Unemployment rate shrinks: over 100,000 more people now have a job

208 ODM2ODctcGhvdG8uanBnThe number of people in the Netherlands with a paid job has gone up by 109,000 over the past year, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday.

The increase is largely due to a 85,000 rise in the number of women in work, the CBS said.

This means the Dutch unemployment rate has fallen from 7.4% to 6.9% over the past 12 months, despite remaining stable in June.

Some 611,000 people are without a job and registered as looking for work, of whom 410,000 are currently claiming unemployment benefits.

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