Economy1.3 million employees affected in June, down sharply

1.3 million employees affected in June, down sharply

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About 1.3 million private sector employees were on short-time work in June (7% of private sector employees), the lowest since September 2020, according to an estimate published Thursday by Dares. This represents a drop of 42% compared to the previous month (2.3 million employees concerned in May), according to this monthly survey by the statistics service of the Ministry of Labor on activity and employment conditions during the health crisis. of Covid-19.

At the height of the crisis in spring 2020, nearly 9 million employees were affected by short-time work. The decline in June affected all sectors and in particular commerce (-67%) or accommodation and catering (-40%), indicates the Dares, the main cause of short-time working remaining the unavailability of employees considered as fragile / vulnerable or in a childcare situation.

One million employees affected by APLDs

Asked in Les Echos 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 Elisabeth Borne recalls that “for sectors where the loss of activity is greater than 80%, it is of any planned way to maintain 100% coverage ”.

It also stresses that “the long-term partial activity (APLD) continues to develop, with 17,000 agreements and more than a million employees concerned”, ensuring that the government is “listening” to professionals and point with the branches and the social partners “very regularly”.

Telework in free fall

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 in the week has also fallen sharply: only 18% of employees concerned by teleworking have teleworked every day of the week (i.e. 4% of all employees, after 8 % in May).

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