Friday 13 December 2019

Eindhoven’s electric economy outshines ‘big four’ cities

View of Eindhoven

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Eindhoven’s economy grew faster than those in the four largest Dutch cities – Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht – in 2016.

The national statistics service CBS found that industry contributed heavily to Eindhoven’s growth which it put at 3.6% of GDP. Gross value-added exceeded €13bn for the first time, a  3.5% increase over 2015.

The industry and energy sector scored an 8.2% gain, well above the national average of 2.7%, the CBS said in its Urban Data Center Eindhoven study. Eindhoven is home to a relatively large number of high-tech firms.

The strong growth in Eindhoven is mirrored by the decline in the jobless rate, which fell to 6.8% in 2016 from 8.1% the previous year. There were 113,000 people in employment at the end of 2016, 3,000 more than a year earlier. The number of people out of work fell to 8,000 from 10,000 at end-2015. has been free for 13 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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