since the beginning of the quarantine, about uah 14 billion have been directed to compensation for full and partial unemployment. reported by the press service of the ministry of economic development on wednesday, 25 november.
from march 12, 2020 to the end of november, uah 11.5 billion was paid in assistance to the unemployed registered at employment centers. there is no arrears in the payment of unemployment benefits, the department stressed.
for financial support of small and medium-sized businesses, the cabinet of ministers allocated uah 2.8 billion from the covid fund for the partial unemployment assistance program, of which uah 2.5 billion has already been financed.
"the fight against unemployment can only be effective with an integrated approach. to this end, we have launched various support mechanisms. this is also a partial unemployment program, thanks to which it was possible to save jobs for 373,700 citizens. this is also a program." 5-7-9% ", one of the conditions of which was the preservation of the number of personnel. this is the strengthening of the work of regional employment services, with the assistance of which 419 thousand people got jobs during the quarantine period," said minister igor petrashko.
according to him, recently an additional uah 80 million was allocated for the partial unemployment assistance program, and almost uah 1.2 billion to cover the need for timely payment of unemployment benefits.