Netherlands - Unemployment further down - January 31, 2017

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reported that unemployment has declined by an average 9 thousand per month over the last quarter of 2016, ending at a total of 482 thousand unemployed in December. This amounts to 5.4 percent in the labour force. By the end of 2016, the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV) provided 412 thousand unemployment benefits. In December 2016, unemployment affected 5.4 percent of the total labour force; among under-25s, it affected relatively fewer women than men. On the other hand, more women than men were unemployed in the age categories 25-44 and 45 years and over.

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