Unemployment benefit reform “works”

September 21st, 2013

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Despite a general downturn in the economy, the number of unemployment benefit recipients finding work has risen since the government shortened benefit eligibility periods earlier this year.

Statistics from think-tank Kraka show 33 percent of unemployed find work in the final months of their two-year eligibility period.

Prior to the reform being implemented in January, the number of people finding work after two years was at 14 percent. “The reform works,” said Kraka economist Andreas Højbjerre.


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