Dutch immigrant unemployment "alarming"

Dutch immigrants have very high percentages of unemployment, according to a recent study. This rate has gone up since the economic downturn in 2001.

Unemployment by group:
Ethnic Dutch - 9%
Surinamese: 16%
Dutch Antillians - 22%
Moroccans - 27%
Immigrant youth - 40%

According to a researcher Dutch Antillians do worse than Surinamese since they have less education, are usually further apart from the general society and are strongly represented in the underworld.

Source: Radio Netherlands (Dutch)

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