Seasonally adjusted unemployment in the Netherlands stood at 465 thousand in March 2012, i.e. 2 thousand more than in February. Unemployment increased by 70 thousand relative to March 2011. Within the space of one year, unemployment has grown above the previous peak level recorded in early 2010.
The unemployment rate in the Dutch labour force was 5.9 percent in March. The rate among men was marginally lower, the rate among women marginally higher. With 11.8 percent, the highest unemployment rate was found in the age category 15-24.
Seasonally adjusted unemployment
More figures can be found in dossier Business cycle.