Media: The government will lower unemployment benefits for new graduates

Media: The government will lower unemployment benefits for new graduates

It is still unclear how much the government will lower the rate.

Today, as a recent graduate, you can receive 13,815 in unemployment benefits per month. If you are a breadwinner, you are entitled to DKK 15,844.

In the proposal, which Mette Frederiksen (S) together with Minister of Finance Nicolai Wammen (S) and Minister of Employment Peter Hummelgaard (S) will present on Tuesday, it will apparently also appear that the government wants to get 10,000 extra in employment.

According to TV 2, this will be done, among other things, through a stair model for unemployment benefits with an increased rate for those who have just become unemployed – a rate which is then gradually adjusted down.

In addition, the government imposes up to 37 hours of activation obligation per week for labor market-ready cash benefit recipients, TV 2 informs.

In recent days, employers have proposed a lower unemployment benefit rate for new graduates – the so-called graduate rate.

Among other things, the Danish Employers’ Association has proposed lowering the graduate rate and giving a bonus to companies that employ unemployed people from educations with high graduate unemployment.

The move comes just a week after the finance minister last week presented a proposal for a finance bill – at a time when several industries are having a very hard time finding the necessary manpower.

The government will finance its proposal through the profits from the increased employment and through increased share taxation.

Source: The Nordic Page


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