France Unemployment Rate  1996-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment rate in France fell slightly to 10.0 percent in the three months to December of 2016, compared to an upwardly revised 10.1 percent in the September quarter while market expected 9.7 percent. In the December quarter, the employment rate of the population aged 15-64 years stood at 64.7 percent, up 0.1 percentage points compared to the third quarter. Unemployment Rate in France averaged 9.27 percent from 1996 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 10.70 percent in the first quarter of 1997 and a record low of 7.20 percent in the first quarter of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-08-18 05:30 AM Q2 9.9% 10.2% 10.1%
2016-11-17 06:30 AM Q3 10.0% 9.9% 9.8%
2017-02-16 06:30 AM Q4 10.0% 10.1% 9.7% 9.8%
2017-05-18 05:30 AM Q1 10.0% 9.9%
2017-08-18 05:30 AM Q2 9.7%
2017-11-17 06:30 AM Q3 9.6%




France Jobless Rate Edges Down To 10.0% In Q4


Unemployment rate in France fell slightly to 10.0 percent in the three months to December of 2016, compared to an upwardly revised 10.1 percent in the September quarter while market expected 9.7 percent.

In metropolitan France only, with 2.8 million people, 9.7 percent of the active population was unemployed, down slightly from 9.8 percent in the previous three months. The unemployment decreased among youths and persons aged 50 and over while it increased for men aged 25 to 49. Compared to the previous year, it dropped by 0.2 percentage points. Among inactive people, 1.5 million wish to work but they are not considered as unemployed (unemployment halo). The number of people in the unemployment halo rose 21,000 quarter-on-quarter in the December quarter and up by 65,000 over a year.

In the December quarter, the employment rate of the population aged 15-64 years stood at 64.7 percent, up 0.1 percentage points compared to the third quarter. Permanent employment rate for people aged 15-64 came in at 48.7 percent, up by 0.2 percentage points quarter-on-quarter and by 0.1 percentage points year-on-year. Meanwhile, fixed term and temporary contracts employment rate stood at 7.5 percent, up 0.1 percentage points from the previous quarter and over the year.

The activity rate of people aged at 15-64  stood at 71.7 percent in the fourth quarter, the same as in the prior quarter but up 0.1 percentage points from the December quarter 2015.

About  6.2 percent of the persons employed were underemployed, decreasing by 0.1 percentage points over the quarter. Slack work stood at 0.2 percent of the persons employed. 

Insee l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
2/16/2017 6:55:02 AM



France Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.00 10.10 10.70 7.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 27773.50 27745.90 27773.50 19713.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3464.40 3467.90 3579.50 1976.90 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 64.70 64.60 65.00 63.50 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.20 4.30 5.00 2.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 23.60 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 248.30 263.80 363.80 121.10 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 16174.90 16110.50 16437.40 12409.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 4759.00 4692.30 4937.60 3802.00 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1860.00 1990.00 1990.00 1400.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 3140.00 3090.00 3140.00 2920.00 EUR/Month [+]
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 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 55.90 56.00 56.70 55.90 percent [+]
Initial Jobless Claims -3.50 0.80 74.40 -63.80 Thousand [+]


France Unemployment Rate Notes

In France, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - France Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. France Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.00 10.10 10.70 7.20 1996 - 2016 percent Quarterly



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