With unemployment at 4.2% – less than 120,000 – in Denmark it has one of the lowest rates of unemployment in Europe. Those unemployed get 90% of their former salary but there are very strict controls on those receiving these benefits. Some of them are outlined below:
- Check-in with the government website every 7 days
- Apply for 3 jobs each week that you are unemployed – also have to prove their efforts
- Within two weeks after you become unemployed, you must upload and activate a CV on the government website.
- Each month they have to attend an interview with a government job centre
- Financial benefits maybe cut if they don’t abide by the conditions.
The video compares the French system with that of Denmark.