Dutch jobless total lowest in Europe

The Netherlands has the lowest official unemployment rate in Europe at 3.6%, according to new figures from the EU statistics office Eurostat.

The unemployment rate in the 27-country union as a whole was 9.2% in September, up 0.1 percentage point on the August total and the highest figure in 10 years.
The employment rate among the under-25s is also lowest in the Netherlands, at 6.8%. In Europe as a whole, the figure is 20%, Eurostat said.

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