The Dutch manufacturing industry grew less fast in May. This was shown Wednesday by figures from Markit. The purchasing managers index for Dutch industry decreased from 59.9 in April to 57.8 in May. An index reading greater than 50 indicates growth, while less than 50 means contraction.
The number of job vacancies in the United States fell in April, but nevertheless remains high. This was shown Wednesday by figures from the U.S. Department of Labor. In April, the number of open job vacancies was 11.4 million compared to 11.9 million in March. In February and January, the counter stood at 11.3 million open vacancies. A year earlier, in April 2021 there were 9.3 million open job vacancies.
The unemployment rate in the eurozone was stable in April. This was reported by the European statistical office Eurostat on Wednesday. The unemployment rate in the currency union came to 6.8%, the same as in March. In April 2021 the unemployment rate in the eurozone was 8.2%.
The 6M Euribor increased with 2 basis points to -0.05% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap increased with 4 basis points to 1.89% compared to previous business day.
In the attachment, today’s market data on money and capital market rates as well as other rates are presented.
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