This is a situation never seen before ! After two months of confinement and a slowdown in the economy is unprecedented, the number of job seekers in category A - no work - has jumped by registering its highest increase with 843.000 new entries compared to the month of march, reveals this Thursday, the statistical service of the ministry of Labour, Dares). This represents an explosion historical of 22.6% in the space of a month. This very strong growth in door to 4.575.000 people the number of claimants identified in the main category of Pôle emploi, which is the highest level ever recorded since the inception of the series in 1996.
categories B and C, which list the persons who exercised reduced activity, have decreased by 29.9% (-633.600) of the fact of their passage in class A. "Three-quarters of the increase in the number of job seekers in category A, observed this month, is fueled by individuals listed in categories B and C in march," underlines, in this sense, the statistical service of the ministry of Labour. In total, the first three categories of Pôle emploi (A, B, and C) have recorded an increase of 209.300 job seekers (+3.6 per cent).
The first effects of the crisis of the sars coronavirus were already heavily felt in the unemployment figures for the month of march, which included only two weeks of confinement. Pôle emploi had already 246.100 new entries in the category, a change of 7.1%.
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