In the third quarter of 2006 there were 110 thousand more jobs for employees in the Netherlands than in the same quarter last year.
According to the most recent figures, unemployment – after adjustment for seasonal variation.
The number of people aged under 65 years claiming income support fell by nearly 11 thousand in the third quarter of 2006. This is the largest quarterly decrease since 1999.
Seasonally adjusted unemployment in the period August-October 2006 averaged 413 thousand, almost the same as in the period July-September 2006.
With 219 thousand, the seasonally corrected amount of unfilled job vacancies in the Netherlands hit a record high at the end of September 2006.
Seasonally corrected unemployment in the period July-September 2006 averaged 417 thousand.
In the second quarter of 2006 there were 83 thousand more jobs of employees than in the second quarter of 2005. This is a slightly bigger increase than in the first quarter of 2006.
The seasonally corrected unemployment figure in the period June-August 2006 averaged 400 thousand. This is 5 thousand less than in the period May-July 2006.
The number of welfare benefits paid to people aged under 65 in the second quarter of 2006 was down by nearly 5 thousand.
According to the latest figures there were on average 415 thousand people unemployed in the period May-July 2006.
The number of job vacancies in the Netherlands rose by 17 thousand in the second quarter of 2006.
In the first quarter of 2006 there were 35 thousand more jobs than in the last quarter of 2005.
An average 430 thousand people were unemployed in the Netherlands in the period March-May 2006.
The number of welfare benefits fell again in the first quarter of 2006. On 31 March 2006 there were 326 thousand people on welfare benefits, well over 2 thousand less than in the previous quarter.
After correction for seasonal effects, figures released today put the number of job vacancies in the first quarter of 2006 at 172 thousand.
There were on average 447 thousand people unemployed in the Netherlands in the period February-April 2006. The seasonally corrected figure was 427 thousand, 8 thousand less than in the period January-March 2006.
460 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in the first quarter of 2006.
There were slightly more jobs in the fourth quarter of 2005 than in the third quarter. After corrections for seasonal effects the number of employee jobs rose by 9 thousand.
An average 455 thousand people were unemployed in the Netherlands in the period December 2005-February 2006. After correction for seasonal effects the number comes to 452 thousand.
In 2005, the number of people in the Netherlands claiming the three most important types of social security benefits declined. The total number of labour disablement benefits dropped by over 60 thousand; income support benefits dropped by 11 thousand and unemployment benefits by 18 thousand.
The number of job vacancies remained high in the fourth quarter of 2005. After correction for seasonal effects, there 169 thousand job vacancies at the end of 2005.
In the period November 2005-January 2006, the unemployment figure in the Netherlands averaged 450 thousand. The seasonally adjusted figure stood at 460 thousand, a decrease by 8 thousand on the fourth quarter of 2005.
Unemployment among non-western foreigners in the Netherlands hardly rose in 2005. For native Dutch people, too, unemployment remained at about the same level.
In the fourth quarter of 2005 there were on average 447 thousand people unemployed in the Netherlands. The seasonally adjusted unemployed figure was 471 thousand, 9 thousand less than in the period September-November 2005.