US jobs and economic ties with the Netherlands
|Datum:||19 december 2017|
How important is the trade relationship between the Netherlands and United States for American jobs? In a recent tweet, the Dutch Embassy in Washington DC claims that 740 000 American jobs depend on economies ties with the Netherlands: due to exports from the US to the Netherlands and investments in the US by Dutch firms. In a fact check by NRC Handelsblad, Gaaitzen de Vries explains that this may well lead to double-counting of American jobs and that a more realistic number of American jobs supported by consumption and investment in the Netherlands is 190 000.