YEREVAN, October 29. /ARKA/. Renunciation of unemployment benefits is a radical, still a correct step, member of the Republican Party of Armenia Artak Davtyan said.
Last week Armenia’s parliament passed at its first reading the draft law about employment suggesting renouncing the unemployment benefit of 18,000 drams.
The bill points to serious radical changes of turning from the policy of eliminating negative impacts to elimination of causes of the problems, Davtyan told reporters Tuesday.
According to the deputy, it is not effective to appropriate funds on a constant basis without solving the main problem and creating jobs.
Funds should be allocated for people making attempts to find a job, he said.
According to him, the new approach could be combined with the old one, but the government lack financing.
According to ArmStat, unemployment was 16.2% in the second quarter of 2013, a reduction of 1.2 percentage points from the same period of the year before and a 0.7% reduction against the first quarter.
Number of the unemployed dropped from 246,200 people in the second quarter of 2012 to 228,100 people in Q2 2013; number of the employed rose from 1,166,500 to 1,179,800 in the period. ($1=405.76drams). .–0—