average reduction of 16% in addition to the previous reform

The organization also assessed the effects of the new reform, which will affect “at least half of future beneficiaries“.

Unédic has produced an initial assessment of the previous unemployment insurance reform, which shows an average drop of 16% in unemployment benefits for the affected unemployed, according to internal documents consulted by AFP on Wednesday.

This reform, which was launched in 2019 and will enter into full force at the end of 2021, has particularly tightened the conditions for compensation for jobseekers, especially the alternating periods of work and inactivity.

The joint body, which manages the social security fund, finds in the light of the results regarding data from the end of June 2022 that the beneficiaries affected by the reform have, on average, a daily allowance that is 16% lower than they would have perceived. with the old rules. At the same time, the average potential duration of rights has increased to 18 months on average (+3 months).

Unédic also notes a 20% decrease in the opening or reloading of rights compared to 2019 due to the new rules and economic effects. The drop is greater among those under 25 (-26%), beneficiaries leaving fixed-term contracts (-30%) or temporary contracts (-37%). The proportion of benefit recipients among those registered with the Pôle emploi was 36.6% in June 2022 (compared to 40.4% in December 2021).

The reform also introduced a degressivity of 30% for unemployed people under the age of 57 who received a salary of more than 4,500 euros gross. Unédic notes that this concerned 31,000 beneficiaries in June and potentially 52,000 others in the following months.

In another document, Unédic assesses the effects of the new reform unveiled at the end of November, which will lead by decree to a 25% reduction in the duration of compensation for all jobseekers opening the rights from February 1. According to the organizationregardless of the duration of the current right, at least half of future beneficiaries are affected“. On average, the number of beneficiaries receiving compensation at walking speed (after 5 years) will decrease by 12%, i.e. about 300,000 people, and the reform will generatelower expenses of around 4.2 billion euros“.

In a statement, CGT believes that it “was not wrong in his prognostications by condemning a rampage“. “The 2021 reform not only excluded a very large number of the unemployed from compensation, but it particularly affected young people as well as workers who had lost a fixed-term contract or a temporary contract.“, writes the union, which condemns a “next tripwith the new reform.

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