Adjusted for seasonal variation, 675 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in June 2013, an increase by 16 thousand relative to May. Unemployment has risen almost continuously since mid-2011. In June this year, 8.5 percent of the Dutch labour force were unemployed.
Seasonally adjusted unemployment
In the first six months of this year, unemployment has risen by more than 100 thousand. With an increase of 46 thousand, unemployment rose most notably among over-45s. Unemployment among 25 to 44-year-olds increased by 40 thousand. Youth unemployment was 19 thousand up from December 2012.
Seasonally adjusted unemployment by age
More figures can be found in dossier Business cycle.
For more information on economic indicators, see the Economic Monitor.