Netherlands: 40% unemployment among immigrant youth

An official report says unemployment in the immigrant community in the Netherlands is two to three times higher than among citizens of Dutch origin. However, the Bureau for Social and Cultural Planning says the number of self-employed immigrants or those in a permanent job has increased over the past 10 years. Young people are faring the worst: 40 percent of young people from immigrant communities are jobless, twice as many as their Dutch-origin counterparts.The report also concludes that, since the economic downturn in 2002, unemployment among the Turkish, Moroccan, Surinamese and West Indian communities has more than doubled.

Source: Radio Netherlands (English)

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