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Vulnerable groups at the core of The Hague local policy
The use of data is in line with the government’s growing preference for knowledge-based policies
Annual flows in social security benefits, 2006-2011
Yearly figures on claimants of a disability benefit for young people (Wajong), income support benefit (WWB) and people working in a social employment scheme (WSW), in combination with whether they...
Fewer social security claimants find work
The proportion of social security claimants who found a new job declined further last year. Since the start of the survey in 2007, the proportion has never been so low.
Fewer people claiming benefits
For the first time in ten years, the number of people in the Netherlands claiming a social benefit has decreased across the board.
Unemployment rising further
In the period September – November 2009, seasonally adjusted unemployment stood at 412 thousand, an increase by 9 thousand relative to the period August - October.
High proportion of benefit recipients in provinces of Limburg and Groningen
The number of people relying on social security varies widely across the Dutch provinces.
Number of jobs plummets
The number of jobs of employees was 143 thousand lower in the third quarter of 2009 than one year previously.