Turnover and hours worked in temp jobs further up

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), turnover generated by temp employment agencies, job pools and payrollers grew by 1.0 percent in Q3 2016 relative to the preceding quarter. Growth is less substantial than in Q2. The number of hours worked in temp jobs also increased further in Q3.

Turnover temp sector, seasonally adjusted

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

Turnover in the temp sector is strongly related to the number of temp hours. The total number of temp hours increased by 2.0 percent in Q3 2016. The growth is due to an increase in both short-term and long-term employment contracts.

The number of hours worked in long-term temporary contracts, e.g. secondment and pay-rolling, increased by 2.6 percent in Q3 2016, versus 3.0 percent in Q2. The number of hours worked in short-term temporary contracts increased by 1.9 percent. This increase was also less substantial than in Q2. Developments in short-term temp job hours are usually ahead of the rest of the labour market.

Hours worked in temp jobs, seasonally adjusted

More temp jobs in particular

As reported by CBS on 15 November, the number of jobs had grown by 26 thousand in Q3 2016. The increase is mainly due to an increase in temporary jobs. The number of temp jobs increased by 16 thousand in Q3. Additionally, the number of new job vacancies grew by 7 thousand and unemployment declined by 37 thousand compared to Q2 2016.

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