Only 20,000 people in Norway received cash benefits in June – the lowest number for June since 1998

NAV - unemployedPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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Slightly more than 20,000 people received cash benefits at the end of June this year. That is the lowest number of recipients for June since the benefit was introduced.

In June this year, there were 1,505 fewer people who received cash benefits than at the same time last year, which is a decrease of 6.9%, the NAV stated on Wednesday.

“The decline is slightly larger than it has been in recent years, and both the proportion and the number of recipients is the lowest in June since the cash benefit was introduced in 1998,” NAV chief Hans Christian Holte noted.

“The decline is partly due to the fact that fewer children have been born in recent years and that there are fewer people who are entitled to cash benefits,” he said.

The figures on cash benefits have significant seasonal variations. June is the month where the proportion and number are highest because many children turn one year old during the January-June period but do not get a kindergarten place until August. 

While waiting for a place, parents can receive cash benefits – usually, the proportion and number drop by half in September.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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