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Covid: confinement dealt a severe blow to home employment


According to data from Acoss, the payroll paid by individual employers fell 14.1% in the second quarter, due to the lockdown. However, employees were able to benefit from the partial unemployment scheme put in place by their government, which greatly limited the damage.

The childcare sector payroll fell by more than 30% in the second quarter.

Confined at home, the French have logically made less use of home employment in the spring of 2020. According to a report from the Central Agency of Social Security organizations (Acoss) unveiled this Friday, the payroll paid by private employers has fell 14.1% in the second quarter, but the shortfall was however partly offset by partial unemployment measures.

While containment placed the French under house arrest between March 17 and May 10, this report covers the months April-May-June. In the first quarter, the organization had already recorded a drop of 6.1% in salaries paid by individuals to home employees (childcare, sick care, home help, help for the elderly, school support, etc.). In total, this represents a loss of 419 million euros in the second quarter, compared to the same period of 2019.

Childcare heavily affected

Logically, this drop in activity is found particularly in the field of home childcare. This fell by 31.3% over the quarter, in terms of the volume of hours declared. Not only did the number of individuals requesting childcare drop (-13%), but those still requesting it offered fewer working hours (-21% on average).

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Apart from childcare, the decline in employment is less brutal but remains significant, the number of employers having fallen by 7.2% in the second quarter (against -1% in the first quarter). In terms of declared schedule volume, the drop was 12.7% over the second quarter.

Partial activity

Acoss has also noted a drop in the activity of childminders, who take in young children in their homes. The hourly volume of the profession fell 12.6% in the second quarter, against a decline of 5.9% over the first three months of 2020.

The Acoss specifies, however, that the employees of private employers have been able to benefit from the partial unemployment scheme set up by their government, ensuring them at least 80% of the net salary relating to the hours not worked between March 12 and August 31. 453 million euros were paid to them to compensate for the loss of activity over this period.

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According to data from Acoss, the payroll paid by individual employers fell 14.1% in the second quarter, due to the lockdown. However, employees were able to benefit from the partial unemployment scheme put in place by their government, which greatly limited the damage.

The childcare sector payroll fell by more than 30% in the second quarter.

Confined at home, the French have logically made less use of home employment in the spring of 2020. According to a report from the Central Agency of Social Security organizations (Acoss) unveiled this Friday, the payroll paid by private employers has fell 14.1% in the second quarter, but the shortfall was however partly offset by partial unemployment measures.

While containment placed the French under house arrest between March 17 and May 10, this report covers the months April-May-June. In the first quarter, the organization had already recorded a drop of 6.1% in salaries paid by individuals to home employees (childcare, sick care, home help, help for the elderly, school support, etc.). In total, this represents a loss of 419 million euros in the second quarter, compared to the same period of 2019.

Childcare heavily affected

Logically, this drop in activity is found particularly in the field of home childcare. This fell by 31.3% over the quarter, in terms of the volume of hours declared. Not only did the number of individuals requesting childcare drop (-13%), but those still requesting it offered fewer working hours (-21% on average).

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Apart from childcare, the decline in employment is less brutal but remains significant, the number of employers having fallen by 7.2% in the second quarter (against -1% in the first quarter). In terms of declared schedule volume, the drop was 12.7% over the second quarter.

Partial activity

Acoss has also noted a drop in the activity of childminders, who take in young children in their homes. The hourly volume of the profession fell 12.6% in the second quarter, against a decline of 5.9% over the first three months of 2020.

The Acoss specifies, however, that the employees of private employers have been able to benefit from the partial unemployment scheme set up by their government, ensuring them at least 80% of the net salary relating to the hours not worked between March 12 and August 31. 453 million euros were paid to them to compensate for the loss of activity over this period.

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