The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France decreased by 20.1 thousand from the previous month to 3.373 million in August 2019. Unemployment among those aged 25 to 49 fell by 13.4 thousand to 1.997 million; and that among people aged 50 or more declined by 5.0 thousand to 0.910 million. In addition, unemployment among young people dropped by 1.7 thousand to 0.466 million. Compared with the same month of the previous year, registered jobless decreased by 79.2 thousand. Unemployed Persons in France averaged 2888.85 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.

Unemployed Persons in France is expected to be 3363.20 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 3332.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 3250.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-26 10:00 AM Jobseekers Total May 3376.5K 3372.9K 3378K
2019-07-25 10:00 AM Jobseekers Total Jun 3382.6K 3376.5K 3369K
2019-08-27 10:00 AM Jobseekers Total Jul 3393.4K 3382.6K 3392.4K
2019-09-25 10:00 AM Jobseekers Total Aug 3373.3K 3393.4K 3389.4K
2019-10-25 10:00 AM Jobseekers Total Sep 3373.3K 3347.1K
2019-11-27 11:00 AM Jobseekers Total Oct
2019-12-26 11:00 AM Jobseekers Total Nov


France Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.50 8.70 10.70 7.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 28383.20 28288.50 28383.20 19522.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3373.30 3393.40 3591.10 1975.80 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 66.00 66.10 66.10 63.50 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.20 3.30 5.00 2.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.20 19.30 26.00 14.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 107.60 107.50 108.30 5.90 Index Points [+]
Productivity 103.59 103.70 103.70 18.48 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 322.70 272.60 363.80 121.10 Thousand [+]
Wages 2988.00 2962.00 2988.00 1751.73 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 103.60 103.10 116.10 72.70 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 0.50 0.80 1.00 0.10 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 1521.22 1521.22 1521.22 1035.97 EUR/Month [+]
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 72.00 72.20 72.30 69.50 percent [+]
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 2782.80 2781.70 5475.10 2760.90 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims -20.10 10.80 72.70 -60.70 Thousand [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 25395.90 25339.70 25395.90 24289.20 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 19591.40 19545.60 19591.40 12409.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 4668.20 4754.60 4965.70 3802.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 5804.60 5794.10 5821.90 5608.60 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.30 0.30 0.70 -0.50 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 22138.70 21820.30 22172.40 18337.00 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 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 October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3373.30 3393.40 3591.10 1975.80 1996 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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