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Mar 28 '14 09:39

If the cabinet transfers youth care, elderly care and young handicapped benefits (Wajong) to municipalities next year, then those municipalities which have the biggest financial problems will have the most work to do.

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Feb 21 '14 12:25

Prices for houses have dropped by some 0.5 percent in the last year, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) has reported.

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Feb 20 '14 07:42

For the second year in a row, the amount of children attending day care in the Netherlands has dropped.

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Feb 6 '14 12:03

The number of births and marriages dropped in 2013 compared to previous years, the Central Bureau for Statistics CBS has reported.

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Feb 4 '14 04:35

The number of cancer diagnosis in the Netherlands in 2013 (101,500) remained almost the same as the year before (100,800), according to a preliminary estimate of the Integral Cancer Center Netherlands (IKNL), based on data from the Dutch Cancer Registration (NKR).

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Jan 10 '14 06:00

In the Netherlands, the inflation rate rose 1.7% in December, the national statistics office CBS announced on Thursday.

Dec 24 '13 16:17

Revised figures show the Dutch economy grew by 0.2 percent in the third quarter of 2013, a marked improvement on the 0.4 percent reduction a year earlier, according to the CBS. The growth estimate is measured against the second quarter of the year.

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Dec 20 '13 11:47

Resale prices for existing homes in the Netherlands dropped 4.7% in November, compared to a year earlier. New data released by the national statistics office, CBS, show existing home sale prices down 20.5% versus the peak prices seen in August 2008.

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Dec 19 '13 12:00

One in ten people in the Netherlands suffered from depression in 2012, according to figures the Central Bureau of Statistics

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Dec 3 '13 15:29

Poverty in the Netherlands is in an upswing. The Social and Cultural Planning Bureau SCP says 1.2 million live below the poverty line, 7,6 percent of the country’s residents.

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Nov 14 '13 15:33

With 0.1% growth in the Dutch economy last quarter, new statistics released by the CBS show the Dutch recession has come to an end. The growth was demonstrated in the third quarter of 2013, compared to the previous quarter.

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Nov 7 '13 11:35

In the Netherlands, the rate of inflation fell in October to 1.6%, the lowest level since November 2010, the national statistics office CBS announced Thursday.

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Oct 21 '13 18:02

House prices were down 4.1% in September 2013, compared with same month in 2012, CBS announced Oct. 21.

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Sep 26 '13 02:25

Half of the newborn baby girls are expected to turn one hundred or older. This is evident from calculations of the Dutch Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute NIDI. Of the newborn boys one out of three may turn one hundred.

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Sep 16 '13 02:59

The Dutchman loses an average of 0.5 percent of their purchasing power next year. The growth of the Dutch economy will average 0.5 percent, while the budget deficit will average 3.3 percent in 2014.

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Sep 10 '13 02:35

Greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands were nearly 1 percent lower last year than in 2011, reports CBS.

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Aug 15 '13 04:59

The economic recovery for the Netherlands is not happening yet and therefore the deficit for the Netherlands remains far too high. Next year, the deficit is 3.9 percent. That was announced the Central Planning Bureau (CPB) and the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) on Wednesday. What are the political reactions?

The government accepts that the Netherlands will not meet the European standard of three percent next year. But there will be no more than 6 billion cut, said Jeroen Dijsselbloem Minister of Finance on Wednesday in response to the new estimates from the CPB.

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Jul 16 '13 04:20

Because of the crisis, future parents decide to delay getting children. There were approximately 172,000 children born in the Netherlands between June 2012 and May 2013, which are 6,400 less than in the previous year, reports the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) on Monday.

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Jun 20 '13 08:50

Less visitors for less outdoor pools. The, mostly, private owners of these baths have not an  easy time. This can be concluded from figures of the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

Fewer Dutch can cool down in the summer in an outdoor swimming pool. There are at this moment only 220 of such pools, against 330 in the late 1980s. The cause: municipalities must cut spending and have merged.

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Apr 10 '13 17:31

In the first three months of this year the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics, Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS), reported the highest number of bankruptcies in a quarter since measurements started 30 years ago.

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Apr 5 '13 17:22

The Dutch bureau of statistics, Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS), presented the crime figures of 2011 per municipality. The report concludes that the chance that a burglar gets caught is 11,5 percent in the Netherlands.

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Mar 29 '13 06:42

The Dutch economy shrank faster in the last quarter of 2012 than previously thought. This follows from the second estimate of the CBS, which was distributed on Thursday. According to the estimate, the economy shrank by 0.4 percent. The first estimate in mid-February, on the other hand, showed a shrinking of 0.2 percent.

The shrinkage was 1.2 percent compared to a year earlier. In the first estimate, this was still at 0.9 percent. Consumer expenditure was lower and authorities spent less money than expected.

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Mar 27 '13 03:00

The Netherlands counts almost 2.000 100-plussers, people over a hundred year old. 87 percent of them are women and more than half still live independently.

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Mar 27 '13 02:54

For the first time since 1984, the Netherlands counts more than 600.000 unemployed people. According to the latest numbers of the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics, Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS), unemployment increased sharply again in February, up to 7,7 percent.


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