Economy grows 0.2% in third quarter, confirming end of recession

The Dutch economy grew by an estimated 0.2% in the third quarter of 2013, the national statistics office CBS said on Tuesday.

The figure is higher than the forecast of 0.1% made last month and confirms the Netherlands is moving out of recession.  Compared to the third quarter of 2012, the Dutch economy shrank by 0.4%, the CBS said.

Compared with the third quarter of 2012, the number of jobs in the Dutch economy was down 2%. This is in line with the earlier forecast.

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