The average Dutch worker is 41 years old

Despite fears that older workers are being increasingly sidelined on the jobs market, the average age of the Dutch workforce is now 41, according to new figures from the national statistics office CBS.

At the beginning of the 1990s, the average age was 36.
The oldest workers are found in farming and fishing, followed by teaching, the civil service and managerial staff.
The CBS says a large part of the increase stems from having more women in the workforce. Some 60% of women aged 50 to 65 have a job, compared with 35% in 1990.

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