In June 2010, seasonally adjusted unemployment stood at 430 thousand, a decline by 5 thousand on May. After a long period of continually rising unemployment figures, unemployment fell for the fourth time in a row.
Unemployment dropped only among young people. The number of unemployed people in the age category 25–64 hardly changed. Unemployment dropped slightly more among men than among women.
On average, 5.6 percent of the total Dutch labour force were unemployed. Unemployment rates for the male and female labour force were 5.2 and 6.2 percent respectively. With 14.6 percent, the highest unemployment rate was recorded among women in the age category 15–24.