At the end of August, 422,910 job seekers (incl. trainees) were registered with the Labour Market Service (AMS). This was 42,272, or 27.9%, higher than in the previous year.
The unemployment rate by national definition rose by 2.2% points, at 9.0%, compared with August 2019.
The unemployment rate according to Eurostat was 5.2% (+0.7% points) in July 2020.
A total of 457.177 people were able to return to work in 2020. An estimated 3.768.000 people, or about 70.000 fewer than in August 2019 and -1.8%, were in employment at the end of August 2020.