The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France decreased by 37.2 thousand from a month earlier to 3.436 million in September 2018. Initial Jobless Claims in France averaged 1.16 Thousand from 1996 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 74.30 Thousand in February of 2009 and a record low of -61.70 Thousand in July of 1999.

Initial Jobless Claims in France is expected to be -2.60 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Initial Jobless Claims in France to stand at -46.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Initial Jobless Claims is projected to trend around -6.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-27 10:00 AM Unemployment Benefit Claims 19.3K -1.8K 14.4K
2018-09-26 10:00 AM Unemployment Benefit Claims 10.8K 19.3K 18.2K
2018-10-25 10:00 AM Unemployment Benefit Claims -37.2K 10.8K -48.8K
2018-11-27 11:00 AM Unemployment Benefit Claims -37.2K 4.5K
2018-12-27 11:00 AM Unemployment Benefit Claims -22.3K


France Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.10 9.10 10.70 7.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 28070.20 27989.50 28070.20 19530.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3435.60 3472.80 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 20.40 20.20 26.20 14.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.10 107.30 108.10 5.90 Index Points [+]
Productivity 118.60 118.68 118.68 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 -37.20 10.80 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 2778.20 2780.00 5475.10 2771.80 Thousand [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 25179.80 25167.30 25179.80 24299.10 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 19427.50 19397.30 19427.50 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 5780.20 5791.90 5808.50 5609.00 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 Initial Jobless Claims

In France, unemployment benefit claims refer to the change in number of people claiming unemployment benefits in mainland France. This page provides the latest reported value for - France Initial Jobless Claims - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. France Initial Jobless Claims - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-37.20 10.80 74.30 -61.70 1996 - 2018 Thousand Monthly




Country Last
France -37.20 Sep/18
United States 216.00 Nov/18


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