Netherlands: Generous Welfare Allows 90% of Refugees to Not Work
A recent study found that almost 90% of refugees are still not working after 2 1/2 years in The Netherlands.
The refugees found that they make as much money sitting at home as they do at low skilled jobs.
A 2017 study found similar numbers in Austria.
And a German study found only 1 in 5 refugees were working.
Voice of Europe reported:
Refugees with a residence permit barely have a job, Dutch newspaper “De Telegraaf” reports. Almost 90% of refugees, who received their residence permit in 2014, were unemployed two and a half years later, according to figures from the Dutch statistics office CBS.
While 11% of refugees do work, a large majority of them still don’t have a full-time job. After two and a half years only 15% are fully employed. The group mostly consists of Syrians and Eritreans: 75% of refugees come from one of those two countries.