In October, 536 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed after adjustment for seasonal effects, i.e. 17 thousand more than in September. Currently, 6.8 percent of the Dutch labour force are unemployed. The unemployment rate for men stood at 6.6 percent and for women at 6.9 percent.
Unemployment rose most notably among 45-64 year-olds. For more information about this age group see the article: Unemployed people over 45 have trouble finding a new job.
Seasonally adjusted unemployment
More figures can be found in dossier Business cycle.For more information on economic indicators, see the Economic Monitor.