Partial unemployment: the compensation rate remains unchanged until the end of April 2021


The Ministry of Labor announced Tuesday, March 9, 2021, that the conditions for partial unemployment compensation will remain unchanged until the end of April 2021.

Compensation conditions unchanged until the end of April

The Minister of Labor, Elisabeth Borne announced Tuesday, March 9, 2021, by means of a press release ” the extension of the current payment rules for partial activity until the end of April “. Thus, until the end of April 2021, companies that need it will continue to benefit from partial unemployment without changing the conditions.

This is not the first time that the government has rolled back the modification of the conditions of partial unemployment benefit. Until now, the employee placed under the partial unemployment scheme, is compensated up to 84% of his net salary and the remainder is zero for companies belonging to the sectors most affected by the crisis and 15% for others.

At the end of April 2021, if the government does not decide otherwise, the conditions for partial unemployment benefit should increase to 60% of net salary and 40% remainder for the employer.

The Ministry of Labor is looking into possible lifting of health restrictions

In addition to maintaining the conditions of partial unemployment compensation for an additional month, the Ministry of Labor is working on possible lifting of health restrictions. The press release states that ” sectoral consultations would be carried out from next week to prepare for the gradual lifting of health restrictions and adapt in a relevant way the level of support to companies in view of these reductions “.

Other projects were mentioned in the press release such as hiring aid as part of the “1 young person, 1 solution” plan, which has already enabled the recruitment of nearly 1.3 million young people under the age of 26. .