. This was in-line with the market in the Netherlands, but ahead of the market in Belgium.
Revenues in the Nordic countries dropped -2% organically to €198 million as revenue growth in Sweden was flat and down
improvement, with the year-on-year growth rates improving in the second quarter in France, Germany and the Netherlands. In Italy and Spain, the group continues to achieve strong year-on-year growth, despite
an increase of +17.6% in June 2011. Turnover also rose in Belgium (+8%), and the Netherlands (+8%). Q2 turnover in Sweden was up +26% compared to the same period in 2010 while in the same period turnover
. In constant currency, revenue was up by +59.6%.
In other EMEA countries (Belgium, Denmark, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland and Sweden), Q2 revenue was down by -37.7% from $27.1 million
modest improvements were seen in Belgium (+13%), The Netherlands (+12%) and the UK (+9%).
Jeffrey A. Joerres, Manpower Inc. Chairman and CEO, said, "2010 was a very strong year for us and the fourth
%), Germany (+37%), Netherlands (+35%), Spain (+27%), Switzerland (+26%), Belgium (+23%) and France (+19%). Growth in Portugal was less strong at +7%.
Countries in Central and Eastern Europe also performed
Netherlands: The falling rate of unemployment between February and March and the monthly uptick in online job opportunities could be subtle signs that the Dutch economy and recruitment industry are on the path
to be seasonally motivated. Despite the monthly uptick, the long term growth trend remained down, reflecting lingering uncertainty concerning stabilisation economically across Italy.
Netherlands: The Dutch