Unemployed Persons  1996-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France rose by 43.7 thousand, or 1.3%, to a seven-month high of 3.51 million in March 2017. It was the biggest increase since September 2013, as the number of young unemployed rose by 5.9 thousand to 0.48 million; that of people aged 25 to 49 went up by 27.4 thousand to 2.11 million; and unemployment among those aged 50 or more advanced by 10.4 thousand to 0.92 million. Compared with the same month of the previous year, registered jobless dropped by 31.9 thousand, or 0.9 percent. Unemployed Persons in France averaged 2815.61 Thousand from 1996 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 3579.50 Thousand in October of 2015 and a record low of 1976.90 Thousand in February of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-02-24 05:00 PM Jan 3467.9K 3467.1K 3450.1K
2017-03-24 05:00 PM Feb 3464K 3467.9K 3464.9K
2017-04-26 04:00 PM Mar 3508.1K 3464.4K 3457K
2017-05-24 04:00 PM Apr 3508.1K 3489.1K
2017-06-26 04:00 PM May 3532.6K
2017-07-25 04:00 PM Jun 3547.4K




France Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.60 10.00 10.70 7.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 27798.60 27733.70 27798.60 19530.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3508.10 3464.40 3579.50 1976.90 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 64.70 64.70 65.00 63.50 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.20 5.00 2.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 23.70 23.70 25.60 14.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 107.10 107.00 107.10 39.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 112.04 111.68 112.16 20.64 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 322.20 248.30 363.80 121.10 Thousand [+]
Wages 2957.00 2913.00 2957.00 1751.73 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 115.40 115.30 115.40 72.70 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 0.20 0.20 1.00 0.10 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 1480.27 1466.62 1480.27 1035.97 EUR/Month [+]
Population 66.63 66.38 66.63 45.46 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.33 65.00 65.33 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.33 65.00 65.33 60.00 [+]
Full Time Employment 21435.80 21709.80 21711.50 18337.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.20 0.10 0.70 -0.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 16227.70 16174.90 16437.40 12409.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 4759.00 4692.30 4937.60 3802.00 Thousand [+]
Wages High Skilled 3140.00 3090.00 3140.00 2920.00 EUR/Month [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 71.40 71.70 71.70 69.50 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 1365.70 1418.10 2190.00 1365.70 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1063.20 1097.10 1140.00 1063.20 EUR/Month [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 43.70 -3.50 74.40 -63.80 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1860.00 1990.00 1990.00 1400.00 EUR/Month [+]


Unemployed Persons Notes

The jobseekers total in France refers to the registered number of unemployed at the end of the month at employment center which are obliged to actively seek a job. This page provides the latest reported value for - Unemployed Persons - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Unemployed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3508.10 3464.40 3579.50 1976.90 1996 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
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unemployed persons by Country

Last
Australia 732.28 Apr/17
Brazil 14.18 Mar/17
Canada 1265.00 Apr/17
China 976.00 Mar/17
Euro Area 15395.00 Mar/17
France 3508.10 Mar/17
Germany 2568.61 Apr/17
India 48.26 Dec/14
Indonesia 7024172.00 Dec/16
Italy 3021.99 Mar/17
Japan 1840.00 Mar/17
Mexico 1821825.00 Mar/17
Netherlands 456.00 Apr/17
Russia 4.05 Apr/17
South Korea 1098.00 Apr/17
Spain 3526.58 Apr/17
Switzerland 146008.73 Apr/17
Turkey 3900.00 Feb/17
United Kingdom 792.80 Apr/17
United States 7056.00 Apr/17