Additional 7,030 unemployed people were registered by the Employment Agency in April. If about 2,000 new jobseekers are added to this job in March, then in the first two months of the corona crisis, about 9,000 people lost their jobs in the country. The total number of unemployed at the end of April rose to 114,742 and is over 10,300 higher compared to the beginning of the year.
But the unemployed who are victims of the economic crisis are hoping to return to their old jobs, and those who fear becoming unemployed soon are more confident that they will retain their jobs after the government modified two decrees on May 1 under pressure from unions and NGOs. With the amendment of the decree that refers to the Law on Labor, employers who fired workers in the period from March 11 to April 30 can return them to work by May 7 and ask for money from the state in the amount of 14,500 denars for their salaries. If the fired worker does not agree to return to work, the company can fill the worker’s position with another person and also receive a state subsidy for that position.