.2%), Austria (falling to 4.0%) and the Netherlands (stable at 4.3%).
The number of unemployed persons in OECD countries, roughly stable since August 2009, stood at 45.9 million in May 2010. This was +1
countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Denis Pennel, Eurociett Managing Director, commented "the agency work industry is recognised
, Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands and Spain all recorded small declines in unemployment rates in December, compared to small rises in Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Korea
, Germany and Sweden show a strong growth in labour demand. This trend is less pronounced in Latvia, Cyprus, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Netherlands, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Greece.
Growth in labour
, the Netherlands (and Norway) to 24.6 days in the UK and 24 in Ireland. In the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Slovakia and Romania, the average collectively agreed paid annual leave is 24.1 days.