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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in France

France Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 7.3 % 3Q/22
Youth Unemployment Rate 15.6 % Sep/22
Employed Persons 29616 Thousand Person | 29.616 Million Person 2Q/22
Employment Change  0.3 % 2Q/22
Employment Rate  68.3 % 3Q/22
Full Time Employment 23172 Thousand Person 2Q/22
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2 % 3Q/22
Part Time Employment 4652 Thousand Persons 2Q/22
Unemployed Persons 2875 Thousand Persons | 2.875 Million Persons Oct/22


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     France - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in France?

  • Unemployment Rate in France decreased to 7.3 % in the third quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 10.7 % and minimum was 3.2 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
7.3 3Q/22 15.11.2022
7.4 2Q/22 12.08.2022
7.3 1Q/22 17.05.2022
7.4 4Q/21 18.02.2022
8.1 3Q/21 18.01.2022
8 2Q/21 13.08.2021
8.1 1Q/21 29.06.2021
8 4Q/20 16.02.2021


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Unemployment Rate in France by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Emmanuel Macron 14.05.2017 - 9.5000 9.2000 9.7000 8.9000 -3.16%
François Hollande 15.05.2012 - 14.05.2017 9.7000 9.6000 10.5000 9.6000 -1.03%
Nicolas Sarkozy 16.05.2007 - 15.05.2012 8.1000 9.5000 9.5000 7.2000 17.28%
Jacques Chirac 17.05.1995 - 16.05.2007 10.3000 8.4000 10.7000 7.7000 -18.45%


Latest data on Youth Unemployment Rate (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate
                     France - Historical Data (%)

What is Youth Unemployment Rate in France?

  • Youth Unemployment Rate in France decreased to 15.6 % in September 2022. The maximum rate was 26.2 % and minimum was 14.5 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
15.6 Sep/22 05.11.2022
16.5 Aug/22 01.10.2022
17 Jul/22 03.09.2022
15.3 Jun/22 06.08.2022
15.9 May/22 02.07.2022
16.5 Apr/22 04.06.2022
16.3 Mar/22 07.05.2022
16.4 Feb/22 02.04.2022


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate in France by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Emmanuel Macron 14.05.2017 - 23.3000 20.7000 23.4000 20.7000 -11.16%
François Hollande 15.05.2012 - 14.05.2017 23.9000 23.2000 25.7000 23.2000 -2.93%
Nicolas Sarkozy 16.05.2007 - 15.05.2012 19.9000 23.5000 24.2000 17.9000 18.09%
Jacques Chirac 17.05.1995 - 16.05.2007 21.2000 20.1000 23.2000 15.7000 -5.19%
François Mitterrand 21.05.1981 - 17.05.1995 15.6000 21.0000 22.5000 14.5000 34.62%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     France - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in France?

  • Number of Employed Persons in France increased to 29616 Thousand Person (29.616 Million Person) in the second quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 28616 Thousand Person and minimum was 19522 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
29616 2Q/22 03.09.2022
29142 1Q/22 04.06.2022
29026 4Q/21 26.02.2022
28798 3Q/21 18.01.2022
28455 2Q/21 04.09.2021
28321 1Q/21 29.05.2021
28218 4Q/20 27.02.2021
28034 3Q/20 28.11.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in France by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Change  (%)

Employment Change 
                     France - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Change rate in France?

  • Employment Change in France increased by 0.3 % in the second quarter of 2022. The maximum change was 1.4 % and minimum was -2.6 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
0.3 2Q/22 10.10.2022
0.6 4Q/21 13.04.2022
0.8 3Q/21 02.02.2022
0.5 2Q/21 19.10.2021
-0.2 1Q/21 13.07.2021
0.2 4Q/20 20.04.2021
1.3 3Q/20 16.02.2021
-2.6 2Q/20 21.09.2020


Historical Chart by QoQ presidents (%)

Employment Change  in France by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Rate  (%)

Employment Rate 
                     France - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Rate in France?

  • Employment Rate in France increased to 68.3 % in the third quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 66.8 % and minimum was 63.9 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
68.3 3Q/22 15.11.2022
68 2Q/22 13.08.2022
68 1Q/22 21.05.2022
67.8 4Q/21 19.02.2022
67.5 3Q/21 18.01.2022
66.9 2Q/21 14.08.2021
66.5 1Q/21 29.06.2021
65.6 4Q/20 16.02.2021


Historical Chart by QoQ presidents (%)

Employment Rate  in France by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Full Time Employment (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment
                     France - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

What is the number of full-time workers in France?

  • Full Time Employment in France increased to 23172 Thousand Person in the second quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 22192 Thousand Person and minimum was 18337 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
23172 2Q/22 17.09.2022
22867 1Q/22 18.06.2022
22796 4Q/21 19.03.2022
22905 3Q/21 18.01.2022
22454 2Q/21 18.09.2021
22026 1Q/21 24.07.2021
22192 4Q/20 13.03.2021
22089 3Q/20 28.11.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment in France by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Long Term Unemployment Rate (%)

Long Term Unemployment Rate
                     France - Historical Data (%)

What is Long Term Unemployment Rate in France?

  • Long Term Unemployment Rate in France decreased to 2 % in the third quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 5 % and minimum was 1.4 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
2 3Q/22 15.11.2022
2 2Q/22 10.10.2022
2.2 4Q/21 13.04.2022
2.3 3Q/21 17.02.2022
2.4 2Q/21 19.10.2021
2.5 1Q/21 29.06.2021
3.1 4Q/20 16.02.2021
3.3 3Q/20 10.11.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Long Term Unemployment Rate in France by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Part Time Employment (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment
                     France - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

What is Part Time Employment in France?

  • Part Time Employment in France decreased to 4652 Thousand Persons in the second quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 4943 Thousand Persons and minimum was 3802 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
4652 2Q/22 17.09.2022
4688 1Q/22 18.06.2022
4672 4Q/21 19.03.2022
4628 3Q/21 18.01.2022
4795 2Q/21 18.09.2021
4812 1Q/21 24.07.2021
4487 4Q/20 13.03.2021
4467 3Q/20 28.11.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment in France by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployed Persons (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons
                     France - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

How many Unemployed Persons are in France?

  • Number of Unemployed Persons in France decreased to 2875 Thousand Persons (2.875 Million Persons) in October 2022. The maximum rate was 4307 Thousand Persons and minimum was 1976 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by DARES.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
2875 Oct/22 25.11.2022
2906 Sep/22 26.10.2022
2966 Aug/22 27.09.2022
2967 Jul/22 25.08.2022
2947 Jun/22 27.07.2022
2933 May/22 27.06.2022
2955 Apr/22 25.05.2022
2940 Mar/22 28.04.2022


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons in France by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in France

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2022 62 62
Wages 2020 3436.748 USD/Month 3314.9
Initial Jobless Claims Oct/22 -30.7 K -60
Job Vacancies Aug/22 322 K 338
Labor Force Participation Rate 3Q/22 73.7 % 73.5
Living Wage Individual 2018 1216.888 USD/Month 1183.085
Non Farm Payrolls  2Q/22 26643 K 26548

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Austria Oct/22 6 % 5.7
Ireland Oct/22 4.4 % 4.4
Luxembourg Oct/22 4.9 % 4.9
Spain 3Q/22 12.67 % 12.48
Iceland Oct/22 2.8 % 3.6
Norway Sep/22 3.2 % 3.3
Belarus Dec/21 3.9 % 4.05
Belgium Sep/22 5.7 % 5.8
Bulgaria Oct/22 4.3 % 4.2
Croatia Oct/22 6.5 % 6.1
Cyprus Sep/22 8 % 8.3
Czech Republic Oct/22 3.5 % 3.5
Denmark Sep/22 2.2 % 2.2
Estonia 3Q/22 5.6 % 5.8
Euro Area Sep/22 6.6 % 6.7
European Union Sep/22 6 % 6
Finland Oct/22 5.8 % 6.7
France 3Q/22 7.3 % 7.4
Germany Oct/22 5.5 % 5.5
Greece Sep/22 11.8 % 12.1
Hungary Oct/22 3.6 % 3.7
Italy Sep/22 7.9 % 7.9
Latvia 3Q/22 6.9 % 6.6
Lithuania Oct/22 8.3 % 8.1
Macedonia 2Q/22 14.5 % 14.8
Malta 2Q/22 2.9 % 3.2
Moldova 2Q/22 2.4 % 3
Montenegro Sep/22 19.08 % 19.16
Netherlands Oct/22 3.7 % 3.8
Poland Oct/22 5.1 % 5.1
Portugal 3Q/22 5.8 % 5.7
Romania Sep/22 5.2 % 5.1
Russia Sep/22 3.9 % 3.8
Serbia 2Q/22 8.9 % 10.6
Slovakia Oct/22 5.9 % 6.1
Slovenia Sep/22 5.3 % 5.5
Sweden Oct/22 7.1 % 6.5
Switzerland Oct/22 1.9 % 1.9
Turkey Sep/22 10.1 % 9.8
Ukraine 4Q/21 10.6 % 9.2
United Kingdom Aug/19 3.9 %
Liechtenstein 2020 1.9 % 1.5
Albania 2Q/22 11.5 % 11.7
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sep/22 31.53 % 30.17
Kosovo 3Q/21 17.7 % 20.5