More than ten months after the start of the health crisis, companies still continue to massively use short-time work… According to the latest figures from the statistical service of the Ministry of Labor, the Dares, 2.9 million workers have thus were affected by this system in November, a month marked by a re-containment and a further slowdown in economic activity.
A clear increase, therefore, compared to the months of September and October which showed respectively 1.3 million and 1.8 million employees actually placed in partial unemployment.
However, the level in November remains below the approximately 8.4 million French people covered by the device in April, during the first confinement.
The bill for partial unemployment increases with the reconfinement
On the financial side, the total cost of this job-saving mechanism now stands at 25.1 billion euros for the period from January to November.
And, over the whole year, also taking into account the long-term partial activity device (APLD), the Ministry of Labor expects expenditure of around 30 billion.
This device deployed since the summer and which can extend up to 24 months now covers 420,000 employees, Élisabeth Borne revealed last Friday.
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