Denmark - Job bonus for long-term unemployed - February 28, 2017

The government is offering long term unemployed a ‘jobpræmie’ – job bonus – equivalent to up to 10 percent of a person’s income for no more than 18 months; a possible total of 45,000 Danish kroner (€6,000). The measure is planned to come into force on 1 April and will be valid for two years. It is targeted at some 164,000 citizens who have been unemployed and received benefits for a long consecutive period of time. However, observers are sceptical as such bonuses have been tried, both by the political left and right, with no discernible results.

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