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Unemployment Benefit Extended For One Month

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The Government will extend the Unemployment Benefit Program for another month, Premier David Burt said.

Speaking at last night’s [June 11] press briefing, Premier Burt said, “As a government, we continue to provide a safety net for our unemployed and continue the work which is necessary to ensure that more of our fellow Bermudians can get to a place where they can continue to provide for their families.

“Earlier this week, Cabinet agreed to extend the Unemployment Benefit Program for another month to support our people and provide them with an added layer of security, as businesses reopen and our economy begins to move again.

“The Minister of Labour, and the Minister of Finance will join us next week to give details about the extension of the benefits and to discuss matters related to the economy and related to labour.”

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