Unemployment expected to increase


Unemployment expected to increase

24. 03. 2020 14:49

The new Government probably won't manage to keep unemployment at a level of 5 percent during the ongoing crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak, new Labour Minister Milan Krajniak (We Are Family) stated on TV Markiza on Monday evening. "Every employer who has had to shut down his outlet due to a government directive or posted a drop in turnover or got into any other problem because of the crisis will be helped by the Government," he said, adding that the aforementioned help should come in the form of a percentage of an employee's salary. This way it will be more advantageous for an employer to keep an employee than to lay him or her off. The exact percentage of a salary that the Government would pay to an employer is yet to be decided by the Cabinet.

"We think that everyone should bear part of the burden at the moment. Employees won't receive a 100-percent salary for the period they have to stay at home, but we can guarantee a major part of their net salaries. Employers won't get all labour costs refunded, but we can guarantee a major portion of them," said Krajniak.

Anca Dragu, Photo: AP/TASR

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