The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France decreased by 10.0 thousand from the previous month to 3.293 million in December 2019, the lowest level since October 2013. Unemployment among people aged 25 to 49 dropped by 4.7 thousand to 1.946 million, and that among young people declined by 1.3 thousand to 0.450 million. Also, unemployment among those aged 50 or more fell by 4.0 thousand to 0.897 million. Compared with the same month of the previous year, registered jobless decreased by 121.2 thousand.

Unemployed Persons in France averaged 2894.75 Thousand from 1996 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 3591.10 Thousand in February of 2016 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. source: DARES, France

Unemployed Persons in France is expected to be 3336.00 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 3290.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 3250.00 Thousand in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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France Unemployed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3292.90 3302.90 3591.10 1975.80 1996 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
Volume, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-25 10:00 AM Sep 3326.7K 3373.3K 3347.1K
2019-11-27 11:00 AM Oct 3330.7K 3326.7K 3318.1K
2019-12-26 11:00 AM Nov 3302.9K 3330.7K 3318.7K
2020-01-27 11:00 AM Dec 3292.9K 3302.9K 3298.9K
2020-02-26 11:00 AM Jan 3292.9K 3280.9K
2020-03-25 11:00 AM Feb
2020-04-27 10:00 AM Mar 3336K
2020-05-28 10:00 AM Apr


News Stream
French Registered Unemployment at 6-Year Low
The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France decreased by 10.0 thousand from the previous month to 3.293 million in December 2019, the lowest level since October 2013. Unemployment among people aged 25 to 49 dropped by 4.7 thousand to 1.946 million, and that among young people declined by 1.3 thousand to 0.450 million. Also, unemployment among those aged 50 or more fell by 4.0 thousand to 0.897 million. Compared with the same month of the previous year, registered jobless decreased by 121.2 thousand.
2020-01-27
French Registered Unemployment at 6-Year Low
The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France decreased by 27.8 thousand from the previous month to 3.303 million in November 2019, the lowest level since November 2013. Unemployment among people aged 25 to 49 dropped by 18.3 thousand to 1.951 million, and that among young people declined by 5.3 thousand to 0.451 million. Also, unemployment among those aged 50 or more fell by 4.2 thousand to 0.901 million. Compared with the same month of the previous year, registered jobless decreased by 106.8 thousand.
2019-12-26
French Registered Unemployment Rises in October
The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France increased by 4 thousand from the previous month to 3.331 million in October 2019. Unemployment among people aged 50 or more rose by 2.2 thousand to 0.906 million and that among young people went up by 3.2 thousand to 0.456 million. On the other hand, unemployment among those aged 25 to 49 dropped by 1.4 thousand to 1.969 million. Compared with the same month of the previous year, registered jobless fell by 93.9 thousand.
2019-11-27
French Jobseekers Fall to Over 5-1/2-Year Low
The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France declined by 46.6 thousand from the previous month to 3.267 million in September 2019, the lowest level since January 2014. Unemployment among those aged 25 to 49 dropped by 26.6 thousand to 1.970 million; and that among people aged 50 or more fell by 6.9 thousand to 0.903 million. Additionally, unemployment among young people decreased by 13.1 thousand to 0.453 million. Compared with the same month of the previous year, registered jobless went down by 106.7 thousand. Considering the third quarter as a whole, registered jobless fell by 12.8 thousand from the previous three months to 3.364 million.
2019-10-25

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.