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Unemployment rate was almost steady in Q2 2014

Unemployment rate

The unemployment rate was almost steady in Q2 2014

In Q2 2014, the average ILO unemployment rate in metropolitan France and overseas departments stood at 10.2% after 10.1% in Q1 2014. In metropolitan France only, with 2.8 million people, 9.7% of the active population was unemployed. The unemployment rate was steady q-o-q. Over a year, it decreased by 0.2 percentage points in metropolitan France and by 0.1 percentage points in France and overseas departments.

ILO-unemployment rate

ILO-unemployment rate

Estimation close to +/-0.3 point of the of the level of unemployment rate and of its quarterly variations

Covers the population of people living in households, people aged 15 years or more

Source: INSEE, Labour Force Survey

Among inactive people, 1.3 million wish to work but they are not considered as unemployed: they are part of the unemployment’s halo. The number of people in the unemployment’s halo decreased by 40,000 in Q2 2014, and rose by 60,000 over the year.

Ilo-unemployment rate in metropolitan France
Seasonally adjusted, average over quarter
*(p) = provisional results
Covers the population of people living in households in metropolitan France, people aged 15 years or more
Source: INSEE, Labour Force Survey
ILO-unemployment rate (%) Variation in point Thousands
2014Q1 2014Q2 (p)* over quarter over year 2014Q2 (p)*
Total 9,7 9,7 0,0 –0,2 2 784
15-24 years 22,8 22,8 0,0 –1,6 613
25-49 years 9,1 9,2 0,1 0,0 1 651
50 years and more 6,7 6,6 –0,1 0,0 520
Men 10,0 10,0 0,0 –0,1 1 478
15-24 years 23,0 24,0 1,0 0,1 353
25-49 years 9,4 9,2 –0,2 –0,1 856
50 years and more 6,7 6,7 0,0 –0,1 270
Women 9,4 9,5 0,1 –0,3 1 305
15-24 years 22,5 21,5 –1,0 –3,5 260
25-49 years 8,7 9,2 0,5 0,1 794
50 years and more 6,7 6,4 –0,3 0,1 250

People in unemployment's halo

People in unemployment's halo

Covers the population of people living in households in metropolitan France, people aged 15 years or more

Source: INSEE, Labour Force Survey

ILO employment and activity

ILO employment, unemployment and activity in the population aged 15-64 years
Seasonally adjusted, average over quarter
*(p) = provisional results
Covers the population of people living in households in metropolitan France, people aged 15 years or more
(1) those data cover the people who are 15-64 years old. They are a little bit different of the data in the previous table (which covers the total population).
Source: INSEE, Labour Force Survey
% of people in the age group Variation in point over Thousands (1)
2014Q1 2014Q2 (p)* quarter year 2014Q2 (p)*
Employed people 64,2 64,2 0,0 0,2 25 532
Full-time equivalent employment rate 59,6 59,5 –0,1 –0,1 23 667
Men 67,6 67,6 0,0 –0,3 13 210
Women 60,9 60,9 0,0 0,6 12 322
15-24 years 28,5 28,3 –0,2 –0,1 2 071
25-49 years 80,7 80,5 –0,2 –0,3 16 315
50-64 years 58,2 58,6 0,4 1,1 7 146
Included : 55-64 years 46,3 46,9 0,6 1,4 3 729
Core employment rate of 55-64 years 46,0 46,6 0,6 1,2
Unemployed persons 7,0 7,0 0,0 –0,1 2 778
Men 7,6 7,5 –0,1 –0,2 1 474
Women 6,3 6,4 0,1 –0,2 1 303
15-24 years 8,4 8,4 0,0 –0,7 613
25-49 years 8,0 8,1 0,1 –0,1 1 651
50-64 years 4,3 4,2 –0,1 0,1 514
Included : 55-64 years 3,7 3,6 –0,1 0,3 289
Active people 71,2 71,2 0,0 0,1 28 309
Men 75,2 75,1 –0,1 –0,5 14 684
Women 67,3 67,4 0,1 0,5 13 625
15-24 years 36,9 36,7 –0,2 –0,8 2 684
25-49 years 88,7 88,6 –0,1 –0,3 17 966
50-64 years 62,5 62,8 0,3 1,2 7 660
Included : 55-64 years 50,0 50,6 0,6 1,8 4 018
Active life expectancy of 55-64 years (years) 5,0 5,0 0,0 0,1

The employment rate of the population aged 15-64 years was steady in Q2 2014 and stood at 64.2%; over a year, it increased by 0.2 percentage points.

The activity rate of people aged 15-64 was also steady in Q2 2014 and stood at 71.2% (+0.1 percentage points y-o-y).

Underemployment concerns 6.2% of employed people

In Q2 2014, 6.2% of the persons employed were underemployed, decreasing by 0.1 percentage points.

Slack work stood at 0.3%. The unwanted part-time decreased by 0.2 percentage points and stood at 5.9% of the employed.

ILO underemployment
Seasonally adjusted, average over quarter
*(p) = provisional results
Covers the population of people living in households in metropolitan France, people aged 15 years or more
Source : INSEE, Labour Force Survey
ILO underemployment rate (%) Variation in point Thousands
2014Q1 2014Q2 (p)* Over a quarter Over a year 2014Q2 (p)*
Total 6,3 6,2 –0,1 –0,2 1 605
Included : slack work 0,2 0,3 0,1 –0,2 68
Men 3,0 3,4 0,4 0,0 448
Women 9,6 9,4 –0,2 –0,3 1 157

Revision

The ILO unemployment rate of Q1 2014 is not revised compared to the temporary publication of June 2014.

Informations Rapides

n° 203 - September 4, 2014

ILO Unemployment and Labour Market-related indicators (Labour Force Survey results) - 2nd quarter 2014

Next issue December 4, 2014 07:30 - 3rd Quarter 2014

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Links

Time series data

More: Long time series about the labour market, data on January 2010, in French only

Local data, in French only

Metropolitan France

unemployment by "régions", by "départements", and by employment area

Unemployment in overseas departments

Guadeloupe, La Réunion, Martinique, Guyane

See also

Publications, in French only

Previous methodology

The series published until July 2007: methodology and data (.PDF, 25 KB), in French only

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