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L'home-based employment declined in the second quarter

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After a whirlwind opening that was pleasantly surprised in the first quarter , the home-based employment (child care, household helpers, etc) displays results appear less bright in the spring. And resumed its downward trend.

According to the Acoss, which collects social Security contributions, it has in effect declined in the second quarter, erasing the rebound in the previous three months.

According to figures published by the Acoss , the wage bill net paid to employees in the home fell 1.9% in the second quarter, wiping out almost the dramatic rise of 2.1% in the previous three months. A decline which is due to the decrease in the number of employers (-0,4%), but also and especially to that of the average of number of hours per employer (-1,8%).

Momentum maintained custody of children

The decrease in the second quarter is due to the home-based employment outside of child care, the wage bill declined by 2.3 %, compared to the first quarter, with the decline in the number of employers (by 0.5%) but above the average of number of hours per employer (by 2.2%).

The child care home is, on the contrary, remained dynamic, with a salary increasing by 0.7% compared with the first quarter (+4.1 per cent year on year). This sector, which has experienced several successive increases in recent quarters, however, a slight slowdown on the number of hours reported by employer (-0,4 %).

slightly down the side of the nursery assistants

Still in the second quarter, the sector childminders, caring for children in their own home, has also suffered a downturn in business (-0,4%) of the total volume of hours claimed, but also the average number of hours per employer (-0,2%) and childminder (-0,2%).

The average wage rate increased by 1%, the wage bill net rose modestly by 0.8%. On a year, it increases by 0.7%.

In total, by adding the employment in the home and childminders, the wage bill net paid by individual employers decreased by 1% in the second quarter, following an increase of 1.5% in the first quarter.

A decline confirmed over a year

If, according to the Acoss, “calendar effects” may have played (including the fact that the quarter had two working days less than the previous), over one year the trend remains bearish.

during the second quarter of this year and the same period of 2016-in effect, the payroll net declined 0.5%, the 1.9% increase in the hourly rate paid to employees did not make up for the decrease of 2.4% in the number of hours declared.


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