The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France increased by 8.4 thousand from a month earlier to 3.419 million in December 2018 from a near four-year low in the previous month. Initial Jobless Claims in France averaged 1.08 Thousand from 1996 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 74.30 Thousand in February of 2009 and a record low of -61.70 Thousand in July of 1999.
Initial Jobless Claims in France is expected to be 17.90 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Initial Jobless Claims in France to stand at -4.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Initial Jobless Claims is projected to trend around -10.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.