The government has made known its plans on the assumption of partial unemployment. From June 1, companies will pay 15% of the device, the State will cut its support to 85%, reported today the ministry of Labour in a press release. The limit of 4.5 times the MINIMUM wage remains unchanged.

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In a press release, the ministry of Labour explains that “the enterprises will be reimbursed 60% of the gross salary, instead of 70% previously”. The gross salary received by the employee remains unchanged. They will always 70% of their gross pay (approximately 84% of net salary), and at least the minimum wage (SMIC net, specifies the ministry. “The employees will not lose anything, it is the employers who will have to pay a little bit more”, promised this morning with Bruno Le Maire, minister of Labour.

in addition, the sectors that are the subject of legislative restrictions or specific regulatory because of the health crisis, will continue to receive support to 100%.

According to estimates by the ministry, approximately 8.6 million employees would have been actually placed in April in the activity partial – the official name of the part-time unemployment -, authorized on a massive scale in order to avoid an explosion of unemployment in France, whose economy has been hit hard by the sars coronavirus. The cost of this scheme was estimated to be approximately 24 billion euros over three months, from march to may.

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