Romania: The return of Romanian expats will boost unemployment rates

Romania: The return of Romanian expats will boost unemployment rates

As many as 1,279,000 Romanians have returned to the country since 23 February according to Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, most of them from European countries such as Italy, Spain, Germany, France and the United Kingdom, which have been “heavily affected” from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Romanian Prime Minister said that, according to government estimates, “the number of people looking for work in Romania amounts between 300,000 and 350,000. Indeed, according to a European Commission estimate, there is a risk of an increase in unemployment of up to 6%. That is exactly why we are taking these economic measures, and because the best form of protection for a Romanian citizen is to secure a job”, Orban added.

The Prime Minister said that for those who cannot find a job, there is a law on a guaranteed minimum income and until they find a placement, they can benefit from certain forms of support. /ibna