The number of jobs of employees was 95 thousand higher in the fourth quarter of 2008 than one year previously; this is a 1.2 percent increase. Job growth in the third quarter was 1.4 percent. Employment has grown continuously since 2005. The pace of job growth is slowing down, though.
Obviously, employment is subject to seasonal variation. After correction for seasonal effects, the number of jobs in the fourth quarter was 0.4 percent up on the preceding quarter.
The total number of jobs of employees (full-time and part-time) in the Netherlands amounted to nearly 8 million, corresponding to just over 6 million full-time jobs.
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