.
On average, this group now works 21 hours a week. They would like to get about 12 more hours. 40% of this group consists of people with a permanent contract, 35% of people with a flexible contract and a quarter of self-employed persons. Most are young: more than half are under 35 and have a secondary or higher education.
Most people (123,000) in the business economics and administrative sector indicate that they want to work more hours. This is about 7% of this profession.
Also in the health and welfare sector, about 111,000 people want to work more hours, which is about 8.5% of the workforce. At the same time, about 120,000 in this sector dream of fewer hours per week.
In service professions, about 113,000 people want to work more hours, about one in six working in this sector. These are, for example, cleaners, waiters and bar staff, professions that employers are eager for.
On the other hand, there is also a group of workers who would like to work fewer hours than they do now: 682,000 people.
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