The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France increased by 6.1 thousand from the previous month to 3.383 million in June 2019. Unemployment among those aged 25 to 49 rose by 2.3 thousand to 2.008 million; and that among young people grew by 7.3 thousand to 0.464 million. Meanwhile, unemployment among people aged 50 or more fell by 3.5 thousand to 0.911 million. Compared with the same month of the previous year, registered jobless dropped by 59.7 thousand. Considering the second quarter as a whole, jobless total declined by 14.6 thousand on quarter to 3.377 million, its lowest level since the first quarter of 2014. Unemployed Persons in France averaged 2885.34 Thousand from 1996 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 3591.10 Thousand in February of 2016 and a record low of 1975.80 Thousand in February of 2008.

Unemployed Persons in France is expected to be 3348.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in France to stand at 3332.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 3250.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-04-26 02:20 PM Jobseekers Total Mar 3382.6K 3388.7K 3383.9K
2019-05-27 10:00 AM Jobseekers Total Apr 3372.9K 3382.6K 3387.1K
2019-06-26 10:00 AM Jobseekers Total May 3376.5K 3372.9K 3378K
2019-07-25 10:00 AM Jobseekers Total Jun 3382.6K 3376.5K 3369K
2019-08-27 10:00 AM Jobseekers Total Jul 3382.6K 3392.4K
2019-09-25 10:00 AM Jobseekers Total Aug
2019-10-25 10:00 AM Jobseekers Total Sep 3348K


France Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.50 8.70 10.70 7.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 28288.50 28202.20 28288.50 19522.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3382.60 3376.50 3591.10 1975.80 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 66.00 66.10 66.10 63.50 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.20 3.30 5.00 2.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 20.10 20.00 26.00 14.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 107.50 108.30 108.30 5.90 Index Points [+]
Productivity 103.70 103.60 103.70 18.48 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 272.60 290.50 363.80 121.10 Thousand [+]
Wages 2988.00 2962.00 2988.00 1751.73 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 103.10 102.20 116.10 72.70 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1521.22 1521.22 1521.22 1035.97 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 0.80 0.20 1.00 0.10 percent [+]
Population 67.19 66.95 67.19 45.46 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 62.00 62.00 62.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 62.00 62.00 62.00 60.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 72.00 72.20 72.30 69.50 percent [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 6.10 3.60 72.70 -60.70 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 1790.00 1750.00 1860.00 1650.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1080.00 1050.00 1150.00 960.00 EUR/Month [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 2780.90 2775.50 5475.10 2760.70 Thousand [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 25330.50 25236.70 25330.50 24288.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 19603.10 19541.00 19603.10 12409.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 4754.60 4732.00 4965.70 3802.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.20 0.20 0.70 -0.50 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 21820.30 22043.90 22172.40 18337.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 5792.20 5791.10 5817.80 5608.00 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1610.00 1580.00 1610.00 1530.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 3120.00 3460.00 3460.00 3120.00 EUR/Month [+]


France Unemployed Persons

The jobseekers total in France refers to the registered number of unemployed at the end of the month at employment center which are obliged to actively seek a job. This page provides the latest reported value for - Unemployed Persons - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. France Unemployed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3382.60 3376.50 3591.10 1975.80 1996 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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