Unemployment rate declines slightly

The number of people on the unemployment register fell by 5,000 in March but the official jobless rate remains 5.1%, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday.

In particular, the number of unemployed young people has gone down sharply over the past year. However, there has not been a corresponding increase in the number of youngsters at work, meaning most are in education, the CBS said.

Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl.

We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.

Make a donation