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1m Covid-19 Unemployment Insurance Payments Thus Far

1m Covid-19 Unemployment Insurance Payments Thus Far 1m Covid-19 Unemployment Insurance Payments Thus Far

A total of 1.03 million unemployment insurance payments have been made since the start of Covid-19 outbreak in mid-February to Sept. 15. 
According to Masoud Babaie, an official with the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare, 730,902 people have lost their jobs due to the disease, IRNA reported. 
“The discord between the number of unemployment relief payments and the number of unemployed persons is that some workers lost their jobs in the month ending March 19 and therefore received three unemployment payments whereas others became redundant in the month ending April 19 and only got two payments,” he said. 
Noting that each payment averaged 11 million rials ($40), Babaie said, “Thus far, 249,229 workshops and economic enterprises have laid off employees due to Covid-19.” 
 

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