In the third quarter of 2006 there were 84 thousand more jobs of employees than twelve months previously. This increase of 1.1 percent equals that in the first half of the year. It signifies a further recovery of employment. The Netherlands counted more than 7.6 million jobs in the third quarter of 2006.
Adjusted for seasonal effects, the number of jobs increased for the six quarter in a row. In the third quarter the growth rate for jobs was 0.3 percent up on the preceding quarter.
Growth rate jobs and economic growth