The Directorate of Labour has received instructions from the Minister of Social and Children’s Affairs to deviate from the general age requirements of the Unemployment Insurance Act when applying for unemployment benefits alongside reduced employment ratio.
News 2020 April
Today april 7th, we are paying out unemployment benefits alongside reduced employment ratio for the second half of the month of March.
Registered unemployment was 5,0% in February 2020 and increased from 4,8% in January and up from 3,1% in February 2019. There were in average 9.162 unemployed in February 2020 or up with 354 from January 2020.
Due to the unusual circumstances that have arisen, including heavily increased work loads at The Directorate of Labour, is evident that application processing periods will increase significantly.