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Extra for the Unemployed

Minister of Social Affairs, Eygló Harðardóttir, signed today a directive for the payment of a ISK 51,783 (USD 450, EUR 325) December bonus for the unemployed in Iceland.

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Those who are confirmed as having sought employment from November 20 to December 3 are eligible, mbl.is reports.

The unemployment rate in November was 4.2 percent, relatively unchanged to November 2012. According to Statistics Iceland, 3,900 men and 3,700 women were without a job last month.

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