Is it true that 40% of French people cannot telecommute?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – The assertion of the Minister of Transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, encourages us to look at the statistics. Between the two confinements, has the data changed?

The list of positions eligible for teleworking is often difficult to establish.
The list of positions eligible for teleworking is often difficult to establish. AFP

THE QUESTION. It follows the assertion of the Minister of Transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari. On Thursday, he said on television that 40% of French people cannot telecommute. At the same time, he indicated that remote work would be “Generalized, encouraged and organized”. These indications show to what extent politicians lack benchmarks: on the one hand, they are well aware that distance is an effective way to fight the pandemic: on the other hand, they are also aware that physical distancing often harms to the efficiency of economic life. Regularly interviewed by the Figaro, managers explain that high-dose teleworking prevents them from spotting weak signals in the company. They cite as an example virtual meetings where the interventions and reactions of people are much less authentic than in the “ real life ».

Jean-Baptiste Djebbari cannot count on his colleagues to confirm his

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