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French jobless at new record in June

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 French jobless at new record in June
A man looks at a sign at the entrance of a Pole Emploi center, part of France's national employment agency, in Lens. AFP Photo/Philippe Huguen
12:17 CEST+02:00
The number of registered unemployed in France rose by 9,400 in June to a new record of 3.398 million, the labour ministry said on Friday.

It was a 0.3 percent increase over May, when the rise was 0.7 percent from the previous month.

"These figures confirm a fragile recovery," the ministry said in a statement. "The steps that the government has taken have helped to stem the increase."

Struggling with a stagnant economy, President Francois Hollande's deeply unpopular Socialist government has so far been unable to cut unemployment.

About 474,000 new jobseekers have been added on to the books since Hollande took office in May 2012.

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