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Number of unemployment benefits no longer in decline

For the first time since the second quarter of 2005, the number of unemployment benefits has increased again.

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Number of social security benefits still declining

In the third quarter of 2008, the number of benefits paid to under-65s dropped further to 262 thousand, i.e. more than 6 thousand down on the second quarter.

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Fewer benefits under the National Survivor's Benefits Act

In September 2008 118 thousand people were claiming a benefit under the National Survivor’s Benefits Act (Algemene nabestaandenwet). This is 8 thousand fewer than twelve months previously.

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Number of social security benefits 20 thousand down in less than 1 year

In the second quarter of 2008, the number of social security benefits paid to under-65s was reduced by 2.6 thousand to 268 thousand.

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Decrease in welfare benefits tapering off

The number of welfare benefits paid to people under 65 fell to 271 thousand in the first quarter of 2008.

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Sharp increase in young disabled

In December last year, 167 thousand young disabled received labour disablement benefits under the Disablement Provision Act for Disabled from an Early Age (Wajong), as against 155 thousand one year...

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Shorter period on income support increases chance of coming off it

More than 300 thousand people in the Netherlands were claiming income support at the end of 2005. One in ten of them came off the benefit in the course of 2006.

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No further fall in unemployment

An average 321 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in the period December 2007- February 2008. This is the equivalent of 4.2 percent of the labour force.

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Number of long-term income support benefits down

In 2007, the number of income support benefits declined markedly for the third year running. At the end of December, 275 thousand benefits were received, 27 thousand fewer than one year previously.

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Sustained reduction social security benefits

In the third quarter of 2007, the number of under-65s receiving income support continued to fall.

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Steady fall in income support benefits

The number of people aged under 65 claiming income support benefit fell by 7 thousand in the second quarter of 2007. 290 thousand people were claiming income support at the end of June 2007.

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Income support benefits drop below 300 thousand

The number of people younger than 65 years claiming income support fell to 297 thousand in the first quarter of 2007.

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Income support at lowest level for 25 years

The number of income support claimants under 65 years of age fell by 27 thousand to 302 thousand last year. This is the lowest level for 25 years.

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Unemployment among foreigners down slightly

Unemployment among people in the Netherlands with a non-western foreign background has fallen slightly. The decrease was completely accounted for by the youngest age groups. For people with a...

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Biggest fall in income support for years

The number of people aged under 65 years claiming income support fell by nearly 11 thousand in the third quarter of 2006. This is the largest quarterly decrease since 1999.

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