Dutch unemployment at 6.0 pct: statistics office

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Dutch unemployment stood at 6.0 percent of the workforce in February, the same level as in January, seasonally corrected data from the national statistics office showed on Thursday.

The overall number of registered jobseekers declined by 5,000 to 469,000, the office said in a statement.

It added however that "on average over the past four months, a slight trend upwards has been seen."

The Netherlands, a country of 16.5 million people considers jobseekers to be those aged 15-64 who look for at least 12 hours of work per week.

© 2012 AFP

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