Continuous job growth accelerates

The number of jobs of employees was 166 thousand higher in the fourth quarter of 2006 than in the same period one year previously. The increase was 2.2 percent. This signifies an acceleration in the recovery of employment.

The development of employment is affected by seasonal developments. After adjustment for these effects, the number of jobs was 0.7 percent up on the third quarter of 2006.

The number of jobs in the Netherlands amounted to over 7.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2006. This includes part-time as well as full-time jobs. In terms of full-time equivalents (fte), the number was just over 5.8 million.

The data in the text above have been adjusted from those published on 13 February 2007. The figures have been adjusted to the National Accounts 2006.

Growth rate jobs and economic growth

Growth rate jobs and economic growth