Payroll employment in the French private sector declined 28,200 or 0.1 percent to 19.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, less than a preliminary estimate of 0.2 percent fall, mainly due to the COVID crisis. Payrolls in industry dropped 0.4 percent, a fourth consecutive quarter of decline; and those in market services also went down 0.4 percent (vs 2.4 percent in Q3). By contrast, employment in construction increased 0.7 percent, slowing from a 1.5 percent growth in the third quarter. Temporary employment continued to recover for the third consecutive quarter, rising 5.1 percent. Year-on-year, private payroll employment fell by 320,200 or 1.6 percent. source: INSEE, France

Nonfarm Payrolls Private in France averaged 15186.53 Thousand from 1970 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 19752.80 Thousand in the fourth quarter of 2019 and a record low of 12409.60 Thousand in the fourth quarter of 1970. This page provides - France Nonfarm Payrolls Private- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. France Payroll Employment in the Private Sector - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2021.

Nonfarm Payrolls Private in France is expected to be 18990.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Nonfarm Payrolls Private in France to stand at 18450.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Payroll Employment in the Private Sector is projected to trend around 19050.00 Thousand in 2022 and 19560.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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France Payroll Employment in the Private Sector

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
19432.60 19460.80 19752.80 12409.60 1970 - 2020 Thousand Quarterly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-06 07:45 AM Private Non Farm Payrolls QoQ Prel Q3 1.8% -0.8% 0.4%
2020-12-08 06:30 AM Private Non Farm Payrolls QoQ Final Q3 1.6% -0.8% 1.8% 1.8%
2021-02-05 07:45 AM Private Non Farm Payrolls QoQ Prel Q4 -0.2% 1.6% -1%
2021-03-09 06:30 AM Private Non Farm Payrolls QoQ Final Q4 -0.1% 1.7% -0.2%


News Stream
French Private Employment Edges Down 0.1% in Q4
Payroll employment in the French private sector declined 28,200 or 0.1 percent to 19.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, less than a preliminary estimate of 0.2 percent fall, mainly due to the COVID crisis. Payrolls in industry dropped 0.4 percent, a fourth consecutive quarter of decline; and those in market services also went down 0.4 percent (vs 2.4 percent in Q3). By contrast, employment in construction increased 0.7 percent, slowing from a 1.5 percent growth in the third quarter. Temporary employment continued to recover for the third consecutive quarter, rising 5.1 percent. Year-on-year, private payroll employment fell by 320,200 or 1.6 percent.
2021-03-09
French Private Employment Falls 0.2% in Q4
Payroll employment in the French private sector decreased by 39,600 or 0.2 percent to 19.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to a 312,400 increase in the third quarter, a flash estimate showed. The drop was mainly a result of the health crisis and a second lockdown implemented to curb another wave of infections. Payrolls in industry fell 0.6 percent, after decreasing 0.2 percent in the previous period. Employment in market services also went down (-0.4 percent vs 2.3 percent in Q3). Employment in construction was almost stable in (0.1 percent vs 1.3 percent in Q3). Temporary employment continued to recover strongly for the third consecutive quarter, rising 5.3 percent, but not recovering its pre-crisis level. In 2020, private payroll employment dropped 2.2 percent, the strongest annual decline since the series began.
2021-02-05
French Q3 Private Payroll Employment Revised Lower
Payroll employment in the French private sector increased by 312,400 or 1.6 percent in the third quarter of 2020, less than expected and compared to a 146,800 fall in the previous period. Still, private payroll employment fell by 234,300 or 1.2 percent compared to a year ago, as coronavirus crisis continued to hit the labor market. Payrolls in market services increased by 2.3 percent, and those in construction advanced by 1.3 percent. Meanwhile, employment in industry continued to fall.
2020-12-08
Payroll Employment in France Rebounds
Payroll employment in the French private sector increased by 344,400 or 1.8 percent in the third quarter of 2020, rebounding from a 491,600 job loss in the first quarter and a 158,400 decline in the second quarter. However, private payroll employment fell by 214,000 or 1.1 percent compared to a year ago and returned to a level comparable to September of 2018, due to the coronavirus crisis. Payrolls increased 1.9 percent in industry, construction and market services, the strongest gain on record after falling for 3 straight quarters. Temporary employment continues to recover strongly and was up +23.5 percent.
2020-11-06

France Payroll Employment in the Private Sector
In France, Payroll Employment in the Private Sector refers to the number of persons, regardless of work duration, in employment on the last day of the quarter. Employment estimates are in all sectors. Until the third quarter of 2010, data refers only to mainland France. From the fourth quarter of 2010 onwards, employment estimates cover all France (excluding Mayotte).