Unemployment figures: an improvement for employment?

The good news was expected, it was confirmed by the numbers. The number of unemployed in France fell by 5.5% in the third quarter (excluding Mayotte), reaching 3.544 million people.

The Ministry of Labor specifies that it is, in detail, a decrease of 206,000 people registered, compared to the previous quarter.

Taking into account those with reduced activity (categories B and C), the number of job seekers fell by 1.9% to 5.871 million, for its part said the Statistics Directorate.

Thus, the number of unemployed in category A is just below its pre-crisis level, with 5,200 fewer job seekers compared to the 4th quarter of 2019. For categories A, B and C, however, it remains higher than its pre-crisis level (+124,100).

A sharp drop over one year

The economic situation is encouraging, with a sharp drop in registrations over one year for category A (-9.7%) and a significant decrease for A, B and C (-3.6%)

The drop in category A concerns all regions and is greater among young people under 25 (-8.4% in mainland France) than for other age groups (-5.9% for 25-49 years and -4.1% for 50 years and over).

Regarding long-term unemployment, the number of job seekers registered for a year or more fell by 3.3% in the 3rd quarter (-0.4% over one year), to 2.92 million (categories A, B and C). The proportion of long-term job seekers drops below the 50% mark to 49.8%.


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