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Dutch government expects unemployment to fall to record low

The Dutch economy will grow by 2.6 percent next year and unemployment will fall to a record low of 3.5 percent, the government said Tuesday as it presented its budget plans for the coming year.

The projected sixth year of growth reflected an economy that has recovered strongly from the global financial crisis a decade ago.

With the economy booming, the plans included extra spending on defense forces, police and security, education and infrastructure.

The government also earmarked 90 million euros ($105 million) to strengthen customs and food safety services as they deal with next year's Brexit.

King Willem-Alexander unveiled the economic projections while...

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