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420,000 checks carried out in 2019, then 500,000 in 2022, then 523,400 in 2023, and one other 600,000 deliberate for 2024. Finally 1.5 million deliberate for 2027.

Except for the Covid interlude of 2020 and 2021, by no means has the diligence of the unemployed in fulfilling their obligations been so scrutinized by France Travail (previously Pôle emploi) which printed on April 19 an in depth report on analysis management employment in 2023. “Registering with France Travail implies rights and duties. Control is part of our missions,” remembers Paul Bazin, deputy basic supervisor of the general public operator. Six hundred advisors are devoted to this job.

France Travail has refined its strategies over time by giving precedence to focused controls which now account for 60% of the entire, together with 45% for job seekers in professions in scarcity, 11% for coaching leavers and 4% for different classes.

18% needed to be “revitalized”

Targeting these populations is justified by the truth that they’re supposed to seek out employment extra shortly, since they’re in excessive demand or higher educated. The share of random checks fell to 26% and the steadiness (15%) outcomes from a report from the jobseeker's advisor.

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After this stage of choice of unemployed individuals, France Travail controllers examine all of the steps taken by the individuals involved to discover a job or create their enterprise. “They study their files, discuss with them and take into account all kinds of elements, including personal ones such as childcare or mobility problems, before making their decision,” assures Paul Bazin.

From their evaluation, it seems that for final yr, 65% of job seekers checked have been in “active search” employment; 18% needed to be “revitalized”, their method being thought of inadequate or not efficient sufficient. Finally, 17% of the checks resulted in a one-month deregistration with the identical quantity of the allowance eliminated, or much more within the occasion of repeated breaches.

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Should we conclude that 17% of job seekers in France abuse the social system? Absolutely not, analyzes Frédéric Cherbonnier, professor of economics at Sciences Po Toulouse and the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE): “Targeting controls artificially inflates the proportion of unemployed individuals whose lack of attendance justifies deregistration. The most reasonable determine to think about for this class is 9%, comparable to the share of random checks that resulted in delisting..

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