Unemployment in the Netherlands continues to fall. In February a total of 367 thousand people were unemployed, 4.1 percent of the working population. In January it was 4.2 percent. Over the past three months, the number of unemployed people in the Netherlands fell by 10 thousand per month, Statistics Netherlands reported on Thursday.
Unemployment in the Netherlands continues to steadily decline. In November 4.4 percent of the labor force was unemployed, compared to 4.5 percent in October. That amounts to 397 thousand unemployed people, dropping below the 400 thousand mark for the first time since August 2009, Statistics Netherlands reported on Thursday.
Unemployment in the Netherlands dropped by an average of 6 thousand people per month during the first three months of this year, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands. In March a total of 463 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed, 5.1 percent of the working population. In March last year, there were 574 thousand unemployed.
The number of people with paid work increased by an average of 14 thousand per month over the past three months. At the end of March benefits agency UWV was paying 415 thousand unemployment benefits, a decrease of 0.3 percent.
2016 saw the biggest drop in unemployment in the Netherlands in 10 years, according to figures from Statistics Netherlands. The unemployment rate dropped from 6.6 percent of the workforce in December 2015 to 5.4 percent in December 2016. The last time there was such a big decline in unemployment was in 2006, the statistics office announced on Thursday.
Last month 482 thousand people in the Netherlands were registered as unemployed and seeking work. That is 17 thousand fewer than in November 2016 and amounts to 5.4 percent of the workforce.
Unemployment in the Netherlands continued its slight decline in November and for the first time since 2012 the number of unemployed in the country dropped below 500 thousand, Statistics Netherlands said on Thursday.
Last month there were 499 thousand unemployed people in the Netherlands, compared to 502 thousand in October. The unemployment rate remained stable at 5.6 percent of the workforce. Between September and November, the number of unemployed fell by an average of 7 thousand per month.
The number of people over 50 receiving unemployment benefits in the Netherlands continues to decline, according to benefits agency UWV on Tuesday. While the entire country is seeing a decline, there are large regional differences, NU.nl reports.
In Friesland the number of people over 50 on unemployment decreased by 13 percent since February. In Noord-Holland and Utrecht, the decline was around 4 percent.
Two thirds of unemployed people in the Netherlands manage to find another job within a year, according to figures from benefits agency UWV. The unemployed are benefiting from increasing job opportunities on the Dutch labor market
In August unemployment in the Netherlands dropped to its lowest rate since August 2012, Statistics Netherlands announced on Thursday. Last month 521 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed. That is 5.8 percent of the workforce, compared to 6 percent in July.
The unemployment rate in the Netherlands dropped to 6.1 percent of the workforce in June, Statistics Netherlands announced on Thursday. The number of unemployed people in the country decreased from 558 thousand in December 2015 to 550 thousand in June 2016.
Unemployment in the Netherlands continues to decline, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands on Thursday. Most of the decline can be attributed to the age group 25 to 45 years, where unemployment has been falling almost continually for two years. People in long-term unemployment are still struggling to reenter the workforce.
Benefits agency UWV expects that the economic recovery will continue to mean an increase in the demand for labor this year and next year. UWV expects the number of jobs to grow by 1.1 percent this year and 0.9 percent in 2017, totalling in 200 thousand new jobs, according to the agency's latest forecast
Benefits agency UWV expects that the Dutch labor market will continue to recover in 2016, with 102 extra jobs created this year. If the self-employment jobs are included, the growth in jobs is even higher at 129 thousand. In 2015 a total of 56 thousand jobs were created
An increasing number of Dutch households are heavily reliant on welfare benefits to get through the month. Between 2008 and 2014 the proportion increased from 9.1 percent to 11.6 percent. Single-parent families and non-western households are most often dependent on benefits to make ends meet, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands on Tuesday.
A decrease in the unemployment rate in the last quarter of 2015 led to slightly higher spending in November. Consumer confidence dropped by 2 points in January, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands on Thursday.
More than half of the unemployed over 55-year-olds in the Netherlands can not find a new job before their unemployment benefits run out, according to figures NU got from LocalFocus and benefits agency UWV of the period 2013 to November 2015.
A total of 639 thousand migrants from European Union countries were living in the Netherlands on December 31st 2014. That is an increase of 47 percent compared to the 435 thousand EU migrants in the country in 2007, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands on Monday. Since 2012, the annual increase was about 5.5 percent.
Despite the still high unemployment rate and number of people on welfare benefits, the economic outlook in the Netherlands is somewhat brighter in November than a month ago. Almost all key signals for the state of the Dutch economy are on green this month.
The costs for benefits for unemployed teachers are running so high, that schools no longer have money for new teaching assistants and smaller classes.
The labor market in engineering and IT is showing improvement. The number of vacancies is increasing and the number of unemployment benefits is decreasing, benefits agency UWV announced on Friday.
A quietly implemented change to the calculation of unemployment benefits, has had negative effects on flexible workers and seasonal workers, whose benefits are suddenly much lower. The change is also affecting those who briefly left unemployment for lower paid jobs and then reapplied for benefits
The coalition parties have reached a deadlock in the debate on the extension of the duration of unemployment benefits. The VVD is blocking the unions' desired repair of the benefit, while the PvdA wants to fulfill the agreement with the unions, even if only to avoid a confrontation
Unemployment dropped to 6.8 percent of the working population in July, compared to 7.3 percent in the same month last year. Consumer confidence increased by 2 points in August and is up to 6. And consumers spent 2.2 percent more in June this year than in the same month in 2014.
The UWV benefits agency expects chaos once the new unemployment scheme takes effect on July 1st. People who become unemployed after July 1st will have to declare the money they make before receiving unemployment benefits. According to the UWV, reporting his income is so complicated that everyone who has do deal with it will make mistakes, Trouw reports.
Benefits agency UWV has decided to play a more active role in helping those who are receiving a benefit and are struggling with debt, by asking people to report their debt to them. This is decision was based on the results of a study commissioned by UWV.