In the second half of 1999 Statistics Netherlands carried out an ad hoc project on environment-related employment in the Netherlands. The European Commission co-financed this project under the Community programme Environmental protection and employment. Direct environment-related employment in the Netherlands estimated at least at 92,000 (end of 1997), which is about 1,3 % of total employment. Some 34,000 of these jobs were in local and central government.
Eurostat working papers ; 2/2000/B3