.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
, 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.
might introduce a lower level of minimum pay for young people when they start their first jobs. Such a lower level minimum pay already exists in The Netherlands, where youth unemployment is extremely low."
in Germany, Bocholter Borkener Volksblatt, has today reported that around 1,000 German temporary workers who commuted into the Netherlands for work have lost their jobs in December 2011. Hence these workers