Adjusted for seasonal variation, 510 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in July versus 495 thousand in June. Unemployment has risen almost continuously for well over a year now. The total number of unemployed exceeded half a million in July for the first time in more than fifteen years.
In July, 6.5 percent of the Dutch labour force were unemployed, as against 6.3 percent in the preceding month. The unemployment rate among under-45s has grown over the past month, while the rate among people aged 45 and older remained stable.
Seasonally adjusted unemployment
More figures can be found in dossier Business cycle.