Gov’t corona support increasing inequality, Planning Office says

The government’s third support package for companies means that unemployment will rise somewhat less rapidly next year than previously expected, increasing to 5.9 percent instead of last month’s expectation of 6.5 percent, according to central planning office CPB. Government aid is mainly ending up with people with permanent employment, increasing inequality in the Netherlands, the CPB said in its Budget Day Macro Economic Outlook, NOS reports.Submitted by Janene Pieters on Wednesday, 16 September 2020 – 08:00

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