Jobs market won't recover until 2014, says state jobs centre
Wednesday 06 June 2012
It will be 2014 at the earliest before the jobs market in the Netherlands starts to recover, the state-run job centre UWV said on Wednesday.
Over the next two years, unemployment will climb to 563,000. At the moment, under 500,000 people - or 6.2% of the working population - are officially looking for a job.
'The recovery on the jobs market will be slow,' the UWV said.
Manufacturing, construction and the civil service will show the most job losses, while jobs will increase throughout the health service and care industry.
The over 55s will form the biggest category of job seekers - accounting for 11% of the jobless total by the end of this year.