Number of part-time workers on the rise

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12 July 2004 , AMSTERDAM − The number of men and women working part-time increased last year to 36 percent compared with 25 percent in 1993, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) said on Monday.

12 July 2004

AMSTERDAM − The number of men and women working part-time increased last year to 36 percent compared with 25 percent in 1993, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) said on Monday.

Women make up the majority of part-timers, but the percentage of men working part-time is rising, Dutch public news service NOS reported.

In 1993, about half of all employed women worked part-time, but the CBS said this had risen to two-thirds by 2003. About 800,000 extra women joined the workforce in that period.

The CBS also said just 9 percent of men worked part-time in 1993, but by 2003 this had increased to 14 percent.

People who work less than 12 hours per week are not included in the CBS figures.

The number of women with a full-time job declined in all age groups. The largest decline was among women aged 15-24. In that category, the number of female workers with a full-time job fell from 69 to 46 percent.

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Subject: Dutch news

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