In the period November 2009–January 2010, seasonally adjusted unemployment stood at 435 thousand, an increase by 11 thousand compared to the period October-December 2009.
The figure was 131 thousand higher than one year previously. Male unemployment increased by 84 thousand, female unemployment by 47 thousand. Unemployment increased among both genders and across all age groups.
On average, 5.6 percent of the total Dutch labour force were unemployed, as against 3.9 percent one year previously. Unemployment rates for the male and female labour force were 5.4 and 5.8 percent respectively. The highest unemployment rate was recorded among men aged between 15 and 25, of whom 12.4 percent were jobless.
Seasonally adjusted unemployment