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The unemployment rate increased in Q3 2014

Unemployment rate

The unemployment rate increased in Q3 2014

In Q3 2014, the average ILO unemployment rate in metropolitan France and overseas departments stood at 10.4%, after 10.1% in Q2 2014. In metropolitan France only, with 2.8 million people, 9.9% of the active population was unemployed. The unemployment rate increased by 0.2 percentage points q-o-q in metropolitan France, and returned back to its Q3 2013 level.

ILO-unemployment rate

ILO-unemployment rate

Estimation close to +/-0.3 point 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, 1.4 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 rose by 40,000 in Q3 2014, and by 70,000 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
2014Q2 2014Q3 (p)* over quarter over year 2014Q3 (p)*
Total 9.7 9.9 0.2 0.0 2 841
15-24 years 22.7 23.7 1.0 -0.1 635
25-49 years 9.1 9.3 0.2 0.1 1 674
50 years and more 6.5 6.7 0.2 0.1 532
Men 9.9 10.1 0.2 0.0 1 502
15-24 years 23.8 24.4 0.6 0.9 358
25-49 years 9.1 9.4 0.3 0.1 880
50 years and more 6.7 6.5 -0.2 -0.3 265
Women 9.4 9.7 0.3 0.0 1 339
15-24 years 21.4 22.9 1.5 -1.4 277
25-49 years 9.2 9.2 0.0 0.2 794
50 years and more 6.4 6.8 0.4 0.3 268

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 Thousands (1)
2014Q2 2014Q3 (p)* Over quarter Over year 2014Q3 (p)*
Employed people 64.2 64.1 -0.1 -0.1 25 487
Full-time equivalent employment rate 59.5 59.5 0.0 -0.1 23 649
Men 67.6 67.5 -0.1 -0.4 13 198
Women 61.0 60.8 -0.2 0.2 12 289
15-24 years 28.3 27.9 -0.4 -0.4 2 039
25-49 years 80.5 80.4 -0.1 -0.6 16 271
50-64 years 58.6 58.8 0.2 1.1 7 177
Included : 55-64 years 46.9 47.2 0.3 1.4 3 748
Core employment rate of 55-64 years 46.5 46.8 0.3 1.2
Unemployed persons 6.9 7.1 0.2 0.0 2 836
Men 7.5 7.7 0.2 0.0 1 499
Women 6.4 6.6 0.2 0.1 1 337
15-24 years 8.3 8.7 0.4 -0.2 635
25-49 years 8.1 8.3 0.2 0.1 1 674
50-64 years 4.2 4.3 0.1 0.1 527
Included : 55-64 years 3.6 3.7 0.1 0.2 297
Active people 71.2 71.2 0.0 -0.1 28 323
Men 75.1 75.2 0.1 -0.4 14 697
Women 67.3 67.4 0.1 0.3 13 627
15-24 years 36.6 36.6 0.0 -0.6 2 674
25-49 years 88.6 88.6 0.0 -0.5 17 945
50-64 years 62.8 63.1 0.3 1.2 7 704
Included : 55-64 years 50.5 50.9 0.4 1.6 4 045
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 decreased by 0.1 percentage points in Q3 2014, and stood at 64.1%.

Permanent contracts employment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points in Q3 2014, at 48.9% of the population aged 15-64. Temporary contracts employment rate hold firm, at 6.9%.

The activity rate of people aged 15-64 was also steady in Q3 2014 and stood at 71.2% (-0.1 percentage points y-o-y).

Underemployment concerns 6.5% of employed people

In Q3 2014, 6.5% of the persons employed were underemployed, increasing by 0.3 percentage points.

Slack work stood at 0.5% of the persons employed. It rose by 0.2 percentage points over the quarter.

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
2014Q2 2014Q3 (p)* Over a quarter Over a year 2014Q3 (p)*
Total 6.2 6.5 0.3 0.1 1 661
Included : slack work 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.2 119
Men 3.4 3.7 0.3 0.2 494
Women 9.3 9.4 0.1 -0.3 1 167

Revision

The ILO unemployment rate of Q2 2014 is not revised compared to the temporary publication of September 2014.

Informations Rapides

n° 279 - December 4, 2014

ILO Unemployment and Labour Market-related indicators (Labour Force Survey results) - 3rd Quarter 2014

Next issue March 5, 2015 07:30 - 4th Quarter 2014

For further information

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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