160,000 jobs created in 2021 for 100 billion euros, is that a good ratio?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – Jean Castex said he hoped the stimulus plan would create “160,000 jobs” next year. But what are we talking about exactly?

Jean Castex surrounded by Jean-Michel Blanquer and Bruno Le Maire.
Jean Castex surrounded by Jean-Michel Blanquer and Bruno Le Maire. AFP

THE QUESTION. Will the government achieve “reverse the curveUnemployment, to use an expression dear to François Hollande? While the stimulus plan is due to be unveiled today, Prime Minister Jean Castex said Thursday morning on RTL that he hoped the “recovery plan, in 2021, will create 160,000 jobs“. A figure that may seem low, given the hundreds of thousands of workers made unemployed by the Covid-19. But what do these Matignon estimates cover? And are they not low compared to the 100 billion euros invested in the plan “France relaunches» ?

CHECKS. On RTL, the Prime Minister specified that the 160,000 jobs created in 2021 were “the goal” of the government. “We have figures that say more, but […] this is not the kind of house to make rantings, say that we are going to reverse curves», Added carefully Jean Castex. The effects of the recovery plan will be analyzed by “tracking tools

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