Number of unemployed radiation per job center reaches record at end of 2022

They increased by 10.4 % in the last quarter, to represent 9.7 % of the outputs.

by Thibaud Métais

Could the increase in Pôle Emploi radiations explain the sharp drop in the number of job seekers recorded in the fourth quarter of 2022? According to figures published on Wednesday, January 25, by the public operator and the Ministry of Labor, the number of job seekers without any activity (category A) decreased by 3.6 % throughout the territory (across the Sea included, except Mayotte), or 114,400 people less compared to the previous quarter.

The explanation of part of this decrease lies well in the exceptionally high number of administrative radiation recorded by Pôle Emploi. In the last quarter of 2022, they represent 9.7 % of the outings. Above all, they are up 10.4 % compared to the third quarter and the only month of November saw a new record stood, with 58,100 people canceled, a first since the start of these statistics, in 1996.

An administrative cancellation is a temporary suspension of registration, and therefore compensation, to which proceeds from Pôle Emploi when an registered person does not respond to a summons, that they do not actively seek a job, that ‘She refuses a job offer twice or that she abandons training without reason.

a warning before any radiation

The public operator nevertheless wishes to recall that the radiation decision is never automatic. It is always preceded by a warning which leaves more than ten days to the job seeker to react and justify themselves. “These justifications lead in a large majority of cases not to pronounce a sanction, therefore no cancellation,” says the management of Pôle Emploi, which specifies taking into account the situation of the registrants and never raft “blindly and automatically” .

“The evolution of the number of radiation does not explain” the drop in the number of job seekers observed in the latter quarters, defends the management of Pôle Emploi. “More than 80 % of radiations are pronounced for a period of one month, after which the job seeker can re -register,” says the operator.

reinforced controls

However, the increase in radiation does not come from nowhere. While the operator has set up, in September 2022, the food of unemployed people likely to fill the shortages of labor in the trades in tension, the controls have also intensified in the year at the request of ‘Emmanuel Macron. Pôle Emploi was to carry out 500,000 checks in 2022, compared to 420,000 in 2019.

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/Media reports cited above.