Fewer people on welfare

31st August 2007, Comments 0 comments

31 August 2007, AMSTERDAM – The number of welfare benefits issued to people under the age of 65 fell by 7,000 during the second quarter of 2007. The number of welfare benefits came to 290,000 at the end of June. This has emerged from the most recent figures from Statistics Netherlands (CBS). In one year's time the number of people on welfare has fallen by 32,000. This is not only due to the healthy economy but also to the Work and Benefits law that came into effect in 2004.

31 August 2007

AMSTERDAM – The number of welfare benefits issued to people under the age of 65 fell by 7,000 during the second quarter of 2007. The number of welfare benefits came to 290,000 at the end of June. This has emerged from the most recent figures from Statistics Netherlands (CBS).
 
In one year's time the number of people on welfare has fallen by 32,000. This is not only due to the healthy economy but also to the Work and Benefits law that came into effect in 2004.

This law requires all benefits recipients to apply for jobs. Most of those who left the welfare system are men under the age of 35.

The number of people receiving unemployment benefits fell by 25 percent to 210,000.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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