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The effect of the sharp reduction in unemployment insurance fee came almost entirely.
The share is included in the UIF has rather fallen further.
At the end of last year was cut a -kasseavgiften sharply, with several hundred pieces a month for several unions, to about the same level as before the Alliance government raised the cost of 2007, but once the flow of membership became only marginally. Since January, 15,000 more joined an unemployment insurance fund, according to the Unemployment Insurance Board (IAF). That compares with about 400,000 who left in 2007.
And given the growing labor force further this year as the proportion who are in a UIF promptly declined or remained completely still last six months.
– It’s a little disappointing. We had expected a stronger member influx says Melker Ödebrink, Director of Unemployment Insurance Funds.
Why power failed to materialize is difficult to know.
– But One reason is that the conditions for receiving unemployment benefits is just as bad or even worse than 2007, he says.
While the government should be dissatisfied. Several of the alliance parties have talked about making insurance compulsory to get more insured against unemployment. No public goals for the number of new members at the fee reduction was not up. But a calculation in the Budget gives a hint about the hopes. It states 200 000 more members.
– Additional steps are required, including raising the roof and make the regulatory system more transparent. Now it’s hard to predict if you are entitled to compensation, says Melker Ödebrink.
Even bigger race
But there are unions that have been more successful than others. The hotel and restaurant union (HRF), which received the largest reduction in unemployment rates, has received nearly 4,000 more since year, the largest percentage increase of all insurance funds, seven percent. To a certain extent is it related to that member fall in the tray is halted and even reversed.
But, HRF President Ella Niia do not want to blame everything on unemployment insurance fee that scared away many from the tray.
– We do the analysis for simple if we blame everything on the charge, she says.