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Overijssel - NL21

EU regions: Netherlands > Eastern Netherlands > Overijssel

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long term unemployment20200.8
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2019108
unemployment rate20203.5
employment rate202078.7
number of inhabitants20201 162 406
population density2019344.9
percentage of part time workers, men202023
percentage of part time workers, women202080.12
life long learning participation202017.3
youth unemployment rate20208.2
unemployment rate of youth with elementary education202010.3
old-age dependency ratio202030.5
gender gap in employment rate202091.01
gender gap in unemployment rate202097.22

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demographic pyramid NL21 Overijssel based on economic activity – employed, unemploye, inactive

Composition of population according to age group, education and economic activity, Overijssel

age grouplow educationmiddle educationhigh education

note: in thousands, according to labour force sample survey. P – total population, E – employed, U – unemployed, I – number of ecnomically inactive

demographic pyramid NL21 1996 Overijssel, population pyramid of Overijssel demographic pyramid NL21 Overijssel

From wikipedia:

Overijssel ( OH-vər-EYE-səl, Dutch: [ˌoːvərˈɛisəl] (listen); Low German: Oaveriessel [ˌɒːvərˈiːsəl]; German: Oberyssel) is a province of the Netherlands located in the eastern part of the country. The province's name translates to „across the IJssel“, from the perspective of the Episcopal principality of Utrecht by which it was held until 1528. The capital city of Overijssel is Zwolle and the largest city is Enschede. The province had a population of 1,142,360 in 2015.


Overijssel is bordered by Germany (Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia) to the east, the Achterhoek region of Gelderland to the south, the Veluwe region of Gelderland and Flevoland to the west, and Friesland and the former moors of Drenthe to the north. Overijssel comprises three regions: Kop van Overijssel in the northwest, Salland in the centre of the province, and Twente in the east. Besides the capital Zwolle, other major cities are Almelo, Deventer, Enschede, and Hengelo.

To the southeast, the province's surface is mostly sandy, interspersed with small rivers such as the Regge and Dinkel and other brooks. In the northwest, the geology is dominated by sediments from the Overijsselse Vecht and clay. The northern parts were once covered by veen (bogs) which separated the dryer and more arable south from Drenthe and which have been exploited as fuel to a large degree. Only small patches survive today (Engbertsdijksvenen near Tubbergen, Witteveen (near Haaksbergen), and the Aamsveen (near Enschede).

other: Eastern Netherlands, Gelderland, Flevoland, Overijssel

neighbours: Münster Government Region, Friesland, Flevoland, Gelderland, Weser-Ems Government Region, Drenthe

subregions: Noord-Overijssel, Zuidwest-Overijssel, Twente

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Overijssel - NL21, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/NL21


Current statistics

December 2021: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 200225, of which 92693 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 7.4 % (3.4 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 21.7 % (13.9 %), Revúca 20.8 % (13.6 %), Kežmarok 18.3 % (10.3 %), Rožňava 17.0 % (10.6 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Trenčín 3.5 %, Trnava 3.6 %, Hlohovec 3.6 %, Nitra 3.7 %, Piešťany 3.7 %