Unemployment in the period August – October was 31 thousand down on the same period last year. With 22 thousand, the most substantial decrease was recorded in the 25-44 age group. Unemployment also decreased among over-45s.
An average 3.6 percent of the total Dutch labour force was unemployed in the period August - October, compared with 4.0 percent in the period August - October 2007. With 4,3 percent, female unemployment was noticeably higher than male unemployment (3.0 percent).
Unemployment, seasonally adjusted