Flevoland cities create the most new jobs

The cities of Almere and Lelystad in the Netherlands’ newest province of Flevoland have been the most successful at creating new jobs over the past 10 years.

The Financieele Dagblad reports on Thursday afternoon that the number of jobs in Lelystad has gone up 40% to 40,000 over the past 10 years. In Almere, the rise was 25%.

Nevertheless, the two cities still have among the lowest ratios of jobs per head of the population, the paper says. The figures come from a new atlas for local authorities.

Haarlemermeer, the area around Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, plus Amsterdam and Utrecht remain the Netherlands’ most important economic motors.

Haarlemermeer’s economy generates an average €75,000 per head of the population, compared with €50,000 in Amsterdam and Utrecht. Rotterdam is in fourth place with €40,000.

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