The number of job seekers not exercising any activity continued to decline in the third quarter in France (excluding Mayotte), according to data released on Wednesday by the Ministry of Labor and Pôle Emploi.
The number of job seekers registered in category A (without any activity) fell by 206,000, or 5.5% last quarter to stand at 3,544,100. The decrease over one year amounts to 10%.
By adding categories B and C (people with a reduced activity), the number of people registered with Pôle emploi required to look for a job fell by 1.9%, to 5,871,200.
In mainland France, the number of job seekers in category A fell 5.8% (-203,100) this quarter and 10.0% over one year. The number of people with short reduced activity (category B) fell by 0.1% compared to the previous quarter and over the same period that of people with long reduced activity (category C) increased by 6.5%. In total, the number of job seekers in categories A, B, C fell by 1.9% over this quarter (-110,900) and by 3.6% over one year.
On average in the third quarter of 2021, in mainland France, the number of people registered with Pôle emploi and required to look for a job (categories A, B, C) was 5,577,800. Among them, 3,307,400 people were unemployed. employment (category A) and 2,270,400 have a reduced activity (categories B, C).