Unemployment rate stable in 2011
The average unemployment rate in 2011 was the same as in 2010, according to the latest figures released by Statistics Netherlands.
› An average 5,4 percent of the labour force were unemployed in 2011, the same rate as in 2010
› Unemployment rate among 15 to 25-year-olds was nearly 2 percent down than in 2010
› Unemployment rate among over-25s was marginally higher than in 2010
Unemployment rate in 2011
› January - June: hardly changed
› July - October: grew
› November - December: remained stable
Note that unemployment dropped throughout 2010.