Wednesday 28 July 2021

Unemployment increased amongst young people during pandemic

Unemployment increased amongst young people during pandemic

New figures show that unemployment increased among young people in Amsterdam at the end of 2020, when a coronavirus lockdown meant bars and restaurants were closed. In the last financial quarter of 2019, 6.5% of young people between 18 and 26 were unemployed, compared with 9.9% in the same period in 2020. Those working in the hospitality sector were most affected, according to the city council. ‘The new figures show once more that young people were hard hit,’ said head... More >

Unemployment falls to 3.3% in May

The official Dutch unemployment rate fell to 3.3% in May, as the number of people looking for work continues to fall by around 10,000 a month, national statistics agency CBS said on Thursday. The jobless figure rose to 4.6% last August as the coronavirus pandemic took hold, but has fallen steadily since then. Fewer people were also claiming unemployment benefits in May. The total reached just under 250,000 by the end of the month – down 17% year on year. ... More >

More youngsters are on welfare benefits

The number of people under the age of 66 and claiming welfare benefits (bijstand) had risen by 12,000 to 433,000 at the end of March, compared with the year earlier period, national statistics agency CBS said on Monday. The increase – 9% – was most pronounced under youngsters up to the age of 27, while the increase in claims by the over 45s was just 1%. There was also an increase in the number of claims made by people with... More >

1.1 million people would like more work

The Dutch unemployment rate maybe low at just 3.6% but by the end of last year, over a million people did not feature in the official jobless list but did want to work longer hours or have a permanent job, national statistics agency CBS said on Wednesday. The labour under-utilisation rate reflects the proportion of people in the potential labour force who want a job but have not looked for one, are self-employed through necessity rather than choice, or are... More >