Fixing unemployment in 118 words

When looking for fair unemployment compensation, people often see the problem as finding a fair middle point between protection and incentives to find a new job.

Why not ask people to pay back part of what they received when they find a new job. You are protected when you loose your job but have a real incentive to find a new one as soon as possible.

3M grace period full salary. After that, 5% of your next salary will be taken each month until you paid back 50% of what you received (Bercy can probably come up with better numbers).

If you never find a job, no need to pay back. No stress.