435k to get unemployment payments

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By next year about half a million people will receive an unemployment insurance payment, according to the expectations of the employment benefit authority, UWV.A UWV report already indicates an increase in the number of people with an allowance by 95,000 to 435,000 for this year alone.

An UWV location in Groningen (Fruggo/nl.wikipedia)

UWV's prognosis is based on the expectation of the Central Planning Agency that the total number of unemployed will increase next year to 670,000. At the same time, the unemployment rate in the Netherlands has declined over four consecutive months.

The number of disabled applying for a workers' insurance payment remains fairly stable. It has become increasingly difficult to receive the status of "disabled," with some reports attributing this to the historic low rate of workers with disabilities in the Netherlands.