Unemployment drops most in Flevoland

Unemployment drops most in Flevoland

24th February 2016, Comments 0 comments

The province of Flevoland experienced the highest drop in unemployment last year, according to figures released by the national statistics office CBS on Tuesday.

Some 7.7% of Flevoland’s workers are now unemployed, down from 9.3% in 2014.

Last week, the CBS said the national jobless rate had fallen to 6.5% in January, down from 7.2% a year ago.

Unemployment was highest in the province of Groningen, at 8.5%. This figure remained unchanged from 2014. The southern province of Zeeland had the lowest jobless total at 5.5%. This too is unchanged from 2014.

Rotterdam has the highest unemployment rate of the four big cities, at 12%, while in The Hague 10% of the population are out of work. Amsterdam and Utrecht are closer to the national average at 7.7% and 7.3% respectively.


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