In October 2010, seasonally adjusted unemployment in the Netherlands stood at 410 thousand, a decline by 2 thousand relative to September. Unemployment has dropped for the eigth month running.
In October 2010, unemployment was 2 thousand down also on October 2009. Unemployment among young people fell considerably, whereas it rose dramatically in the age category 45-64. The number of unemployed people in the age category 25-44 hardly changed.
On average, 5.0 percent of the total Dutch labour force were unemployed in October. With 9.9 percent, the unemployment rate was highest in the age category 15-24.
Seasonally adjusted unemployment