Number of hours worked in temp jobs up again

31/08/2016 15:00
According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the total number of hours worked in temp jobs increased by 2.9 percent in the second quarter of 2016 on the first quarter of 2016. In the first quarter, the number of hours worked in temp jobs decreased by 1.4 percent. Both the number of hours worked in short-term and long-term temporary contracts increased.

Hours worked in temp jobs, seasonally adjusted

Increase number of hours worked in both long term and short-term contracts

The number of hours worked under long-term temporary contracts, e.g. secondment and pay-rolling, increased by 3.1 percent. In the first quarter, the number of hours worked under long-term temporary contracts decreased by 3.5 percent. Before that, this number increased continuously over the past four years.

The number of hours worked under short-term temporary contracts increased by 2.7 percent. In the previous quarter this was 0.8 percent. Developments in short-term temp job hours are usually ahead of the rest of the labour market.

Increasing employment

As reported by CBS on 12 August, the number of jobs held by employees and self-employed grew by 38 thousand in Q2 2016 compared to Q1 2016. With 30 thousand, the number of jobs in the temp sector increased strongly. In addition, the number of new job vacancies grew by nearly 5 thousand and unemployment declined by 16 thousand people.

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