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  11/5/2012, Cheshvan 20, 5773

Changes in Calculation of Day-Labor Unemployment Okayed

The Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee approved, Monday, changes in the calculation of unemployment pay, in line with a recent bill that does away with distinctions between day laborers and those receiving a monthly salary. Under the changes, 5,500 more people will become eligible for unemployment benefits but the benefits will be reduced by 15 percent.

The cost of implementing the changes has been estimated at three million shekels. The changes will go into effect three months after they are published.