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Mobility and access to employment

COUR DES COMPTES

A significant proportion of unemployment is due to difficulties in matching job supply with job demand. One of the reasons for such difficulties is a lack of geographical mobility for job seekers. This is a significant issue: 1 to 2.5 percentage points of the national unemployment rate thus may be linked to geographical mismatch.
By analysing the obstacles to mobility within the Hauts-de-France region, characterised by a strong contrast between the influence of the Lille metro area and the areas suffering from a combination of economic and social handicaps, the Court and the regional chamber
found that the range of mobility aids was poorly known, unevenly distributed and insufficiently used by job seekers.
The social consequences of the health crisis call for more structured and better coordinated policies and actions in this area, both at a national and local level.
To that end, the financial jurisdictions have made nine recommendations.

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