“The number of jobseekers continues to decline!”, welcomed Olivier Dussopt, Minister of Labour.
By Marie Terrier with AFP
UNEMPLOYMENT – The number of unemployed (category A, without activity ) recorded a drop of 0.8% in France (excluding Mayotte) in the second quarter compared to the previous quarter, i.e. 26,900 fewer subscribers, to 3.165 million, according to figures published this Wednesday, July 27 by the Ministry of Labor.
Over one year, the drop in category A is 1 5.1%. Including reduced activity (categories B and C of Pôle Emploi), the number of job seekers fell by 1.7% in the second quarter (-8.9% over one year) and stood at 5,436 million, according to the Statistics Department of the Ministry of Labor (Dares).
“The number of job seekers continues to decrease!”, immediately welcomed the Minister of Labor Olivier Dussopt, noting on Twitter that the number of registrants in categories A, B and C “drops significantly”.
📉 The number of job seekers continues to decline! ➡️ In the second quarter the number of registrants at… https://t.co/TzAvzxIj7i
— Olivier Dussopt (@olivierdussopt)
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In the second quarter, the number of job seekers in categories B (less than 78 hours of work in the months) fell by 3.7% (-27,700) after having increased by 2.2% in the previous quarter and that in category C (more than 79 hours) by -2.7% (-41,900).
Sharp decline in the last two quarters
In category A, for mainland France alone, the number of job seekers was stable in the second quarter for those under 25 (-22.8% over one year) and fell for 25-49 year olds (-0.4%) and 50 year olds and over (-1.2%).)
On the long-term unemployment front, the number of job seekers registered for a year or more fell by 3.9% in the second quarter (-14.9% over one year) to 2.57 million (categories A, B and C). The share of job seekers registered for a year or more reached 47.3% (-3.3 points over one year).
The latest quarterly results published at the end of April had reported a sharp drop of 5% in category A, i.e. 170,000 less registrations, after a drop of the same order in the previous quarter (-5.7%). For ABC, the decline was 2.7% to 5.533 million. The figures for the second quarter confirm other favorable indicators published recently.
The number of declarations of hiring for more than one month (excluding temporary workers) notably increased by 3.6% in second quarter, after a slight drop in the previous quarter (-0.6%), said Urssaf last week.
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