Welfare claims down Q3

The number of people claiming welfare (bijstand) has fallen by almost 11,000 in the third quarter of this year, the biggest drop since 1999, says national statistics office CBS.

Some 311,000 people are still claiming welfare benefits, of whom 45% are aged between 45 and 65.

Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl.

We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.

Make a donation