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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in France

France Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 8 % 4Q/20
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.5 % Mar/21
Employed Persons 28218 Thousand Person | 28.218 Million Person 4Q/20
Employment Change  0.2 % 4Q/20
Employment Rate  65.6 % 4Q/20
Full Time Employment 22192 Thousand Person 4Q/20
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.1 % 4Q/20
Part Time Employment 4487 Thousand Persons 4Q/20
Unemployed Persons 3558 Thousand Persons | 3.558 Million Persons Mar/21


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     France - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in France?

  • Unemployment Rate in France decreased to 8 % in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 10.8 % and minimum was 3 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
8 4Q/20 16.02.2021
9 3Q/20 10.11.2020
7.1 2Q/20 13.08.2020
7.8 1Q/20 14.05.2020
8.1 4Q/19 13.02.2020
8.6 3Q/19 14.11.2019
8.5 2Q/19 29.10.2019
8.7 1Q/19 16.05.2019


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 increased to 19.5 % in March 2021. The maximum rate was 26.2 % and minimum was 14.5 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
19.5 Mar/21 01.05.2021
19.2 Feb/21 10.04.2021
18.4 Jan/21 06.03.2021
23.4 Dec/20 06.02.2021
22.1 Nov/20 09.01.2021
20.7 Oct/20 02.12.2020
19.6 Sep/20 31.10.2020
19.8 Aug/20 01.10.2020


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 28218 Thousand Person (28.218 Million Person) in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 28618 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
28218 4Q/20 27.02.2021
28034 3Q/20 28.11.2020
27742 2Q/20 29.08.2020
28556 1Q/20 30.05.2020
28574 4Q/19 29.02.2020
28438 3Q/19 30.11.2019
28377 2Q/19 29.10.2019
28258 1Q/19 04.07.2019


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 0.2 % in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum change was 1.3 % and minimum was -2.8 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
0.2 4Q/20 20.04.2021
1.3 3Q/20 16.02.2021
-2.6 2Q/20 21.09.2020
-0.2 1Q/20 17.06.2020
0.2 4Q/19 10.03.2020
0.2 3Q/19 05.12.2019
0.3 2Q/19 29.10.2019
0.2 1Q/19 04.07.2019


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 65.6 % in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 66 % and minimum was 63 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
65.6 4Q/20 16.02.2021
65.1 3Q/20 10.11.2020
64.4 2Q/20 13.08.2020
66 1Q/20 14.05.2020
65.9 4Q/19 13.02.2020
65.2 3Q/19 14.11.2019
66 2Q/19 29.10.2019
66.1 1Q/19 04.07.2019


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 22192 Thousand Person in the forth quarter of 2020. 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
22192 4Q/20 13.03.2021
22089 3Q/20 28.11.2020
21778 2Q/20 05.09.2020
22085 1Q/20 24.06.2020
22167 4Q/19 20.04.2020
22182 3Q/19 20.01.2020
22139 2Q/19 29.10.2019
21820 1Q/19 04.07.2019


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 3.1 % in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 5 % and minimum was 2.2 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
3.1 4Q/20 16.02.2021
3.3 3Q/20 10.11.2020
2.2 2Q/20 13.08.2020
3 1Q/20 14.05.2020
3.2 4Q/19 13.02.2020
3.4 3Q/19 14.11.2019
3.2 2Q/19 29.10.2019
3.3 1Q/19 04.07.2019


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 increased to 4487 Thousand Persons in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 4945 Thousand Persons and minimum was 3802 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
4487 4Q/20 13.03.2021
4467 3Q/20 28.11.2020
4509 2Q/20 05.09.2020
4641 1Q/20 24.06.2020
4719 4Q/19 20.04.2020
4556 3Q/19 20.01.2020
4668 2Q/19 29.10.2019
4755 1Q/19 04.07.2019


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 3558 Thousand Persons (3.558 Million Persons) in March 2021. 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
3558 Mar/21 27.04.2021
3577 Feb/21 25.03.2021
3554 Jan/21 26.02.2021
3587 Dec/20 27.01.2021
3586 Nov/20 28.12.2020
3550 Oct/20 25.11.2020
3606 Sep/20 27.10.2020
3622 Aug/20 25.09.2020


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 2020 62 62
Wages 2017 3752.281 USD/Month 3678.063
Initial Jobless Claims Mar/21 -16.8 K 25.5
Job Vacancies Mar/21 269 K 200
Labor Force Participation Rate 4Q/20 71.4 % 71.6
Living Wage Individual 2018 1216.888 USD/Month 1183.085
Non Farm Payrolls  4Q/20 25250 K 25270

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Austria Apr/21 8.7 % 9.4
Ireland Apr/21 5.8 % 5.8
Luxembourg Mar/21 6.1 % 6.2
Spain 1Q/21 15.98 % 16.13
Iceland Mar/21 8.3 % 6.4
Norway Mar/21 5 % 4.8
Belarus Dec/19 0.2 % 0.3
Belgium Mar/21 5.8 % 5.7
Bulgaria Mar/21 6.5 % 6.9
Croatia Mar/21 9.3 % 9.7
Cyprus Mar/21 7.1 % 6.8
Czech Republic Apr/21 4.1 % 4.2
Denmark Mar/21 4.5 % 4.6
Estonia 1Q/21 7.1 % 7.4
Euro Area Mar/21 8.1 % 8.2
European Union Mar/21 7.3 % 7.4
Finland Mar/21 8.1 % 8.1
France 4Q/20 8 % 9.1
Germany Mar/21 4.5 % 4.5
Greece Jan/21 16 % 15.6
Hungary Mar/21 4.5 % 4.5
Italy Mar/21 10.1 % 10.2
Latvia 4Q/20 7.9 % 8.4
Lithuania Apr/21 14.3 % 15.1
Macedonia 4Q/20 16.1 % 16.5
Malta 4Q/20 4.4 % 4.6
Moldova 4Q/20 3.6 % 3.4
Montenegro Apr/21 24.32 % 23.83
Netherlands Mar/21 3.5 % 3.6
Poland Mar/21 6.4 % 6.5
Portugal 1Q/21 7.1 % 7.3
Romania Mar/21 5.5 % 5.7
Russia Mar/21 5.4 % 5.7
Serbia 4Q/20 9.9 % 9
Slovakia Mar/21 8 % 7.9
Slovenia Feb/21 9 % 9.4
Sweden Mar/21 10 % 9.7
Switzerland Apr/21 3.3 % 3.4
Turkey Mar/21 13.1 % 13.2
Ukraine 4Q/20 10.1 % 9.5
United Kingdom Aug/19 3.9 %
Liechtenstein 2019 1.5 % 1.7
Albania 4Q/20 12.3 % 12.1
Bosnia and Herzegovina Feb/21 33.68 % 33.89
Kosovo 3Q/20 24.6 % 27.2