The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France rose by 65.9 thousand from the previous month to 3.624 million in April 2021, the largest increase since a record 812.5 thousand jump recorded in April 2020, as new coronavirus-induced restrictive measures hit the labor market. source: DARES, France

Initial Jobless Claims in France averaged 1.66 Thousand from 1996 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 812.50 Thousand in April of 2020 and a record low of -200.10 Thousand in June of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - France Initial Jobless Claims - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. France Initial Jobless Claims - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2021.

Initial Jobless Claims in France is expected to be 50.00 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 -40.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Initial Jobless Claims is projected to trend around -30.00 Thousand in 2022 and -10.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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France Initial Jobless Claims

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
65.90 -16.80 812.50 -200.10 1996 - 2021 Thousand Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-02-26 11:00 AM Jan -33.1K 0.5K 27K
2021-03-25 11:00 AM Feb 22.9K -33.1K -22K
2021-04-27 10:00 AM Mar -16.8K 25.5K 45K
2021-05-27 10:00 AM Apr 65.9K -16.8K -26K
2021-06-25 10:00 AM May 65.9K
2021-07-27 10:00 AM Jun
2021-08-26 10:00 AM Jul
2021-09-24 10:00 AM Aug

France Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.00 9.10 10.80 3.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 28275.40 28217.60 28617.60 19522.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3623.80 3557.90 4306.90 1975.80 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 65.60 65.00 66.00 63.00 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.10 3.30 5.00 2.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.50 19.50 26.20 14.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 106.40 105.90 111.30 5.90 points [+]
Productivity 99.87 99.46 103.70 18.48 points [+]
Job Vacancies 268.80 199.90 363.80 79.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 3084.00 3023.00 3084.00 1751.73 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 105.70 105.50 116.10 72.70 points [+]
Wage Growth 0.30 0.30 1.00 0.10 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 1554.58 1539.42 1554.58 1035.97 EUR/Month [+]
Population 67.29 67.14 67.29 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 71.40 71.60 72.00 69.20 percent [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 2732.30 2732.40 5475.10 2732.30 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 65.90 -16.80 812.50 -200.10 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 4487.30 4467.00 4945.40 3802.00 Thousand [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 25324.10 25238.00 25533.90 24329.20 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 19511.00 19422.20 19754.40 12409.60 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 22191.60 22088.70 22191.60 18337.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 5813.10 5815.90 5815.90 5611.30 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.20 1.30 1.30 -2.80 percent [+]


France Initial Jobless Claims
In France, unemployment benefit claims refer to the change in number of people claiming unemployment benefits in mainland France.