Labour force on the Dutch Caribbean islands
This report presents the labour market situation for the inhabitants of Aruba, Bonaire,
Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten, in the age group 15 to 74 years. Section 2 deals
with labour participation according to sex, age and level of education on the islands.
Section 3 zooms in on the employed labour force. In which industries are people mainly
working? Do they have a job as an employee or as a self-employed person? And how large
is the share of full-time workers? Section 4 focuses on (youth) unemployment according to
sex, age and level of education. Section 5 deals with the people not in the labour force,
with a special focus on young people who are not in education nor in work: the so-called
NEETs (Neither in Employment, nor in Education or Training). The article concludes with a
summary. In order to supply context for these figures, they are compared with the average
of all OECD countries in many instances (Organization for Economic Co-operation and
Development) or, where this is not available, with the relevant figures for the (European)
Netherlands, the United States or the European Union.
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