The government has allocated almost 3 billion more for unemployment benefits
The Cabinet of Ministers decided to provide an additional unemployment insurance fund to 2.97 billion UAH for the payment of unemployment benefits.
This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of the Economy.
“Today, June 10, at a government meeting, it was decided to provide the Fund with additional unemployment insurance of UA 2,972 million to pay unemployment benefits irrevocably,” the statement said. .
As noted by the Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine Igor Petrashko, the government is taking all possible measures to save jobs.
“But the reality is that quarantine measures are negatively affecting the job market and the number of unemployed is increasing. To ensure that people receive help in a timely manner and to the extent prescribed by law, the government’s decision today on additional funding is extremely important, “said Petrashko.
As indicated, in accordance with Decision No. 308 of the Council of Ministers of April 27, 2020 on the allocation of funds for the provision of financial assistance to the Public Social Insurance Fund compulsory for unemployment, financial assistance was provided to the Unemployment Insurance Fund in the amount of 1.277 billion UAH for the payment of unemployment assistance. To date, financial assistance in the amount of UA 1,198 billion has been provided, or 94% of the volumes stipulated. When the government provided financial assistance, the number of people receiving unemployment benefits was 43% higher than last year. Today, the number of those receiving unemployment assistance is 78% higher than last year.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru