What benefit an employee can receive in enrollment of employment insurance in Japan?

An employee who works more than 20 hours per week is required to enroll in employment insurance. The contribution shall be paid by a Company (0.9% of salary )and an employee (0.3% of salary).

The benefit the employee uses most are following 2 cases:

  • Empoyees can get subsidy after retirement of the company. The amount of the benefit is according to the reason of the retirement, length of the period the employee has contributed, and the age of the retired employee.
  • Employees can get about 2/3 of the salary during their childcare or family care leaves.