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Income support claimants stable in 2004
The number of people claiming income support in the Netherlands remained fairly stable in 2004. The number of people receiving unemployment benefit did increase, but the rise has slowed down...
Fewer debt management plans
Nearly 2,800 debt management plans were pronounced in the first quarter of 2008. This is around one third fewer than in the first quarter of 2007.
Murders up again in large cities
In 2007, 164 people were murdered in the Netherlands, five more than in 2006. This has put a stop to the recent decrease in the annual number of murder victims.
Dutch read fewer books, but bookshops record higher turnover rates
In 2007, bookshops again sold more books, newspapers and magazines. Though there is an increase in online buying, bookshops remain the most important sales channel, accounting for 55 percent of total...
Water tax proceeds marginally up again
In 2008, water board authorities estimate to receive more than 2 billion euro in taxes, an increase by 2.2 percent relative to one year previously.
Unemployment increases most rapidly in South Holland
Last year, unemployment increased in most provinces. The most substantial unemployment growth was recorded in South Holland.
More goods transported in foreign lorries
Foreign hauliers are becoming more important in Dutch road transport. From each 100 tons of goods loaded in the Netherlands, 6.4 tons were carried by foreign hauliers versus 5.5 tons in 2005.
Dutch public slightly more satisfied with police
The Dutch public were more positive about the police in the municipality where they lived in 2011. People were more satisfied than in 2010 in terms of their contact with the police as well as how the...
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.
Male labour participation rate lower in major cities than in the rest of the country
In the four major Dutch cities, the labour participation rate of the male population was below the nationwide average.
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.
Three years of turnover losses in home furnishing stores
Turnover of home furnishing stores in the first quarter of 2012 was down 5 percent on the first quarter of 2011. This is entirely due to fewer sales.
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