The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France dropped by 15.2 thousand from the previous month to 3.606 million in September 2020, remaining well above pre-pandemic levels, as the labor market recovery from the pandemic shock showed signs of slowing amid a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. Unemployment among people aged 25 to 49 decreased by 7.5 thousand to 2.145 million, and that among young people went down by 14.1 thousand to 0.498 million. Meanwhile, unemployment among those aged 50 or more rose by 6.4 thousand to 0.964 million. Still, compared with the same month of the previous year, the number of people registered as jobless was up by 274.5 thousand. source: DARES, France

Unemployed Persons in France averaged 2919.63 Thousand from 1996 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 4315.70 Thousand in April of 2020 and a record low of 1975.40 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. France Unemployed Persons - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2020.

Unemployed Persons in France is expected to be 4100.00 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 3750.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the France Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 3650.00 Thousand in 2021 and 3250.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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France Unemployed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3606.30 3621.50 4315.70 1975.40 1996 - 2020 Thousand Monthly
Volume, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-07-27 10:00 AM Jun 3964.7K 4167.4K 4125.4K
2020-08-26 10:00 AM Jul 3792.5K 3964.7K 3894K
2020-09-25 10:00 AM Aug 3621.5K 3792.5K 3756.5K
2020-10-27 11:00 AM Sep 3606.3K 3621.5K 3651.5K
2020-11-25 11:00 AM Oct 3606.3K 3596.3K
2020-12-28 11:00 AM Nov
2021-01-27 11:00 AM Dec
2021-02-26 11:00 AM Jan


News Stream
French Registered Jobless Falls at Slower Pace
The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France dropped by 15.2 thousand from the previous month to 3.606 million in September 2020, remaining well above pre-pandemic levels, as the labor market recovery from the pandemic shock showed signs of slowing amid a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. Unemployment among people aged 25 to 49 decreased by 7.5 thousand to 2.145 million, and that among young people went down by 14.1 thousand to 0.498 million. Meanwhile, unemployment among those aged 50 or more rose by 6.4 thousand to 0.964 million. Still, compared with the same month of the previous year, the number of people registered as jobless was up by 274.5 thousand.
2020-10-27
French Registered Jobless Continues to Fall
The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France fell by 171.0 thousand from the previous month to 3.622 million in August 2020, as the labor market continues to recover from the pandemic shock. Unemployment among people aged 25 to 49 decreased by 104.1 thousand to 2.153 million, and that among young people went down by 37.2 thousand to 0.512 million. Also, unemployment among those aged 50 or more dropped by 29.7 thousand to 0.957 million. Still, compared with the same month of the previous year, the number of people registered as jobless was up by 263.0 thousand.
2020-09-25
Registered Unemployment in France Drops Further
The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France fell by 172.2 thousand from the previous month to 3.792 million in July of 2020. Unemployment among people aged 25 to 49 decreased by 107.6 thousand to 2.257 million, and that among young people went down by 40.7 thousand to 0.549 million. Also, unemployment among those aged 50 or more dropped by 23.9 thousand to 0.987 million. Still, compared with the same month of the previous year, the number of people registered as jobless was up by 414.8 thousand.
2020-08-26
French Registered Unemployment Falls in June
The number of people registered as out of work in mainland France fell by 202.7 thousand from the previous month to 3.965 million in June of 2020. Unemployment among people aged 25 to 49 decreased by 130.5 thousand to 2.364 million, and that among young people went down by 30.5 thousand to 0.590 million. Also, unemployment among those aged 50 or more dropped by 41.7 thousand to 1.011 million. Compared with the same month of the previous year, registered jobless advanced by 580.8 thousand.
2020-07-27

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.