Pôle emploi has around 3.1 million French registered in category A.
Given the context of the war in Ukraine combined with inflation, employment is holding up quite well. In the second quarter of 2022, the number of job seekers fell slightly compared to the first three months of 2022, according to figures from Dares released on Wednesday.
More specifically, across France, the number of people registered with the Pôle emploi in category A – without any activity – fell by 0.8% or 26,900 fewer to 3.165 million people. A drop, of course, but one that should be considered insignificant, especially after a 5% decline in the first quarter. Over a year, despite this slowdown, the trend remains positive, down 15.1%, bringing the total back to its lowest level in ten years.
The other categories are also negative. In mainland France, the number of people in category B – people in short-term limited work – fell sharply compared to the previous quarter, by around 4%. For the year as a whole, the decline was 2.8%. The same is true for category C, which includes people who have had limited employment for a long time: it is also down 2.9% in one quarter but up 3.3% in one year.
Overall, across France, the number of registrations in categories A, B and C fell by 1.7% in three months, equivalent to 5.436 million people. That’s down from 96,600 people in one quarter and 8.9% in one year. The drop is even greater for young people, with the number of enrollments under 25 in this category falling by 2.1%. Finally, the number of registered people in all categories together fell by 1.5% over three months and by 7.8% over a year to 6.184 million.
A goal of full employment
These figures, which indicate some resistance from French employment, were quickly welcomed by Labor Minister Olivier Dussopt on his Twitter account.
The minister assessed this in an interview this Tuesday Parisianabout the unemployment insurance reform that it is “necessary to go furtherto achieve full employment by 2027, ie an unemployment rate of around 5% compared to the current 7.3%. A goal that the member of government called “possiblethanks to the reforms of the RSA and unemployment insurance.
“There is an urgency: The unemployment insurance reform due to Covid-19, which was decided in 2019 and implemented in 2021, will be expanded in its rules. They expire on November 1, 2022asked the minister. This will be done by means of a legal text presented at the beginning of the school year, which will be the first item on the menu in Parliament after the return from the summer break from the beginning of October. The minister states that the government intends to extend these controversial rules.”to let this reform unfold its positive effects and to think about the next stage“.”It is necessary to go further‘ he continued.
“We will raise this issue with the social partners from the start of the school year.added Olivier Dussopt. “Tracks can be opened over the duration of the allowance and its decreasing nature. These parameters are discussed during the consultation‘ he underscored.
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