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France / Over one in ten is out of work, first time in 14 years

The number of unemployed people in France jumped to the highest level for 14 years in October, the French Labour Ministry has announced.

Data shows the number of registered job seekers in mainland France rose by 45,400 or 1.5% in October to 3.103 million people, accounting for 10.6% of the population. This is the highest level since April 1998.

Taking into account the overseas departments, the total or partial amount of unemployed is a little more than 4.87 million.

“This run of negative figures on employment only increases our determination to do something to reverse the trend between now and the end of next year,” Labour Minister Michel Sapin said in a statement.

Unemployment has been rising for 18 straight months in France, according to the Labor Ministry report. The negative data puts pressure on President Francois Hollande’s government, which pledged to reverse the downward job trend with state programs…

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via One in ten Frenchmen is out of work, first time in 14 years — RT.

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France / 18e hausse du chômage et plus haut niveau depuis 14 ans et demi


Le chômage a une nouvelle fois bondi en France au mois d’octobre, augmentant pour le 18e mois consécutif pour atteindre son plus haut niveau depuis 14 ans et demi. Face à cette situation, François Hollande veut que la montée en charge du crédit d’impôt du plan de compétitivité se fasse sur deux ans, au lieu … Lire la suite »

France / Emploi / Les chiffres d’octobre seront « mauvais » affirme Sapin


Le ministre du Travail Michel Sapin a indiqué dimanche soir que les chiffres du chômage du mois d’octobre, attendus mardi, « seront mauvais ». Invité du Grand Jury RTL/LCI/Le Figaro, M. Sapin a déclaré que ces chiffres « ne seront pas bons (…) Oui, les chiffres seront mauvais: il y aura plus de chômeurs constatés et ce sera … Lire la suite »



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