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  Elul 4, 5772 , 22/08/12

MK: More Support Needed for Unemployed

MK Yitzchak Herzog, head of the Labor faction, has called for an urgent vote on measures to improve the support network for the unemployed. Among other things, the proposed measures would increase unemployment payments and provide tools to help factories stay open.

Herzog’s proposal follows a wave of layoffs. The government passed similar proposals in 2008 as the global recession hit, he noted.

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