According to the latest figures by Statistics Netherlands, the upward trend in unemployment continues. The average number of registered unemployed rose to 183 thousand in the period September-November. In the last twelve months, the number of unemployed grew by an average three to four thousand each month.
Upward trend unemployment
An average 183 thousand people were registered as unemployed in the period September-November, i.e. six thousand more than in the period August-October. Seasonal effects usually account for an increase of three thousand, hence, after elimination of seasonal effects, unemployment was three thousand higher than in the preceding three-monthly period. Compared to the same period last year, registered unemployment rose by 42 thousand, an average monthly increase of three to four thousand.