Dutch lead EU in part-time jobs, most don't want to work more hours
Just over half of Dutch workers have a part-time job according to figures from the European statistics office Eurostat.
In total, 50.7 percent of Dutch workers have a part-time job. In Germany the figure is just over 27 percent while in Austria, Sweden and Britain 26 percent of people work part-time.
In addition, just 4.2 percent of Dutch part-timers would like to work more hours, compared with a European average of almost 23 percent.
Most part-time jobs in the Netherlands are done by women.
Within the EU as a whole, 10 million part-time workers are under-employed and would like to work longer hours, the report shows.
Earlier this year, the OECD secretary-general Yves Leterme said too many women in the Netherlands work part-time and this is contributing to low labour productivity and less economic growth.