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In the second quarter, the number of job seekers fell by 0.8%

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In the second quarter, the number of job seekers fell by 0.8%
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Pôle emploi accounts for some 3.1 million French people 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, according to figures from Dares, published on Wednesday, the number of job seekers fell slightly compared to the first three months of 2022.

In detail, in the whole of France, the number of people registered with Pôle emploi in category A – without any activity – fell by 0.8%, or 26,900 fewer individuals, to settle at 3.165 million people. A decline, of course, but which should be considered insignificant, especially after a 5% drop in the first quarter. Over one year, despite this slowdown, the trend remains positive, down 15.1%, allowing the total number to return to its lowest level for ten years.

The other categories are also down. In mainland France, category B – people engaged in short-term reduced activity – fell sharply compared to the previous quarter, by around 4%. Over one year, the decline was 2.8%. Same thing for category C, which includes people in long reduced activity: it also fell by 2.9% over a quarter, but increased by 3.3% over one year.

In total, in the whole of France, the number of registrants in categories A, B and C fell by 1.7% over three months, bringing together 5.436 million people. That is a decline of 96,600 individuals in one quarter and of 8.9% over one year. The decline is even greater for young people, since the number of registrants under the age of 25 in this category fell by 2.1%. Finally, all categories combined, the number of registrants fell by 1.5% over three months and by 7.8% over one year, dropping to 6.184 million.

A goal of full employment

These figures, which denote a certain resistance of French employment, were quickly welcomed by the Minister of Labor, Olivier Dussopt, on his Twitter account.

The minister, estimated this Tuesday in an interview with Parisianabout the unemployment insurance reform that it is “necessary to go furtherto achieve full employment by 2027, i.e. an unemployment rate of around 5% against 7.3% currently. An objective that the member of the government considers “possiblethanks to the RSA and unemployment insurance reforms.

There is an urgency: that the unemployment insurance reform, decided in 2019 and implemented in 2021 due to the Covid, sees its rules extended. They expire on November 1, 2022asked the minister. This will go through a text of law presented at the start of the school year, which will be the first on the menu of Parliament on the return from the summer break from the beginning of October. The minister explains that the government intends to extend these controversial rules “to allow this reform to continue to produce its positive effects and to reflect on the next stage“. “It is necessary to go further“, he continued.

We will address this subject from the start of the school year with the social partners.added Olivier Dussopt. “Tracks can be opened, on the duration of compensation and its decreasing nature. These parameters will be discussed as part of the consultation“, he underlined.


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