Nearly 1.3 million employees in the private sector were on short-time work in June, or 7% of employees in the private sector.
A figure at the lowest since September 2020, according to an estimate published Thursday by the Directorate for the Animation of Research, Studies and Statistics.
At the height of the crisis in spring 2020, nearly 9 million employees were affected by short-time work.
This represents a decrease of 42% compared to the previous month.
In May, 2.3 million employees were affected by partial unemployment, according to the monthly survey of the statistics service of the Ministry of Labor dedicated to activity and employment conditions during the Covid-19 health crisis.
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The decline in June affected all sectors and in particular trade with -67%, or accommodation / catering with -40%, indicates the Dares.
The main cause of short-time work remains the unavailability of employees considered fragile, vulnerable or in a situation of childcare.
Maintaining partial unemployment at 100% for sectors where the loss of activity is greater than 80%
Asked in Les Échos on a possible extension of aid, in particular on short-time working in the face of the very contagious variant Delta, the Minister of Labor Élisabeth Borne recalls that “for sectors where the loss of activity is greater than 80%, it is absolutely planned way to maintain 100% coverage ”.
It also underlines that “the long-term partial activity continues to develop, with 17,000 agreements and more than a million employees concerned”.
Élisabeth Borne ensures that the government is "listening" to professionals and takes stock with the branches and social partners "very regularly".
The Dares survey also shows that teleworking continued to decline in June: 24% of employees teleworked at least one day, two points less than in May. In addition, the number of days teleworked during the week has also sharply decreased: only 18% of employees concerned by teleworking have teleworked every day of the week, i.e. 4% of all employees, after 8 % in May.