One in ten French to be jobless by end of year
AFP · 5 Oct 2012, 10:12
Published: 05 Oct 2012 10:12 GMT+02:00
- French jobless total rises again (06 Sep 12)
- French unemployment hits three million mark (03 Sep 12)
- Zero growth for France in first quarter (29 Jun 12)
According to the INSEE statistics institute, which uses norms set by the International Labour Organization, unemployment in France hit 9.7% in the second quarter of this year.
The poor numbers are in line with data issued by France's official jobs office which put the ranks of the unemployed in France above 3 million people in August.
If the jobless rate includes France's overseas territories, the unemployment forecast rises to 10.4% for the third quarter and 10.6% at end of year, INSEE said.