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Slightly more job vacancies in the Netherlands

At the end of June 2011, there were 137 thousand job vacancies, i.e. 2 thousand more than at the end of March according to Statistics Netherlands.

The private sector accounted entirely for the increase. The number of job vacancies grew for the fifth quarter running. The figures are adjusted for seasonal effects.

The number of vacancies per one thousand jobs – the so-called vacancy rate – is an indicator labour of market tightness. The vacancy rate for the second quarter stood at 18. Recently, the vacancy rate has marginally risen.

The labour market was more dynamic than in 2010. In the second quarter of this year, 210 thousand new vacancies were created, an increase by 19 thousand relative to the second quarter of 2010. The number of filled vacancies rose by 20 thousand to 202 thousand.