The exceptional mobilization of public aid and Bpifrance funds have kept industrial companies in the Grand Est afloat. But Urssaf data shows that a year after the start of the health crisis, employment has paid a heavy bill. At the end of 2020, 22,030 jobs had been destroyed when partial unemployment still concerned 2.8% of the payroll. As for trade, scrutinized by the CCI Alsace Eurometropolis, it is unsurprisingly in a fragile situation.
“70% of the economy is doing well; the markets have not collapsed ”, proclaimed Bernard Nicaise, regional director of Bpifrance Est, on March 29 to journalists, who said he was optimistic for the recovery, when the vaccination campaign had done its work on morale ….. .
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