Study: Almost 90% of Refugees Still Not Working After 2 Years in The Netherlands
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.
Dutch migration researcher Jan van de Beek, tells De Telegraaf that a lot of migrants didn’t have decent education. According to Van de Beek especially low skilled jobs are unattractive for migrants because sometimes the benefits they receive are just as high as the income from a low skilled job.