Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) board chairman Meelis Paavel said that one of the priorities of the fund in the next 5 years is to bring back to the labour market the around 100,000 people who have become out of sight for the fund, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
"This is naturally a big problem for Estonia and that is also one of the priorities of the next five years for the Unemployment Insurance Fund – to bring as many people as possible, who are not employed now, back to the labor market. Since when we look at the tendency of ageing of population, this is a very big danger to our future," said Paavel.
Paavel said that he believes that jobless should be paid a bit bigger benefits by for a shorter period of time. "We all know that to find a job as fast as possible is much better for a person than to stay home on unemployment insurance benefits," said Paavel, adding that there are professional jobless in Estonia and even families with several generations of them.