The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France increased by 14.6 thousand from the previous month to 2.955 million in April of 2022. Among different age groups, unemployment in the population aged 25 to 49 rose by 15.1 thousand people to 1.737 million and in the younger population in went up by 3 thousand to 0.367 million. Meanwhile, unemployment in the population aged 50 or older fell by 3.5 thousand to 0.851 million. Compared to the same month in the previous year, the number of people registered as jobless fell by 639.8 thousand. source: DARES, France

Unemployed Persons in France averaged 2943.63 Thousand from 1996 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 4294.50 Thousand in April of 2020 and a record low of 1982.60 Thousand in February of 2008. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2022.

Unemployed Persons in France is expected to be 3230.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the France Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 3140.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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France Unemployed Persons



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-04-28 10:00 AM Mar 2940K 2951K 2972.4K
2022-05-25 10:00 AM Apr 2955K 2940K 2925K
2022-06-24 10:00 AM May 2955K


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployed Persons 2954.60 2940.00 Thousand Apr 2022
Job Vacancies 313.30 331.40 Thousand Feb 2022
Wage Growth 0.50 0.30 percent Dec 2021
Initial Jobless Claims 14.60 -11.00 Thousand Apr 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2954.60 2940.00 4294.50 1982.60 1996 - 2022 Thousand Monthly
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French Registered Jobless Rises in April
The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France increased by 14.6 thousand from the previous month to 2.955 million in April of 2022. Among different age groups, unemployment in the population aged 25 to 49 rose by 15.1 thousand people to 1.737 million and in the younger population in went up by 3 thousand to 0.367 million. Meanwhile, unemployment in the population aged 50 or older fell by 3.5 thousand to 0.851 million. Compared to the same month in the previous year, the number of people registered as jobless fell by 639.8 thousand.
2022-05-25
French Unemployment at Near 10-Year Low
The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France fell by 11 thousand from the previous month to 2.940 million in March of 2022, the lowest since May of 2012, as the labor market continued to consolidate its recovery from the pandemic. Among different age categories, unemployment in the population aged 25 to 49 declined by 8.3 thousand people to 1.722 million, and that of the population aged 50 or older fell by 1.3 thousand to 0.854 million. Also, unemployment in the younger population fell by 1.4 thousand to 0.364 million. Compared to the same month in the previous year, the number of people registered as jobless fell by 588.5 thousand.
2022-04-28
French Unemployment at Over 9-Year Low
The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France fell by 9.8 thousand from the previous month to 2.967 million in February of 2022, the lowest since June of 2012, as the labor market continued to consolidate its recovery from the pandemic. Among different age categories, unemployment in the population aged 25 to 49 declined by 9.2 thousand people to 1.739 million, and that in the population aged 50 or older remained relatively unchanged at 0.860 million. Also, unemployment in the younger population remained steady 0.369 million. Compared to the same month in the previous year, the number of people registered as jobless fell by 607.4 thousand.
2022-03-25