France Unemployment Rate

Last Release
Jun 2019
Actual
8.5 %
Forecast
8.5 %
Previous
8.7 %
Frequency
Quarterly
Units In
%
Next Release
Nov 20, 2019
Time to Release
2 Months 28 Days 7 Hours
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Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
10.7 %
Jun 1997
7.2 %
Mar 2008
9.24 % 1996 - 2019N/A
In France, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.

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The unemployment rate in France fell to 8.5 percent in the second quarter of 2019 from 8.7 percent in the previous period and below market expectations of 8.7 percent. That was the lowest jobless rate since the fourth quarter of 2008.

France Unemployment Rate History

Last 12 readings

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DATETIMETITLE
Aug 14, 201914:58French Q2 Jobless Rate Lowest in 10-1/2 Years
May 16, 201908:52French Q1 Jobless Rate Falls to a Decade Low of 8.7%

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Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Employment Change
0.2
Mar 2019
0.2
Dec 2018
-0.5
Mar 2009
0.7
Dec 1999
%Quarterly1975 - 2019
Employment Rate
66
Jun 2019
66.1
Mar 2019
63.5
Jun 2006
66.1
Dec 2018
%Quarterly2003 - 2019
Full Time Employment
21,820.3
Mar 2019
22,043.9
Dec 2018
18,337
Mar 1998
22,172.4
Sep 2018
ThousandQuarterly1998 - 2019
Government Payrolls
5,792.2
Mar 2019
5,791.1
Dec 2018
5,608
Sep 2011
5,817.8
Jun 2017
ThousandQuarterly2010 - 2019
Initial Jobless Claims
6.1
Jun 2019
3.6
May 2019
-60.7
Nov 2000
72.7
Feb 2009
ThousandMonthly1996 - 2019
Long Term Unemployment Rate
3.2
Jun 2019
3.3
Mar 2019
2.4
Dec 2008
5
Mar 1998
%Quarterly1992 - 2019

Unemployment Rate across Europe

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Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Albania
12.6
Mar 2019
12.7
Dec 2018
12.1
Dec 1996
22.3
Dec 1993
%Quarterly1993 - 2019
Armenia
16.9
Dec 2018
15.3
Sep 2018
6.3
Dec 2008
20.7
Mar 2011
%Quarterly1998 - 2018
Austria
6.5
Jul 2019
6.5
Jun 2019
0.8
Aug 1974
10.9
Jan 2016
%Monthly1960 - 2019
Belarus
0.3
Jan 2019
0.3
Dec 2018
0.3
Dec 2018
4
Dec 1996
%Monthly1995 - 2019
Belgium
5.6
Jun 2019
5.5
May 2019
5.5
Feb 2019
11
Oct 1983
%Monthly1983 - 2019
Bosnia and Herzegovina
32.9
May 2019
33.35
Apr 2019
32.9
May 2019
46.1
Feb 2013
%Monthly2007 - 2019
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