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.
According to Statistics Netherlands, retail sales increased last year for the first time since 2008. Compared to 2013, the volume of sales was 1 percent higher and prices in stores were lower. The turnover also increased by 0.5 percent, after two years of decreases.
According to Statistics Netherlands, the number of Bulgarians and Romanians who have come to the Netherlands to work since the need for a permit was abolished on January 1st last year, is very small when compared to the many thousands of Poles who come to the country every year.
According to Statistics Netherlands, children who grew up in a family that had to receive benefits, are less educated than their peers around their 30th birthday. Regardless of their qualifications, these children are also more likely need benefits later in life.
Statistics Netherlands announced today that the average price level for existing homes was 0.9 percent higher last year than in 2013. This is the first time since the financial crisis in 2008 that the average price level of a year is higher than that of the previous year.
The real disposable income of households was 2.5 percent higher in the 3rd quarter of 2014 than in the same period last year, Statistics Netherlands announced today. The disposable income of households also increased in the first two quarters of this year.
According to Statistic Netherlands, the unemployment rate in the Netherlands has remained almost constant in the last three months. There were 630 thousand unemployed in the Netherlands in November, accounting for 8 percent of the workforce.
In 2013 the most common causes of death in the Netherlands was cancer and cardiovascular disease. Of the more than 141 thousand people who died in 2013, 42 thousand (30 percent) died of cancer and 38 thousand (27 percent) died of cardiovascular diseases.
According to Statistics Netherlands, 1,854 people in the Netherlands committed suicide in 2013, 101 more than in 2012. This is the sixth consecutive year that the number of suicides increased.
Statistics Netherlands reports that the annual increase of new PhDs has doubled in the past two decades and women are catching up.
Employees at Dutch firms cost employers an average of 33 euros per working hour, after all taxes, sick leave and holiday pay is factored in. Laborers in the mining industry cost the most, saddling employers with an average of price of 58 euros per hour, whereas hospitality industry workers cost an average of 18 euros per hour worked, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS).
The number of elderly victims of violence in the Netherlands is on the rise, according to a new report released Tuesday.
The industrial sectors in the Netherlands can expect to see growth in investments of about 15 percent in 2015, official government agency Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reported Monday. Investment is expected to climb even higher for chemical product manufacturers and refineries, which are expected to see an increase of 23 percent to a total of two billion euros.
About half of Dutch employees took no sick leave in all of 2013, Statistics Netherlands stated in a new report. Some 48% of employees applied for one or more days of sick leave last year, with fewer than a fourth of all sick leave being caused by work-related illness or accident.
For more than half a year the prices of existing homes have been higher than in the same month in 2013.
According to Statistics Netherlands, consumers spent 0.6 percent less on goods and services in September than in the same month last year. Consumer confidence deteriorated in November, especially regarding the economy.
Nearly 4.5% of all people in the Netherlands have been diagnosed diabetes, up from 2.5% in 2002. The large increase is due to a spike in the rate of people with type two diabetes, Statistics Netherlands reported this week.
The 642 million euro additional tax that the Netherlands must pay the European Union is based on the correct calculations.
According to Statistics Netherlands, one in three of all internet users aged 12 and older use cloud computing.
According to figures from Statistics Netherlands, the chance of women dying during pregnancy or childbirth has become ten times smaller since the 1950's. From 2007 less than ten women die during pregnancy or childbirth per year.
According to Peter-Hein van Mulligen, chief economist of Statistics Netherlands, the figures underlying the additional tax the Netherlands received from the European Union last week, are correct.
According to figures from Statistics Netherlands, on October 1st, 2014, the Netherlands had almost 2.2 thousand residents who are 100 years old or older. This is more than twice as many as on January 1st, 2000.