Unemployment rises

The number of people seeking work in and around Eindhoven rose last month by three percent. That is apparent from figures published by the Unemployment Benefit Office (UWV).

In south-east Brabant approximately 17,700 people are out of work.  Almost eight percent of the working population are without a job.  Young people especially are affected by the current economic downturn. They are the first to go in reorganisations due to their limited experience, according to the UWV.In comparison to last year, unemployment has soared by 30 percent.  Unemployment in and around Eindhoven rose a little higher than in the rest of the county.

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