CPB Press release - Flourishing economy; tighter labour market

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Flourishing economy; tighter labour market


The Dutch economy is flourishing. The Netherlands is a frontrunner in Europe, with growth figures of 3.3% (this year) and 2.5% (2018). Government finances are healthy. For both years, there is a budget surplus, and the government debt is below the maximum budget deficit set by the EU. In addition, the labour market is improving, which means it is tightening. For example, it is becoming more difficult for companies to find suitable personnel. These are the conclusions by CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis in its Macro Economic Outlook (MEV). The latest economic projections hardly deviate from those published in August, in the interim projections (cMEV).


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