The number of jobs in our country reaches a record high of 8.9 million

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The number of permanent and flexible jobs in the Netherlands has reached a record high. At the end of February, our country had 8.9 million salaried jobs, an increase of 5% compared to the beginning of 2019, according to figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

The increase in the number of jobs is greatest in health care and government. There are 2.6 million jobs in these two sectors, an increase of 9.5%.

“The coronavirus crisis has of course played a major role in this, due to the arrival of test places and the GGD who were looking for additional staff. But we are seeing an increase in all areas, such as in temporary jobs Also, very few companies went bankrupt.” , says CBS chief economist Peter Hein van Mulligen.

The number of people in work has now risen to 9.1 million, partly due to an increase in the labor force. And this means that the labor market is currently very tight.

“The labor market participation rate has never been higher, some people have two jobs. We see that many companies are suffering from the shortage of personnel. And this will remain the case for some time, because the aging population continues,” Van Mulligen said. .

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