Prison » Large groups of non-western migrants live on benefits in the Netherlands – Official data

Voice Of Europe
November 15, 2018

Syrians in the Netherlands can barely find jobs and as a result 79 per cent live below the poverty threshold.

For 95 per cent of these Syrians, benefits are the primary source of income. This is even worse for Eritreans with 96.9 per cent, according to Dutch statistical office CBS.

Especially non-western migrants are at risk for poverty, as a lot of them are unemployed. Around 80 per cent of Eritreans, 54.9 per cent of Somalis and 36.2 per cent of Afghans are having an income below the poverty threshold.

Of the groups, Afghans work the most, with 8.3 per cent of them being employed. Eritreans show the worst stats, with 1.9 per cent being employed.

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This article was posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:40 am

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