EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN SEPTEMBER

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The number of unemployed reached 31.1 thousand at the end of last September, which shows decrease of 2.8 thousand people or 8.3 percent against the previous month and increase of 0.7 thousand people or 2.2 percent over the same period of the previous year.

Among the unemployed, 17.5 thousand people or 56.4 percent of the total unemployed were women.

In the first nine months of 2015, the revenue of Social Insurance Fund amounted to MNT 1044.5 billion, reflecting increase of 27.3 billion Togrog or 2.7 percent and the expenditure of the fund reached MNT 1153.5 billion Togrog. The indication shows increase of 200.7 billion Togrog or 21.1 percent compared to the same period of 2014.

As for September, the revenue amounted to MNT 155.0 billion, increased by 32.5 billion Togrog or 26.5 percent, while the expenditure of the fund totaled to MNT 133.5 billion, showing increase of 9.2 billion Togrog or 7.4 percent against August.

In the first nine months of this year, total of MNT 109.2 billion granted to 192.6 thousand people as pensions and welfare benefits from the Social Welfare Fund. The number of people received pensions and welfare benefits decreased by 4.3 thousand or 2.2 percent, and the amount of pensions and allowances increased by 4.7 billion Togrog or 4.5 percent compared to the end of September 2014.

Last month, the amount of social welfare allowances and pensions reached MNT 11.0 billion, showing increase of 1.4 billion or 11.1 percent against the previous month and the social welfare benefits and concessions amounted to MNT 4.3 billion, showing decrease of 0.1 billion Togrog or 2.2 percent against August.

In the first nine months of 2015, MNT 184.1 billion was granted from the Human Development Fund to 1,020.0 thousand children aged below 18 as cash benefits.

B.Amarsaikhan