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Sharper fall in unemployment among non-westerners
The fall in unemployment among people with a non-western foreign background in the Netherlands quickened in 2007.
Unemployment rate higher among men and young people
In the first quarter of 2009, the unemployment rate in the Netherlands was 4.4 percent, the same as one year previously, but unemployment rates for men and young people were higher than in the first...
New method for Statistics Netherlands' unemployment figures
From 22 July onwards, Statistics Netherlands will publish unemployment figures for single months. Until now, the unemployment figure was a three-month average.
Flevoland has highest unemployment rate
Unemployment has risen across all Dutch provinces last year. Flevoland, Groningen and Friesland had the highest unemployment rates.
Fewer school-leavers without starter qualification
The number of 15 to 25-year-olds without starter qualification who are no longer attending education has dropped significantly over the past decade.
More non-western immigrants unemployed due to recession
In the third quarter of 2009, nearly 11 percent of people with a non-western ethnic background living in the Netherlands were unemployed, as opposed to 8 percent one year previously. The young and...