Many Dutch asylum seekers jobless

9th October 2011, Comments 0 comments

Figures from the Dutch CBS statistics office show that 22 percent of asylum seekers are officially registered as unemployed and looking for work.

This is far higher than the percentage of people in a similar position from the native Dutch community three percent and the non-Western immigrant community nine percent.

The figures were requested by the Dutch Council for Refugees VluchtelingenWerk Nederland which published them on Sunday. They cover people who claimed asylum in the Netherlands between 2000 and 2010 and who have received residence permits and are registered with a Dutch municipality.

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