In the third quarter of 2011, the number of jobs of employees was 33 thousand higher than in the same quarter of 2010, an increase by 0.4 percent. Employment improved in the sectors trade, transport, hotels and restaurants, health care and business services. In public administration, construction and manufacturing industry, the number of jobs declined relative to one year previously.
Employment is obviously subject to seasonal variation. After correction for seasonal effects, the number of jobs in the third quarter equals that in the second quarter of 2011.
Altogether (full-time plus part-time jobs), there were over 7.9 million employee jobs in the Netherlands. Converted to full-time equivalents, there were 5.9 million jobs in the third quarter, an increase of 0.2 percent from one year ago.
Growth rate jobs and economic growth
More figures can be found in dossier Business cycle.