A slight encouraging rebound. According to Pôle Emploi, the number of category A job seekers, those who did not work during the month, fell in May by 149,000 (-3.3% compared to April). A good surprise which can be explained by the restarting of the economy after two months of stoppage: “Deconfinement has automatically led to a resumption of employment in a number of sectors such as construction, shops, personal services, transport and logistics, ”comments the Ministry of Labor.
This sluggish resumption of the job machine is confirmed by data from Accoss, the body that manages social contributions: last month the number of declarations of hiring outside of temporary work for more than a month climbed by 75.9 %. Same story concerning the job offers published on the Pôle emploi site: their number is almost back to the pre-crisis level, being only 10% lower. However, a shadow on the table remains: employers prefer to procrastinate by resorting more to short fixed-term contracts, up 92% in May, than to permanent contracts which are increasing despite everything (+ 62%). A great classic in times of economic crisis which is breaking the good momentum of previous years: in 2019, the number of CDIs had risen sharply (+ 5.2%), pulling all hires
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