The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France decreased by 9.7 thousand from a month earlier to 3.426 million in October 2018. Unemployment among those aged 25 to 49 fell by 6.8 thousand to 2.048 million and that among young people declined by 3.4 thousand at 0.456 million. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed people aged 50 or more went up by 0.5 thousand to 0.922 million. Compared with the same month of the previous year, registered jobless dropped by 55.5 thousand. Unemployed Persons in France averaged 2870.64 Thousand from 1996 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 3584.90 Thousand in February of 2016 and a record low of 1975.90 Thousand in February of 2008.

Unemployed Persons in France is expected to be 3415.20 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in France to stand at 3348.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 3290.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-27 10:00 AM Jobseekers Total 3462.0K 3442.7K 3457.1K
2018-09-26 10:00 AM Jobseekers Total 3472.8K 3462.0K 3480.2K
2018-10-25 10:00 AM Jobseekers Total 3435.6K 3472.8K 3424.0K
2018-11-27 11:00 AM Jobseekers Total 3425.9K 3435.6K 3440.1K
2018-12-27 11:00 AM Jobseekers Total 3425.9K 3403.6K
2019-01-24 05:00 PM Jobseekers Total 3415.2K
2019-02-27 11:00 AM Jobseekers Total


France Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.10 9.10 10.70 7.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 28184.20 28145.30 28184.20 19530.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3425.90 3435.60 3584.90 1975.90 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 65.90 65.80 65.90 63.50 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.40 3.60 5.00 2.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 21.50 20.40 26.20 14.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.20 108.10 108.20 5.90 Index Points [+]
Productivity 118.72 118.44 118.72 20.68 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 289.20 264.80 363.80 121.10 Thousand [+]
Wages 2998.00 2956.00 2998.00 1751.73 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 101.60 117.90 117.90 72.70 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1498.47 1498.47 1498.47 1035.97 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 0.40 0.70 1.00 0.10 percent [+]
Population 67.19 66.95 67.19 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 72.30 72.20 72.30 69.50 percent [+]
Initial Jobless Claims -9.70 -37.20 74.30 -61.70 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 1790.00 1750.00 1860.00 1650.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1080.00 1050.00 1150.00 960.00 EUR/Month [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 2772.80 2774.30 5475.10 2768.90 Thousand [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 25173.60 25158.60 25173.60 24298.40 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 19392.30 19369.90 19392.30 12409.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 4948.80 4838.00 4965.70 3802.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.10 0.20 0.70 -0.50 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 21849.10 21682.40 21859.10 18337.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 5781.30 5788.70 5806.90 5609.30 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1610.00 1580.00 1610.00 1530.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 3120.00 3460.00 3460.00 3120.00 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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3425.90 3435.60 3584.90 1975.90 1996 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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Argentina 1239.00 Jun/18
Australia 672.05 Oct/18
Brazil 12.35 Oct/18
Canada 1124.80 Nov/18
China 968.00 Sep/18
Euro Area 13080.00 Oct/18
France 3425.90 Oct/18
Germany 2186.11 Nov/18
India 44.85 Dec/16
Indonesia 6871264.00 Dec/18
Italy 2746.18 Oct/18
Japan 1680.00 Oct/18
Mexico 1934278.00 Sep/18
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Russia 3.61 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 847917.00 Jun/18
Singapore 106.90 Dec/17
South Africa 6209.39 Sep/18
South Korea 1100.00 Oct/18
Spain 3196.95 Nov/18
Switzerland 110474.00 Nov/18
Turkey 3670.00 Aug/18
United Kingdom 992.60 Nov/18
United States 5975.00 Nov/18


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