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. Unemployment among those aged 25 to 49 rose by 2.9 thousand to 2.039 million and that among young people went up by 9.0 thousand at 0.462 million. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed people aged 50 or more fell by 3.5 thousand to 0.919 million. Compared with the same month of the previous year, registered jobless dropped by 44.2 thousand. Unemployed Persons in France averaged 2874.58 Thousand from 1996 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 3584.90 Thousand in February of 2016 and a record low of 1975.90 Thousand in February of 2008.

Unemployed Persons in France is expected to be 3369.20 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 3340.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 3290.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-10-25 10:00 AM Jobseekers Total 3435.6K 3472.8K 3424.0K
2018-11-27 11:00 AM Jobseekers Total 3425.9K 3435.6K 3440.1K
2018-12-27 11:00 AM Jobseekers Total 3410.8K 3425.9K 3403.6K
2019-01-25 11:00 AM Jobseekers Total 3419.2K 3410.8K 3408.2K
2019-02-27 11:00 AM Jobseekers Total 3419.2K 3415.0K
2019-03-27 11:00 AM Jobseekers Total
2019-04-26 10:00 AM Jobseekers Total 3369.1K


France Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.80 9.10 10.70 7.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 28184.20 28145.30 28184.20 19530.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3419.20 3410.80 3584.90 1975.90 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 66.10 65.90 66.10 63.50 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.40 3.40 5.00 2.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 21.10 21.80 26.20 14.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.20 108.10 108.20 5.90 Index Points [+]
Productivity 118.72 118.44 118.72 20.68 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 202.50 242.90 363.80 121.10 Thousand [+]
Wages 2998.00 2956.00 2998.00 1751.73 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 102.00 101.60 117.90 72.70 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1521.22 1521.22 1521.22 1035.97 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 0.40 0.70 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 72.30 72.30 72.30 69.50 percent [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 8.40 -15.10 74.30 -61.70 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 2772.80 2774.30 5475.10 2768.90 Thousand [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 25173.60 25158.60 25173.60 24298.40 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 19403.90 19387.70 19403.90 12409.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 4711.00 4948.70 4965.70 3802.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.10 0.10 0.70 -0.50 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 22172.40 21849.30 22172.40 18337.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 5781.30 5788.70 5806.90 5609.30 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 February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3419.20 3410.80 3584.90 1975.90 1996 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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