The threshold has been crossed by little, very little even, and could be crossed in the other direction next month, but it remains no less symbolic: at 2,996.5 million at the end of February, the number of unemployed registered with Employment center without activity (category A) came out below 3 million in France excluding Mayotte, for the first time since… August 2011, according to figures published by the public operator on Monday.
If we add the registrants who have worked a little or a lot during the month (categories B and C), the workforce concerned represents 5.37 million people. That is 22,300 less compared to the end of January, or 326,000 less compared to the end of February 2020, before the first confinement due to the Covid epidemic.
These figures reflect the good performance of employment despite sluggish growth in activity, against a background of still high inflation and a tense social context. The government is considering a measure supposed to encourage more job seekers over 55 to return to work.
In the meantime, the France Travail project to reorganize all the actors responsible for supporting the unemployed is suspended from the calendar of the Full-employment bill, itself dependent on the social agenda that Elisabeth Borne will try to propose to the partners. social.
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