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Are we growing even faster? | Horeca sets the benchmark | And more vacancies than unemployed

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Is the economy still growing that fast? Statistics Netherlands (CBS) will release new figures on the state of the Dutch economy this morning. It rose sharply in the second quarter, with growth of 3.8 percent compared to the previous quarter. The big question now is: can it get even better?

In any case, the labor market is doing well. Too good actually. So good that it doesn’t work at all anymore. There is so much demand for employees that there are simply not enough people to do all the work. There are now 126 vacancies for every 100 unemployed. A record.

Many catering entrepreneurs are fuming about the new corona rules. That even leads to disobedience. So reason for a good conversation. Industry association KHN speaks with outgoing Minister of Justice Ferd Grapperhaus and his equally outgoing colleague from Economic Affairs Stef Blok.

The measures are annoying for everyone, but some entrepreneurs don’t just leave it at the minister’s mugs. These catering companies came up with alternatives as quickly as possible to continue raking in turnover.

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