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Olivier Véran believes that 18 months is enough to find a job

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Europe 1 with AFP
12:00 p.m., November 22, 2022

While the new unemployment insurance reform was presented on November 21 to the social partners, the government spokesperson estimated on Tuesday that 18 months are enough to find a job. Olivier Véran is convinced that “the logic” of the current reform is “guided” by that of the time.

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“In the period we know, 18 months to find a job is enough,” said government spokesman Olivier Véran on Tuesday about the tightening of the conditions for granting unemployment insurance announced on Monday. “What we want is to tell people: the spirit of unemployment insurance is the spirit of the National Council of Resistance”, he developed on the set of CNews , convinced that “the logic” of the current reform is “guided” by that of the time.

“The state has said: there will be periods during which people will not be able to find work because the market will be too tight. So we will have to insure them so that they don’t lose all their income,” Olivier explained. Veran. “It is normal that when the risk is high, the insurance is strong and when the risk is low, the insurance is a little less strong”, he argued.

A 25% reduction in the duration of compensation

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The government struck hard on November 21 by announcing a 25% reduction in the duration of compensation for all job seekers opening rights from February 1. A decision deemed “unacceptable” by all unions. The unemployment rate is currently 7.3%. The reform provides that the duration of compensation returns to today’s level if the unemployment rate rises above 9% or increases by 0.8 points over a quarter.

The Minister of Labor Olivier Dussopt plans “100,000 to 150,000 additional returns to work” in 2023 thanks to the reform. Asked about the subject, the government spokesman felt that it would be “a fairly direct mechanism in fact, you will see that there will be a fairly massive impact on the labor market because it is a signal as ‘we send”.

Source: Europe1

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