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Unemployment: the figures show more precariousness in the labor market



The drop of 11% in the number of unemployed, according to the results published Tuesday, October 27, is however a figure in trompe-l’oeil. “This impressive drop only concerns category A, that is to say job seekers who have not exercised any activity. The other two main categories, B and C, have increased and practically symmetrically“, reports journalist David Boéri on the 19/20 set, Tuesday, October 27.

Thus, if the unemployed in category A are 483,200 fewer, categories B and C gained 453,800 in the third quarter of 2020. These latter categories include “people who, during the summer or at the start of the school year, were able to work again, but on a part-time basis“, specifies the journalist. They are not out of unemployment.”These figures show more precariousness in the labor market“. The historic increase in spring following confinement is far from being erased, even for category A, which shows an increase of 8.8% over one year.”This assessment could have been even heavier: since the start of the year, economic activity has already fallen by at least 10%. Partial unemployment and all state aid have, for the time being, limited redundancies“, concludes the journalist.

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