Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Covid: partial unemployment will remain unchanged at least until the end of the year


The government announced to the social partners that the march planned for the partial activity on November 1 is postponed to December 31. Businesses will continue to benefit from a 15% remaining charge, except those most affected who are fully reimbursed.

The government is banking on partial activity to stem the layoffs.

Suspended from Emmanuel Macron’s announcements this Wednesday at 8 p.m., companies will be able to reassure themselves – a little – with the decision that the government announced to the social partners on Tuesday evening in Matignon. The reduction in the support by the State and the Unédic of partial activity allowances under common law (APDC) scheduled for November 1 has been postponed to December 31.

Concretely, any company except those which undergo decisions of administrative closures or which are most affected by the sanitary measures, will see its remainder of load maintained at the level of 15%, whereas it should pass to 40%. The march for the employee, too, is postponed at the end of the year: he will still touch 70% of his gross (84% of his net) and not 60% (72%).

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As a reminder, the businesses closed or the most affected – hotels, cafes, restaurants, transporters, sports clubs and their suppliers who are housed in two administrative lists – benefit from a full refund (i.e. zero remains payable) as well in the event of partial activity of common law that of long duration (APLD) at least until December 31st.

Exceptional enthusiasm

Device very little used before the crisis, the partial activity – more commonly called partial unemployment – experienced exceptional enthusiasm during the confinement, the government opening the budgetary valves to avoid the waves of layoffs. The peak was reached in April with 8.6 million employees affected (5.5 million full-time equivalents), according to the latest estimates from Dares. They were “only” 1.1 million (0.5 EQTP) in September.

At this stage, the cumulative bill for the State and Unédic is estimated at 22.2 billion euros from March to September, knowing that Bercy has budgeted 31 billion for the entire year (including the part to charge of Unédic). The finance bill for 2021 has provided for 7.6 billion for the partial activity of common law and of long duration.

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The government announced to the social partners that the march planned for the partial activity on November 1 is postponed to December 31. Businesses will continue to benefit from a 15% remaining charge, except those most affected who are fully reimbursed.

The government is banking on partial activity to stem the layoffs.

Suspended from Emmanuel Macron’s announcements this Wednesday at 8 p.m., companies will be able to reassure themselves – a little – with the decision that the government announced to the social partners on Tuesday evening in Matignon. The reduction in the support by the State and the Unédic of partial activity allowances under common law (APDC) scheduled for November 1 has been postponed to December 31.

Concretely, any company except those which undergo decisions of administrative closures or which are most affected by the sanitary measures, will see its remainder of load maintained at the level of 15%, whereas it should pass to 40%. The march for the employee, too, is postponed at the end of the year: he will still touch 70% of his gross (84% of his net) and not 60% (72%).

Read also:

Covid: the bosses are resisting

The great fear of companies facing the new turn of the sanitary screw

DOSSIER Covid: the health response in France

As a reminder, the businesses closed or the most affected – hotels, cafes, restaurants, transporters, sports clubs and their suppliers who are housed in two administrative lists – benefit from a full refund (i.e. zero remains payable) as well in the event of partial activity of common law that of long duration (APLD) at least until December 31st.

Exceptional enthusiasm

Device very little used before the crisis, the partial activity – more commonly called partial unemployment – experienced exceptional enthusiasm during the confinement, the government opening the budgetary valves to avoid the waves of layoffs. The peak was reached in April with 8.6 million employees affected (5.5 million full-time equivalents), according to the latest estimates from Dares. They were “only” 1.1 million (0.5 EQTP) in September.

At this stage, the cumulative bill for the State and Unédic is estimated at 22.2 billion euros from March to September, knowing that Bercy has budgeted 31 billion for the entire year (including the part to charge of Unédic). The finance bill for 2021 has provided for 7.6 billion for the partial activity of common law and of long duration.

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