Dutch jobless rate stable at 5.1%

17th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

The rate of unemployment in the Netherlands remained at 5.1% for the third month running in February, the official statistics office announced Thursday.

A total of 400,000 are now out of work, a slight hike on the 398,000 recorded in January, the national statistics office said.

"Over the last 11 months the average fall has been 5,000 per month," the agency added.

The number of men out of work edged up in the first months of 2011, while the figure for women fell.

© 2011 AFP

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