The percentage of young Dutch without a basic qualification that are unemployed is increasing, according to Statistics Netherlands. In the Netherlands a basic qualification is considered a completed MBO level 2, HAVO or VWO.
In 2008 more than 70% of young people without basic qualification had a job, now less than 60% are employed.
Young people without a basic qualification also earn a relatively low income. The average income for a young woman in this category was around 13,000 euros in 2014, compared to 24,000 euros for young women with a basic qualification. For young men it was 22,000 euros and 30,000 euros respectively.
Edited for Eindhoven News by: Wasim