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Reporter Kwon, when the government analyzed the applicants while distributing emergency disaster subsidies, data came out to gauge how much damage was caused by Corona 19?



In addition to the selective subsidies that went out again after August, 1.5 million won per person was paid as a selective subsidy, called the Employment Stability Subsidy, along with the emergency disaster subsidy that went out to all the people in the first half.

Applications were received for small business owners, freelancers, specially employed, and unpaid leavers. The government's analysis of the 1.756,000 people who applied for this subsidy because their income decreased between March and May.

Of these people, 85%, or 1.49 million, were actually supported because they met the payment requirements.

The condition that can be applied is when the income has decreased by more than 25% since the coronavirus compared to before the coronavirus.

But in fact, there were so many people who received subsidies because their income was significantly reduced.

Among them, special employment and freelancers were analyzed intensively this time, and their income decreased by a whopping 69.1% and nearly 70% on average monthly.

This is a clear result of how big the impact from the coronavirus was in the first half of the year when you do not get paid regularly because you belong to where you belong, but when you have a job and your income tends to get jagged depending on the amount of money.


And the lower the original income, the greater the economic shock.

This part is also proven



Among those who received 1.5 million won in employment security subsidies in the first half of the year, 725,000 people who provided income data were surveyed.

The self-employed people who were able to prove that this was not their income, but that their sales decreased, so they fell out of this analysis a lot.

Originally, there was a condition that the'existing income' requirement for receiving subsidies must be less than 70 million won per year or less than 7.1 million won per month for a family of four.

Therefore, this analysis was made with a sample that cannot be determined from the beginning on the scale of the damage caused by corona among high-income families.

Even though it is difficult to compare in batches because I was able to choose the one that was favorable to me among several conditions when I could compare my earnings before Corona.

Even within this limited sample, the tendency for lower incomes to be more shocked was clearly evident.

Nearly half of the people who received the grant, 46%, were concentrated in the 20% of the lowest income.

Moving above that, the number of recipients of subsidies is rapidly decreasing.

There was a little difference in the average depending on the job type, whether it is freelance, special employment, or unpaid leave, but the distribution is generally very similar to what you see now.

In particular, I mentioned that the income of freelancers and special-employed workers decreased by 69% on average. If you break the average, the income decrease rate of those in the lowest 10% of income was 75.6%.

Conversely, in the top 40%, income declined, so the number of people receiving subsidies declined on average by 55.7%.

There is a difference of 20 percentage points on both sides.

Of course, there is a huge blow overall, but it has been confirmed once again that the corona hit the low-income class first.


And if you look at each job again, are there any other occupations where hitting was outstanding?



That's right.

This time, we analyzed 21 industries for freelancers and specially employed jobs, and among them, there were many cases where the income of visiting teachers in particular dropped sharply.

In addition to providing a close-to-face service, it has the characteristics of visiting house to house.

In addition, it is a representative face-to-face service business that has been hit by loan recruiters and insurance planners.

And as the number of nighttime entertainment districts decreased, the income of the surrogate drivers also fell sharply.

It's not just the service industry.

Construction machinery workers were also affected by the sluggish construction industry.

Through this analysis, the government is also confirming the need to bring freelancers and specially employed workers into the framework of employment insurance.

However, in fact, there are many cases where freelancers or special employees feel the burden of having to pay regular insurance premiums.

On the other hand, there are concerns that the amount of coverage that must be covered may increase sharply compared to the financial resources accumulated in employment insurance.

So, the government sees this opportunity as a way to expand the scope of employment insurance more convincingly to systematically grasp the income of freelancers and specially employed workers.

He said he would set specific policies by the end of the year.