Eurostat

Wallet
Apr 9 '18 16:00

The Netherlands had the sixth highest hourly wage in the European Union's business sector with an average of 38.80 euros last year. Denmark came in first place with 42,50 euros, according to European stats office Eurostat, ANP reports.

The public- and agricultural sectors are not included in these figures. 

In addition to Denmark, employers in Belgium, Luxembourg, Sweden and France also spent more on their employees' wages than the Netherlands. Bulgaria had the lowest hourly wage at only 4.90 euros gross. 

Mar 5 '18 16:40

The Netherlands is the second best country in Europe when it comes to workers keeping their knowledge level up to standard with courses, training, workshops and conferences. More than half of employed people between 25 and 65 follow a work-related course during his or her career, according to the Adult Education Survey conducted by Statistics Netherlands on behalf of European stats office Eurostat. 

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Oct 24 '17 14:00

Due to the gender pay gap, women in the Netherlands effectively work unpaid for almost two months per year, according to a study on the differences in salaries between men and women in European countries by Expert Market, Britain's leading B2B comparison site. At a gender pay gap of 16.1 percent, the Netherlands is far behind Luxembourg and Italy, where the pay gap between men and women is only 5 percent.

Holiday
Jul 31 '17 13:40

Over 16 percent of Dutch households say they have too little money to go away on holiday one week per year, according to figures from Eurostat. That is well below the European Union average, where 33 percent of households can't afford a vacation, NOS reports.

The Netherlands is ranked 6th on the list of EU whose residents go on holiday most. Sweden counts the most vacationers - only 8 percent of households stay home year round. Luxembourg, Austria and the Scandinavian countries are also above the Netherlands on the list. 

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Oct 21 '16 17:05

The Netherlands is one of the EU countries with the fewest residents that have weight problems, with 13.3 percent of its residents being obese. Only Romania and Italy have fewer obese residents - 9.4 percent and 10.7 percent respectively, according to figures from the EU’s statistics office Eurostat.

Eurostat worked with figures from 2014. Ireland is not included in the study as the country’s figures were not available.

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Sep 9 '16 09:48

Amsterdam made it to 7th place on Eurostat's list of the European cities with the most satisfied residents. The European statistics agency looked at how satisfied residents are with the cultureal facilities their cities have to offer

Jun 16 '16 11:30

Buying food is relatively cheap in the Netherlands, where prices are about 2 percent lower than the average in the European Union, according to figures Statistics Netherlands and Eurostat released on Wednesday. Food prices in our neighboring countries are all higher than the EU average.

Jun 15 '15 18:00

Eurostat estimates that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion fell by five percent in the European Union in 2014 compared to a year before. Emissions of CO2 account for 80 percent of all EU greenhouse gas emissions.

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Mar 23 '15 08:33

Compared to the rest of Europe, the Netherlands has one of the worst job markets for people who do not have two Dutch parents, the Volkskrant reports based on figures from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Eurostat.

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Nov 12 '14 12:48

The 642 million euro additional tax that the Netherlands must pay the European Union is based on the correct calculations.

Holiday
May 8 '14 11:38

Inflation has risen 1o 1.2 percent in April after being on the decrease for three months. Inflation has always been at a relatively low level in the Netherlands, but this is the biggest increase since the VAT hike in October 2012, the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) announce today.

Apr 10 '14 08:56

A new European algorithm will mean that The Netherlands will spend more money next year on payments to the European Union and development aid, and will make the scope of the Dutch economy a lot bigger than previously calculated.

Nov 22 '13 04:40

Of all EU Member States, the Netherlands spends the least on families and children as a proportion of its social spending, according to statistics by Eurostat, the European statistical office, published Thursday.

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