Increasing number of part-timers in Netherlands

28th August 2008, Comments 1 comment

The number of Dutch people working part-time is increasing faster than those holding full time jobs.

28 August 2008

THE NETHERLANDS -- In recent years, the number of Dutch people working part-time has increased faster than those holding full time jobs, reports Statistics Netherlands.  

In 2007, the total number of workers grew by 145,000 in 2007 and consisted of 107,000 part-timers, according to the report.
The Netherlands has a working population of 7.5 million, with three million being part-time workers. The number of older people working part-time is growing particularly rapidly. Part-time workers make up 70 percent of women in employment, and just 15 percent of men.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

1 Comment To This Article

  • rltanizaki posted:

    on 29th August 2008, 12:06:53 - Reply

    "Dutch people"? You probably are better off using the term "Dutch citizens" or simply "Dutch". After all, the last time I looked the Netherlands seemed to be very much a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic country. Like the rest of Europe and, indeed, most of the known world.