Economy

Thousands lose more generous unemployment benefit

Andy Fyers
Fri, 11 Sep 2020

Andy Fyers
Fri, 11 Sep 2020
Generous government support for workers who lose their job due to covid-19 is beginning to roll off for the initial recipients, just as wage subsidies also taper to a finish.Data from Ministry of Social Development for the week ended Sept. 4 shows there are now 6,000 fewer people on the Covid-19 Income Relief Payment (CIRP) than the week before.The total number of people receiving the CIRP is now 18,608, down from 24,811. The number of people receiving the Job Seeker benefit increased by 1,702 in the week, in line with the increase the previous...

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