The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France rose slightly by 2.6 thousand from the previous month’s 11-year low to 2.817 million in December of 2022. The increase was due to an increase of 7.6 thousand in unemployment of the younger population aged below 25 years. On the other hand, joblessness in the population aged 25 to 49 fell by 1.1 thousand to 1.640 million, and that in the population aged 50 or older fell by 300 hundred people to 803.2 thousand. Compared to the same month of the previous year, the number of people registered as out of work fell by 260 thousand. source: DARES, France

Unemployed Persons in France averaged 2942.61 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 February of 2023.

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France Unemployed Persons



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-12-27 11:00 AM Nov 2810K 2875K 2881K
2023-01-25 11:00 AM Dec 2817K 2810K 2910K
2023-02-27 11:00 AM Jan 2817K 2825.0K


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployed Persons 2816.60 2810.40 Thousand Dec 2022
Job Vacancies 318.70 321.70 Thousand Nov 2022
Wage Growth 0.90 1.10 percent Sep 2022
Initial Jobless Claims 6.20 -64.70 Thousand Dec 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
2816.60 2810.40 4294.50 1982.60 1996 - 2022 Thousand Monthly
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News Stream
French Unemployment Edges Higher from 11-Month Low
The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France rose slightly by 2.6 thousand from the previous month’s 11-year low to 2.817 million in December of 2022. The increase was due to an increase of 7.6 thousand in unemployment of the younger population aged below 25 years. On the other hand, joblessness in the population aged 25 to 49 fell by 1.1 thousand to 1.640 million, and that in the population aged 50 or older fell by 300 hundred people to 803.2 thousand. Compared to the same month of the previous year, the number of people registered as out of work fell by 260 thousand.
2023-01-25
French Unemployment Lowest Since 2011
The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France fell by 64.7 thousand from the previous month to 2.810 million in November of 2022, the lowest since October 2011. Joblessness in the population aged 25 to 49 fell by 40.9 thousand to 1.641 million, and that of the population aged 50 or higher fell by 17.2 thousand to 0.804 million. Also, unemployment in the younger population decreased by 6.6 thousand to 0.366 million individuals. Compared to the same month of the previous year, the number of people registered as out of work fell by 311.3 thousand.
2022-12-27
Jobseekers in France Fall to Over 10-Year Low
The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France fell by 30.7 thousand from the previous month to 2.875 million in October of 2022, the lowest amount since January 2012. It was the third consecutive reduction in unemployed individuals, as joblessness in the population aged 25 to 49 fell by 21.4 thousand to 1.682 million, and that of the population aged 50 or higher fell by 12.5 thousand to 0.821 million. On the other hand, unemployment in the younger population rose by 3.2 thousand to 0.373 million individuals. Compared to the same month of the previous year, the number of people registered as out of work fell by 309.2 thousand.
2022-11-25