French Jobless Rate Edges Up to 10.2% in Q2
French jobless rate was recorded at 10.2 percent in the second quarter of 2014, slightly up from 10.1 percent in the previous period, and above market expectations
In metropolitan France only, with 2.8 million people, 9.7 percent of the active population was unemployed. Over a year, it decreased by 0.2 percentage points.
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France Unemployment Rate Steady in Q1
French jobless rate was recorded at 10.1 percent in the first three months of 2014, unchanged from a downwardly revised 10.1 percent in the previous quarter. In this quarter, the weighting of the labor force survey was revised to include the results of the census 2011.
Published on 2014-06-05
French Unemployment Rate Falls in Q4
France's jobless rate decreased to 10.2 percent in the last quarter of 2013, down from a revised 10.3 percent in the previous three-month period. The unemployment rate was calculated under a new method significantly lowering the jobless level.
Published on 2014-03-06
Among inactive people, 1.3 million wish to work but they are not considered as unemployed: they are part of the unemployment’s halo. The number of people in the unemployment’s halo decreased by 40,000 in Q2 2014, and rose by 60,000 over the year.
The employment rate of the population aged 15-64 years was steady in the second quarter of 2014 and stood at 64.2 percent; over a year, it increased by 0.2 percentage points. The employment rate of the population aged 50-64 years increased most, by 0.3 percentage points q-o-q and by 1.2 percentage points y-o-y. The employment rate of the population aged 25-49 years fell 0.1 percentage points in the June period and for people aged 15-24 years, it declined 0.2 percentage points.
In Q2 2014, 6.2 percent of the persons employed were underemployed, decreasing by 0.1 percentage points. Slack work stood at 0.3 percent. The unwanted part-time decreased by 0.2 percentage points and stood at 5.9 percent of the employed.