Almost 70% of the Dutch 15-75 years old had some form of paid work in August, a new record, the National Bureau of Statistics CBS said Thursday.
In the last three months, an average of 33,000 people have found jobs, bringing the total to 9.1 million, according to CBS.
The number of people claiming unemployment benefits has declined for seven months, less than at the end of February, before the start of the coronavirus crisis.
However, the official unemployment rate has risen only to 3.2%. This is because more people say they can get a job and are now included in the total unemployment rate.
CBS uses categories aged 15-75 along with the International Labor Organization to make comparisons between countries more accurate.
About 4 million people between the ages of 15 and 75 did not have paid jobs. Among them are 3.7 million people who are not looking for a job or are not classified as part of the working population because they cannot get a job.
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70% of the Dutch 15-75 years old have a job and the unemployment rate is 3.2%.
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