In order to enable people working part-time and part-time workers to receive unemployment benefits and childcare leave benefits, the government has expanded the scope of employment insurance to people who work 10 hours or more per week. The Cabinet on the 9th approved a bill to revise the Employment Insurance Act, which includes the expansion of the Act.

Under employment insurance, by paying a certain premium, you can receive benefits when you lose your job or take childcare leave, but this is limited to those who work 20 hours or more per week. .

The government's revised bill, which was approved by the cabinet on the 9th, expands the eligibility to people who work ``10 hours or more a week,'' and approximately 5 million people will newly enroll in employment insurance and receive unemployment benefits. It is expected that they will be able to receive childcare leave benefits and other benefits.

In addition, in order to create an environment where people can change jobs with peace of mind and encourage the movement of human resources to growth industries, if a person who left their job for personal reasons is working on reskilling, it will take two months more than the current time to reskill. You will be eligible for unemployment benefits as early as 8 days after leaving your job at the earliest.

In addition, as more men take childcare leave and leave benefits are expected to further increase, in order to stabilize financial resources, the government's share of the benefit amount will be reduced from the current 1/80 to 1/8 from next fiscal year. We are planning to raise it to .

The government plans to submit the revised bill to the current Diet session and aim for its early enactment.