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Tuesday May 17, the eco duel of 23h of franceinfo opposed Christophe Ramaux, economist and teacher at the Sorbonne, to Étienne Lefebvre, editor-in-chief of the newspaper Les Échos. They debated about the full employment in France.

Full employment, which actually corresponds to less than 5% unemployment in a country, is achievable in France, according to Étienne Lefebvre, editor-in-chief of the newspaper Les Échos. “Much of the progress has already been made thanks to the reforms that have been carried out. We have had more than a million job creations under the five-year term. (by Emmanuel Macron). This brought the unemployment rate down to 7.3%.”he explains.

Christophe Ramaux, economist and teacher at the Sorbonne, does not share Étienne Lefebvre’s optimism. “Unfortunately, we are still very far from full employment”he regrets. “If we add the halo of unemployment, that is to say people who do not have a job and who are not available​, or discouraged, and underemployment, we arrive at 17%”, abstract Christopher Ramaux.


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