Adjusted for seasonal variation, 694 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in July 2013, an increase by 19 thousand relative to June. Unemployment has risen almost continuously since mid-2011. In July this year, 8.7 percent of the Dutch labour force were unemployed, the highest rate in decades.
Seasonally adjusted unemployment
Just as in June, unemployment has risen across all age categories in July.
Seasonally adjusted unemployment by age
More figures can be found in dossier Business cycle.
For more information on economic indicators, see the Economic Monitor.