A quarter of private sector employees on partial unemployment in June

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A quarter of private sector employees on partial unemployment in June





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About 4.5 million employees were on short-time work in June, or around a quarter of employees in the private sector, according to an estimate from Dares, the statistics service of the Ministry of Labor.

About 4.5 million employees were on short-time work in June, or around a quarter of employees in the private sector, according to an estimate from Dares, the statistics service of the Ministry of Labor. They were 7.9 million in this situation in May, 8.8 million in April and 7.2 million in March, at the start of the epidemic of Covid-19 in France. Among them, around 700,000 people were said to have been partially employed in June for childcare or because of vulnerable situations.

As of July 20, 319,000 compensation claims for the month of June had been filed by 287,000 companies, involving 1.9 million employees. For the month of May as a whole, 970,000 applications were filed, for 6.1 million people. But all the requests for June have not yet been filed, companies having a period of one year to do so, specifies the Dares, stressing that these estimates based on assumptions of recourse to the partial activity must be viewed with caution.

The number of hours not worked in June under partial activity would be 231 million, or 52 hours (one and a half weeks) on average per employee concerned. In this context, in June, the total amount of partial activity allocation would be 2.4 billion euros, after 4.9 billion in May and 8.9 billion in April.

Île-de-France and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes the most affected regions

Two regions, Île-de-France and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, concentrate the most employees compensated in partial activity. The three most represented sectors are business services (842,000 employees), accommodation and catering (663,000) and commerce (637,000). Accommodation and food services would have recourse to partial activity the most, with 59% of its employees in this situation in June.

Finally, companies with less than 20 employees would concentrate 32% of employees in partial activity, those with 250 employees and more 35%.

(with AFP)

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