Where in France are the most jobs available?

Where in France are the most jobs available?
The number of jobs on offer in France has rocketed over the past year. Photo:AFP
The number of jobs available is at a record high across France and is still growing fast, but it is in the Paris and the Lyon regions that by far the most are available - half of the total number.

Between July and September, 241,500 job offers were posted online, with three quarters of them the sought-after “CDI” or permanent type contract, according to the recruitment website RegionsJob.

That is a rise of 19 percent on the same period a year earlier.

The best area to look for work in is unsurprisingly Paris, by far the country’s biggest city and with a dynamic economy to match. 

The number of jobs on offer there this autumn is a whopping 39 percent higher than the same period last year, according to the figures from RegionsJob reported in Le Parisien.


The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region is also proving very dynamic, with a rise of 31 percent, while Normandy comes in third with a robust 21 percent rise.

Occitanie saw a 20 percent rise, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté went up by 19 percent, Centre Val de Loire by 18 percent, and Hauts-de-France and Brittany both showed a 17 percent rise.

Pays de la Loire and Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes both had an 11 percent rise.

Despite the growing number of jobs on offer, unemployment in France is still stubbornly high at 8.5 percent and economic growth is at a less than impressive 1.3 percent.

Many jobs remain unfilled, particularly in the sectors of construction, retail, IT, and industry.

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