Netherlands - Pay increase improves disposable income - December 31, 2017

The office for economic policy analysis CPB published a policy brief dedicated to the economic perspectives with graphs and data. The economy will grow by some 3.1% in 2018, the second year in a row of plus 3% growth. Unemployment will continue to fall, but the wage increases are still moderate. However, higher wages will be needed in order to attract personnel. Improvement of real wages translates into higher purchasing power and the increase in the number of jobs will lead to a higher disposable income for households.

Read on: in English …   The report: in Dutch …  

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