The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France decreased by 48 thousand from a month earlier to 3.366 million in February 2019, the lowest level since April 2014. Unemployment among those aged 25 to 49 fell by 33.3 thousand to 2.003 million; that among people aged 50 or more declined by 11 thousand to 0.912 million; and unemployment among young people dropped 3.7 thousand to 0.451 million. Compared with the same month of the previous year, registered jobless decreased by 56.9 thousand. Unemployed Persons in France averaged 2878.29 Thousand from 1996 until 2019, 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 3362.20 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 3340.00 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
2018-12-27 11:00 AM Jobseekers Total 3410.8K 3425.9K 3403.6K
2019-01-25 11:00 AM Jobseekers Total 3419.2K 3410.8K 3408.2K
2019-02-27 11:00 AM Jobseekers Total 3414K 3419.2K 3415.0K
2019-03-27 11:00 AM Jobseekers Total 3366K 3414K 3381.4K
2019-04-26 03:00 PM Jobseekers Total 3366K 3383.9K
2019-05-27 10:00 AM Jobseekers Total
2019-06-26 10:00 AM Jobseekers Total


France Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.80 9.10 10.70 7.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 28208.80 28184.20 28208.80 19530.70 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3366.00 3414.00 3584.90 1975.90 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 66.10 65.90 66.10 63.50 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.40 3.40 5.00 2.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 20.10 20.20 26.00 14.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.50 108.20 108.50 5.90 Index Points [+]
Productivity 103.16 118.72 118.72 20.68 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 259.90 276.10 363.80 121.10 Thousand [+]
Wages 2998.00 2956.00 2998.00 1751.73 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 102.20 102.00 117.90 72.70 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 1521.22 1521.22 1521.22 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 72.30 72.30 69.50 percent [+]
Initial Jobless Claims -48.00 -5.20 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 2780.20 2775.90 5475.10 2768.70 Thousand [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 25245.20 25191.70 25245.20 24296.40 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 19462.20 19411.50 19462.20 12409.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 4711.00 4948.70 4965.70 3802.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.10 0.10 0.70 -0.50 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 22172.40 21849.30 22172.40 18337.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 5783.00 5780.20 5807.50 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3366.00 3414.00 3584.90 1975.90 1996 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Argentina 1185.00 Dec/18
Australia 679.97 Mar/19
Brazil 13.10 Feb/19
Canada 1157.20 Mar/19
China 968.00 Sep/18
Euro Area 12642.00 Feb/19
France 3366.00 Feb/19
Germany 2301.12 Mar/19
India 44.85 Dec/16
Indonesia 6871264.00 Dec/18
Italy 2771.03 Feb/19
Japan 1740.00 Mar/19
Mexico 1828591.00 Dec/18
Netherlands 307.00 Mar/19
Russia 3.50 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 847917.00 Jun/18
Singapore 100.20 Dec/18
South Africa 6100.00 Dec/18
South Korea 1058.00 Mar/19
Spain 3166.56 Mar/19
Switzerland 112341.00 Mar/19
Turkey 4668.00 Jan/19
United Kingdom 1066.20 Mar/19
United States 6211.00 Mar/19


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