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: More than $28.1 billion disbursed under Jobs Support Scheme

MR No.: 019/22

Over 19,500 employers will receive the final JSS payouts totalling over $145 million from 31 March 2022 under the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) to support the wages of over 289,500 local employees. These employers are in sectors, like food services, which were affected by safe management measures instituted in the second half of 2021.

With this payout, more than $28.1 billion of JSS support would have been disbursed since the introduction of the scheme at the Unity Budget in February 2020. The JSS has provided wage support for employers and helped them retain local employees during the pandemic. The JSS is estimated to have saved 165,000 local jobs from March to December 2020, and helped support local wages.

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