The sickness absence rate of Dutch employees was 4.7 percent on average in the first quarter of 2009. This is 0.1 of a percent point lower than in the first quarter of 2008. Sickness absence fell relatively strongly among hotel and restaurant employees: by 0.5 of a percent point, from 3.7 percent in the first quarter of 2008 to 3.2 percent in the first quarter of 2009. In business services and transport and communication sickness absence fell by 0.3 of a percent point.
Sickness absence by sector of industry