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Groningen has highest jobless rate, Rotterdam tops city list

Monday 27 February 2012

The northern province of Groningen has the highest unemployment rate in the country at 7.3%, while Rotterdam tops the big city jobless list, according to new figures from the national statistics office CBS.

In the Netherlands as a whole, the jobless total averaged 5.4% last year, the CBS said.

Zeeland has the lowest provincial unemployment rate at 3.7%.

In terms of the four big cities, Rotterdam has the most people without a job at 9.5%, followed by The Hague, where the jobless total rose from 6.8% to 8.3% over the year.

Amsterdam's unemployment total rose slightly to 7% while just 5% of the population of Utrecht are out of work, the CBS said.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Mainly the student cities have high unemployment rates it seems.

By terug | 27 February 2012 7:19 PM

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