France Unemployed Persons  1996-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France rose by 8 thousand, or 0.2 percent, to 3.48 million in October 2017, after a sharp drop in the previous month. The number of young unemployed increased by 1.9 thousand to 0.46 million; that of people aged 25 to 49 went up by 1.8 thousand to 2.09 million; and unemployment among those aged 50 or more rose by 4.3 thousand to 0.93 million. Compared with the same month of the previous year, registered jobless grew by 0.2 percent. Unemployed Persons in France averaged 2830.91 Thousand from 1996 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 3579.50 Thousand in October of 2015 and a record low of 1976.90 Thousand in February of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-09-26 04:00 PM Jobseekers Total 3540K 3518.1K 3505.9K
2017-10-24 04:00 PM Jobseekers Total 3475.6K 3540.4K 3523.6K
2017-11-24 05:00 PM Jobseekers Total 3483.6K 3475.6K 3464.1K
2017-12-27 05:00 PM Jobseekers Total 3483.6K 3471.4K
2018-01-24 05:00 PM Jobseekers Total
2018-02-24 05:00 PM Jobseekers Total


France Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.70 9.50 10.70 7.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 27950.40 27892.70 27950.40 19530.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3483.60 3475.60 3579.50 1976.90 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 65.10 65.30 65.30 63.50 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.20 4.00 5.00 2.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 22.00 22.50 25.70 14.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 107.40 107.30 107.40 39.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 113.38 112.82 113.38 20.64 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 266.40 322.20 363.80 121.10 Thousand [+]
Wages 2957.00 2913.00 2957.00 1751.73 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 116.60 116.10 116.60 72.70 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1480.27 1466.62 1480.27 1035.97 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 0.30 0.50 1.00 0.10 percent [+]
Population 66.99 66.73 66.99 45.46 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.33 65.00 65.33 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.33 65.00 65.33 60.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 71.90 72.00 72.00 69.50 percent [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 8.00 -64.80 74.40 -64.80 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 1700.00 1660.00 1700.00 1610.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1030.00 980.00 1030.00 930.00 EUR/Month [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 2767.30 2769.50 5475.10 2767.30 Thousand [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 25038.00 25038.00 25038.00 24297.80 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 19223.40 19173.50 19223.40 12409.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 4965.70 4812.70 4965.70 3802.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.20 0.30 0.70 -0.50 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 21667.30 21337.90 21711.50 18337.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 5814.60 5814.60 5820.00 5611.40 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1630.00 1570.00 1630.00 1510.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 3160.00 3420.00 3420.00 3160.00 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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3483.60 3475.60 3579.50 1976.90 1996 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
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unemployed persons by Country
Country Last
Australia 707.72 Nov/17
Brazil 12.74 Oct/17
Canada 1156.50 Nov/17
China 979.00 Sep/17
Euro Area 14242.00 Oct/17
France 3483.60 Oct/17
Germany 2368.41 Nov/17
India 44.85 Dec/16
Indonesia 7005262.00 Dec/17
Italy 2879.00 Oct/17
Japan 1870.00 Oct/17
Mexico 1931269.00 Sep/17
Netherlands 404.00 Oct/17
Russia 3.86 Oct/17
South Korea 1011.00 Nov/17
Spain 3425.67 Nov/17
Switzerland 139556.05 Oct/17
Turkey 3419.00 Sep/17
United Kingdom 817.50 Nov/17
United States 6610.00 Nov/17