The president welcomed the strong decrease in the number of job seekers in September and thought that ” the battle was not over.”
unemployment had never experienced such a decline since the statistics are collected in this format in 1996. Some 66 300 unemployed people have left the lists of the employment centre in September, erasing the outbreak in August and retake the flag under the symbolic threshold of 3.5 million people.
as Soon as the figures released, president François Hollande has hailed the sharp decline in unemployment recorded in September (– 66 300 people) that ” confirms a trend observed since the beginning “ 2016, even if ” the battle is not finished “. the ” This movement is general. It concerns all categories of the population, young people and seniors, and all of the territories in metropolitan france and overseas “, ” said Francois Hollande on his / her account Facebook while he has conditioned his candidacy for the presidential election to a decrease in unemployment.
” These results are the fruit of the action undertaken by the government through the pact of responsibility “, was congratulated in highlighting ” the effectiveness of several provisions which we can now measure the impact “, ” the device hiring SMES, which has exceeded 800 000 recruitment, the development of learning and support to investment “.
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Battle of figures
The prime minister, Manuel Valls, also welcomed the results on Twitter. the ” Our economic policy is bearing fruit : unemployment decrease with 90 000 job seekers in the least since January. It is necessary to continue. “
” The trend is good. At the end of the year, the unemployment rate will be lower compared to the situation encountered in 2012. François Hollande will, if he wishes, to be a candidate in the presidential election. Its commitment is required “, for its part, estimated François Rebsamen, the former socialist minister of labor.
Several personalities of the right have also responded, engaging in a battle of numbers. This is the case of Eric Woerth, ex-minister of labour and secretary-general of The Republican (LR) : ” If one does the accounts, it is noted that since 2012, Pôle emploi registers 1 160 300 additional unemployed persons in the three categories, and 582 600 for the single category Was ‘, a-t-he detailed in a press release, stating that the ” other countries are going faster.”
” If the figure for September is positive, and we can only congratulate ourselves, it is not less than the number of job seekers since the second half of 2012 has increased by more than 600 000 unemployed. How could it be otherwise as we will not have recovered to a pace of sustainable growth, at least higher than 1.5% per year ? “, reports about him to Gérard Larcher, president RL of the Senate.