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The number of claims for the Job Loss Guarantee (JKP) program increased by 105% in October 2022 compared to September 2022. The increase in JHT claims coincided with the issue of mass layoffs that befell workers in the garment and textile sectors. Based on BPJS Ketenagakerjaan data, JKP claims paid in October amounted to Rp 2.1 billion. Meanwhile, in September it was 1.05 billion. This means that there is an increase in JKP claim payments to IDR 1.11 billion. The total number of JKP claims paid as of October 2022 is 7.09 billion. In total, the total JKP benefits that have been paid are IDR 25 billion to 6,872 beneficiaries.

"Per poisi, today's JKP recipients are 6 of the total JKP benefits of 25 billion. If you look at it, this October there has been a two-fold increase from 1,056 to 2,169," said BPJS Main Director for Employment, Anggoro Eko Cahyo, in a hearing with the DPR RI. Tuesday (15/11/2022).

Meanwhile, the sector that applied for JKP the most was the consumer goods industry, including cigarettes, textiles and clothing with a percentage reaching 40%. Then basic and chemical industries by 23%, and trade and services reaching 21%.

Of the 6,872 JPK recipients, 3,000 of them have returned to work. In detail, there are 430 wage earners, 2,566 non-wage earners, and 4 migrant workers.

"Of the 3,000 JKP recipients who have returned to work, those who have returned become wage earners, meaning that 430 people are salary recipients. Those who are not wage earners mean 2,500 people become independent workers," he explained.

On that occasion, Anggoro also discussed claims for Old Age Security (JHT). According to him, 61% of the number who claim JHT are in a productive age position. The age range is 20-35 years.

"61% of them (who claim JHT) are in the productive age of 20 to 35 years," he said.