Unemployment up

23/06/2011 15:00

Seasonally adjusted unemployment in the Netherlands stood at 400 thousand in May, i.e. 8 thousand above the level in April. May’s higher unemployment figure can be attributed entirely to women. Unemployment among men remained unchanged.

Relative to April, unemployment rose in all age categories. With 4 thousand, unemployment among 45 to 64 year-olds increased most.

The unemployment rate in the Dutch labour force was 5.1 percent in May. The percentage for women was marginally higher than for men.

Statistics Netherlands’ Consumer Confidence Survey presents information about consumers’ expectations about future unemployment. In June, these expectations deteriorated for the fourth month running. Four in ten consumers anticipated unemployment to rise in the next 12 months versus one quarter in February.

Seasonally adjusted unemployment

Seasonally adjusted unemployment