The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France fell by 57.8 thousand from the previous month to 3.360 million in July of 2021, the lowest level since February 2020. Among the different age categories, unemployment in the population aged 25 to 49 declined by 35 thousand to 1.975 million, and that in the younger population was down by 5 thousand to 0.457 million. Also, unemployment among those aged 50 or more fell by 17.8 thousand to 0.928 million. Compared with the same month of the previous year, the number of people registered as jobless fell by 430.6 thousand. source: DARES, France

Unemployed Persons in France averaged 2939.36 Thousand from 1996 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 4306.90 Thousand in April of 2020 and a record low of 1975.80 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 September of 2021.

Unemployed Persons in France is expected to be 3410.00 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 3650.00 Thousand in 2022 and 3250.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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France Unemployed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3359.80 3417.60 4306.90 1975.80 1996 - 2021 Thousand Monthly
Volume, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-05-27 10:00 AM Apr 3623.8K 3557.9K 3531.9K
2021-06-25 10:00 AM May 3490.1K 3623.8K 3581.8K
2021-07-27 10:00 AM Jun 3417.6K 3490.1K 3430.1K
2021-08-25 10:00 AM Jul 3359.8K 3417.6K 3355.6K
2021-09-27 10:00 AM Aug 3359.8K 3315.8K
2021-10-27 11:00 AM Sep
2021-11-25 11:00 AM Oct
2021-12-28 11:00 AM Nov


News Stream
French Registered Jobless Falls Further
The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France fell by 57.8 thousand from the previous month to 3.360 million in July of 2021, the lowest level since February 2020. Among the different age categories, unemployment in the population aged 25 to 49 declined by 35 thousand to 1.975 million, and that in the younger population was down by 5 thousand to 0.457 million. Also, unemployment among those aged 50 or more fell by 17.8 thousand to 0.928 million. Compared with the same month of the previous year, the number of people registered as jobless fell by 430.6 thousand.
2021-08-25
French Registered Jobless Continues to Fall
The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France fell by 72.5 thousand from the previous month to 3.418 million in June of 2021, the lowest level since February 2020. Among the different age categories, unemployment in the population aged 25 to 49 declined by 44.5 thousand to 2.010 million, and that in the younger population was down by 16.7 thousand to 0.462 million. Also, unemployment among those aged 50 or more fell by 11.3 thousand to 0.946 million. Compared with the same month of the previous year, the number of people registered as jobless fell by 542.9 thousand.
2021-07-27
French Registered Jobless Falls to 15-Month Low
The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France fell by 133.7 thousand from the previous month to 3.490 million in May of 2021, the lowest level since February 2020. It was also the largest monthly drop in unemployment levels since last August. Among the different age categories, unemployment in the population aged 25 to 49 declined by 79.7 thousand to 2.055 million, and that in the younger population was down by 30.9 thousand to 0.478 million. Also, unemployment among those aged 50 or more fell by 23.1 thousand to 0.957 million. Compared with the same month of the previous year, the number of people registered as jobless 670.5 thousand.
2021-06-25
French Registered Jobless Hits 9-Month High
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 highest level since July 2020. It was also the largest monthly increase in unemployment levels since a record 812.5 thousand jump seen in April 2020, as new coronavirus-induced restrictive measures hit the labor market. Among the different age categories, unemployment in the population aged 25 to 49 advanced by 35.4 thousand to 2.134 million, and that in the younger population was up by 16.4 thousand to 0.509 million. Also, unemployment among those aged 50 or more rose by 14.1 thousand to 0.980 million. Compared with the same month of the previous year, the number of people registered as jobless fell by 683.1 thousand.
2021-05-27

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.