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Unemployment among ethnic minority youths in Holland passes 28%

February 11, 2013

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The unemployment rate among people with an ethnic minority background rose to 15.5% last year, up nearly 2.5 percentage points on the previous year, the national statistics office CBS said on Friday. By contrast, the jobless rate among native white Dutch reached 5%, up from 4.2% in 2011. The increase was sharpest among the under-25s. […]

Dutch mortgage debt highest in eurozone at 111% of GDP

September 6, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN DUTCH NEWS) The amount Dutch home owners owe on their mortgages reached almost €670bn by the end of last year, or 111% of the country’s gross domestic product, the national statistics office CBS said on Wednesday. This is the highest percentage of all the eurozone countries, the CBS said. At the same time, […]