The Dutch labour market during the Great Recession

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The Dutch labour market has suffered severely from the Great Recession. Unemployment has increased substantially, from 3.1 per cent in 2008 to 7.2 per cent early 2014. We have to go back almost twenty years to observe a similar rate. Currently, over 600 thousand people are unemployed. One third of all unemployed have been unemployed for over a year. Before the crisis, the Netherlands had one of the lowest unemployment rates. Compared to many of its Northern European peer countries, the Netherlands has witnessed stronger unemployment growth. The unemployment level is now on par with or...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Economics; Employment; Labour market

Keywords: Economic recession; Employment security; Employment status; Entrepreneurship; Labour force

Geographic subjects: Netherlands; Europe

Published: The Hague, Netherlands: CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, 2014

Physical description: 53 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 139.112

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