The Dutch economy grew for the fourth consecutive quarter, as the figures for the first quarter published by Statistics Netherlands show. The growth amounted to 0.4 percent as compared to the last quarter of 2014. Compared to one year before, the size of taThe Dutch economy grew for the fourth consecutive quarter, as the figures for the first quarter published by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) show. The growth amounted to 0.4 percent as compared to the last quarter of 2014. Compared to one year before, the size of the Dutch economy increased by 2.4 percent.he Dutch economy increased by 2.4%.
Somalis in the Netherlands often struggle financially. Only about one in five Somali Dutch have work and about half of them are living on benefits. The Somalis is by far the population in the Netherlands with the most problems in the labor market.
Inflation in April rose mainly due to increase in phone prices, reports Statistics Netherlands (CBS). There are now more new models that are sold at higher prices than their predecessors. The developments in food prices are also affecting the level of inflation.
Many Dutch people are making full use of the free movement of persons in Europe. In early 2011 almost half a million Dutch people were living in other European countries.
The government may have additional financial obligations to the EU. The new calculations by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) show that the economic output in 2011 and 2012 was higher than previously estimated. This would require the Netherlands to pay more in contributions to the European Union.
Despite the fact that most elderly people in the Netherlands live independently, many of them have trouble with daily tasks and activities.
Shoppers in the Netherlands spent 2.4 percent more on consumption goods this February than a year before, marking the largest increase in four years, reports Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Consumers particularly spent more on natural gas, clothing and home furnishing.
The number of people with jobs has increased by 18,000 in the last three months. In particular, it is young people who are more likely to pick up work.
The volume of exports in February was 6.6 percent higher than a year earlier, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) revealed this week. The observed increase was smaller than that of January.
Roughly 65 thousand new companies were created over the course of 2014, with an additional 12 thousand formed in the first quarter of 2015. The increase is mainly caused by a growing number of sole proprietorships, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reported Wednesday.
The number of hybrid cars in the Netherlands rose by a fourfold between 2009 and 2014, reports Statistic Netherlands (CBS). There are currently 156 thousand hybrid vehicles in the country. In 2014, 30 thousand vehicles were purchased, with three-quarters of those purchased by a business.
Educated ethnic minorities have a better chance of finding a job in the Dutch job market than their peers with a lower education, but are still at a disadvantage against people with two Dutch parents.
A record number of more than 60 million passengers caught a flight at a Dutch airport last year, an increase of almost 5 percent compared to 2013. Most of these passengers traveled through Schiphol. This is according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands today.
Individuals who undergo debt restructuring of their are increasingly aged 45 or above. Divorces and a decline in income are the most likely causes of a growing number of restructuring cases, and older individuals are finding themselves in difficult financial situations more frequently, reports Statistics Netherlands (CBS).
The number of students in high school education increased from 13 thousand in 1900 to almost a million today, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) revealed on Thursday. Currently, 80 percent of the Dutch population between the ages of 12 and 18 are enrolled in a secondary school. The current percentage has largely held over the course of the last four decades.
Consumer confidence in the Netherlands is positive for the first time since 2007, reports Statistics Netherlands (CBS). The percentage difference between positive and negative responses is at 2 percent, as opposed to -7% in February.
There were fewer unemployed people in the Netherlands in February, reports Statistics Netherlands. The drop is due to the workforce decreasing by 13,000 people, while the number of employed remained virtually unchanged compared to January.
Despite ending 2014 on a positive note, the Retail sector in the Netherlands is improving slower than in other European countries. Last year the sales (volume) in the Netherlands increased to 1.0 percent, the first growth in six years. This is still below the average volume growth in the EU of almost 2 percent.
The volume of exported goods in the Netherlands increased in January for the 8th month in a row. The exports in January was 10.2 percent higher than in January 2014, the highest growth since 2011.
The horeca (Dutch abbreviation for Hotel/Restaurant/Café) sector showed a higher growth in the last quarter of 2014 as compared to previous years, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Over the course of 2014, the industry grew by 5.6 percent, which is the largest output expansion in hospitality since the pre-crisis period ending with 2007.
Bookstores are becoming a rare sight in the Netherlands. Last year the Netherlands had a total of about 800 bookstores, compared to almost 1,000 in 2007 - a decrease of 20 percent.
There has been a considerable decrease in the number of Dutch victims of common crime such as violence, property crimes and vandalism in the pas 10 years. There has also been a decrease in people who feel unsafe in their neighborhoods. This is according to figures published by Statistics Netherlands today.
The number of unemployed people in the Netherlands increased with 2 thousand in January when compared with December 2014. Despite this the unemployment rate deceased with almost one percent to 7.2 percent. This is according to figures that Statistics Netherlands released today.
More than half of all households (56 percent) made use of at least one social benefit in 2012. This is according to research done by Statistic Netherlands, commissioned by the Quality Institute Dutch Municipalities.