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100,000 Estonians are out of sight for Unemployment Insurance Fund

Juhan Tere, BC, Tallinn, 08.11.2012.Print version
Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) board chairman Meelis Paavel said that one of the priorities of the fund in the next 5 years is to bring back to the labour market the around 100,000 people who have become out of sight for the fund, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

"This is naturally a big problem for Estonia and that is also one of the priorities of the next five years for the Unemployment Insurance Fund – to bring as many people as possible, who are not employed now, back to the labor market. Since when we look at the tendency of ageing of population, this is a very big danger to our future," said Paavel.

 

Paavel said that he believes that jobless should be paid a bit bigger benefits by for a shorter period of time. "We all know that to find a job as fast as possible is much better for a person than to stay home on unemployment insurance benefits," said Paavel, adding that there are professional jobless in Estonia and even families with several generations of them.






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