Govt disburses RM20.63bil to wage subsidy programme up to March 18

  • Economy
  • Friday, 01 Apr 2022

Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has disbursed RM20.630 billion to 357,618 employers through the wage subsidy programme (PSU) up to March 18, 2022, which has helped to sustain 2.96 million local jobs in an effort to reduce the unemployment rate.

Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz said for PSU 1.0, a total of 322,177 employers and 2.64 million workers benefited from the PRIHATIN economic stimulus package and the National Recovery Plan (PENJANA), whereby wage subsidy applications approved hit RM12.958 billion up to March 18, 2022.

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