Unemployment down

21/07/2011 09:30

Seasonally adjusted unemployment in the Netherlands stood at 392 thousand in June, i.e. 9 thousand below the level in the preceding month. The reduction counterbalanced an increase in the same order of magnitude in May.

June’s unemployment figure was lower as fewer 45 to 64-year-olds were unemployed. In the age categories 15-24 and 25-44, unemployment remained unchanged.

The unemployment rate in the Dutch labour force was 5.0 percent in June. The percentage for men (4.9 percent) was marginally lower than for women (5.2 percent). The Dutch unemployment rate is among the lowest in the European Union.

Seasonally adjusted unemployment

Seasonally adjusted unemployment

More figures can be found in dossier Business cycle.