France Unemployment Rate 1996-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in France increased 10.20 percent in the second quarter of 2014 from 10.10 percent in the first quarter of 2014. Unemployment Rate in France averaged 9.15 Percent from 1996 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 10.80 Percent in the first quarter of 1997 and a record low of 7.20 Percent in the first quarter of 2008. Unemployment Rate in France is reported by the INSEE, France.

   
 
 

France Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.20 10.10 10.80 7.20 1996 - 2014 Percent Quarterly
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 - France Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - France Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.


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.

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.

INSEE l Rida l rida@tradingeconomics.com
9/4/2014 7:15:24 AM


Recent Releases

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


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2013-12-05 06:30 AM France
Unemployment Rate
Q3 2013 10.9% 10.8% (R) 11.1%
2014-03-06 06:30 AM France
Unemployment Rate
Q4 2013 10.2% 10.3% (R) 11.1%
2014-06-05 06:30 AM France
Unemployment Rate
Q1 2014 10.1% 10.1% (R) 10.3% 10.3%
2014-09-04 06:30 AM France
Unemployment Rate
Q2 2014 10.2% 10.1% 10.1%
2014-12-04 06:30 AM France
Unemployment Rate
Q3 2014 10.2% 10%


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.20 10.10 10.80 7.20 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 27047.00 27048.00 27184.00 19713.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2784.00 2774.00 2840.00 644.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 239.90 198.70 363.80 121.10 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.40 4.40 4.70 2.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 22.40 22.50 26.20 14.50 Percent [+]
Productivity 111.44 111.39 111.69 20.45 Index Points [+]
Wages 2624.51 2560.59 2624.51 1751.73 EUR [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 111.70 110.90 111.70 72.70 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 116.82 116.42 116.93 38.97 Index Points [+]
Population 65.80 65.52 65.80 45.68 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.00 65.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1445.38 1445.38 1445.38 1036.00 EUR [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.10 Aug/14 6.40 10.90 4.00 Percent [+]
Brazil 5.00 Aug/14 4.90 13.10 4.30 Percent [+]
Canada 7.00 Aug/14 7.00 13.10 2.90 Percent [+]
China 4.10 Jun/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 Percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Aug/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 Percent [+]
France 10.20 May/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 Percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Aug/14 4.90 14.20 0.40 Percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 Percent [+]
Indonesia 5.70 Feb/14 6.17 11.24 2.00 Percent [+]
Italy 12.30 Aug/14 12.60 12.80 5.90 Percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Aug/14 3.80 5.60 1.00 Percent [+]
Mexico 5.18 Aug/14 5.47 5.93 2.22 Percent [+]
Netherlands 8.00 Aug/14 8.20 8.80 3.40 Percent [+]
Russia 4.80 Aug/14 4.90 14.10 4.80 Percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 Aug/14 3.40 7.10 2.90 Percent [+]
Spain 24.47 May/14 25.93 26.94 4.41 Percent [+]
Switzerland 3.00 Aug/14 2.90 5.40 1.60 Percent [+]
Turkey 9.10 Jun/14 8.80 16.10 8.00 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.20 Jul/14 6.40 12.00 3.40 Percent [+]
United States 6.10 Aug/14 6.20 10.80 2.50 Percent [+]





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