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Incomes and transitions within the labour force in Holland

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Although the Dutch economy has experienced a boom in the last half of the 1980s, there still are severe labour market problems. On the one hand, there is high unemployment among lower educated groups and ethnic minorities, and, on the other hand, the market for professional workers is tight. Unemployment is decreasing slowly, but the percentage of long-term unemployed has been fairly stable in the last few years.

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