French jobless rate was recorded at 10.4 percent in the third quarter of 2014, up from a revised 10.1 percent in the previous period, and above market expectations. It was the highest level since the first quarter of 1998.
In metropolitan France only, with 2.8 million people, 9.9 percent of the active population was unemployed. The unemployment rate rose by 0.2 percentage points quarter-on- quarter there, and returned back to its level in the third quarter a year earlier.
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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
Published on 2014-09-04
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
Among inactive people, 1.4 million wish to work but they are not considered as unemployed (unemployment halo). The number of people in the unemployment’s halo increased by 40,000 in Q3 2014, and rose by 70,000 over the year.
In the third quarter of 2014, the employment rate of the population aged 15-64 years decreased by 0.1 percentage points, and stood at 64.1 percent. Permanent contracts employment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points, at 48.9 percent of the population aged 15-64, while temporary contracts employment rate hold firm, at 6.9 percent.
The activity rate of people aged 15-64 was also steady in July to September quarter and stood at 71.2 percent (-0.1 percentage points year-on-year). About 6.5 percent of the persons employed were underemployed, increasing by 0.3 percentage points, compared to the previous quarter. Slack work stood at 0.5 percent of the persons employed, a 0.2 percentage points rise over the quarter.