Dutch official unemployment rate climbs to 5.3%

18th August 2011, Comments 0 comments

The Netherland's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate jumped three tenths of a point to 5.3 percent in July, the CBS national statistics office said on Thursday.

The number of unemployed rose by 22,000 to pass the 400,000-barrier for the the first time in 2011 to stand at 413,000 in July.

The unemployment rate was down from the 5.5 percent recorded in July 2010, however.

© 2011 AFP

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