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US jobs and economic ties with the Netherlands

Datum:19 december 2017
US jobs and economic ties with the Netherlands
US jobs and economic ties with the Netherlands

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. 

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