Adjusted for seasonal variation, 653 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in November 2013, a reduction by 21 thousand relative to October. After a peak in July (694 thousand) unemployment declined. The reduction is mainly due to the growing number of people who withdraw from the labour market. In November, 8.2 percent in the Dutch labour force were unemployed. The unemployment rate among men is lower than among women: 8.0 and 8.5 percent respectively.
Seasonally adjusted unemployment
Unemployment fell across all age categories. In absolute numbers, unemployment is highest in the age category 25-44. In November, four in every ten unemployed belonged to this age group. With 15.6 percent, the highest unemployment rate was recorded in the age category 15-24.
Seasonally adjusted unemployment by age
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