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New unemployment rate increase in Q3 2012

Unemployment rate

The unemployment rate increased by 0.1 point in Q3 2012 in metropolitan France

In Q3 2012, the average ILO unemployment rate in metropolitan France and overseas departments stood at 10.3% of the active population.

In metropolitan France only, with 2.8 million unemployed people, 9.9% of the active population was unemployed. The unemployment rate increased by 0.1 point q-o-q after an increase of 0.2 in Q2 2012.

More generally, in metropolitan France, 3.6 million people did not work but would like to work, whether they are available or not for work within two weeks, or whether they look actively for a job or not (see additional indicators on the internet).

ILO-unemployment rate

ILO-unemployment rate

Estimation close to +/-0.3 point of the unemployment rate Estimation close to +/-0.3 point of the quaterly variation of the unemployment rate

France = Metropolitan France + overseas departments

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

Source: INSEE, Labour Force Survey

ILO-unemployment rate in metropolitan France
Seasonally adjusted, average over quarter - Metropolitan France
*(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
2012Q2 2012Q3 (p)* over quarter over year 2012Q3 (p)*
Total 9,8 9,9 0,1 0,7 2 826
15-24 years 22,8 24,2 1,4 2,8 671
25-49 years 9,0 8,9 –0,1 0,5 1 623
50 years and more 6,8 6,9 0,1 0,4 533
Men 9,6 9,7 0,1 1,0 1 453
15-24 years 23,4 23,8 0,4 3,6 365
25-49 years 8,6 8,6 0,0 0,8 818
50 years and more 6,5 6,8 0,3 0,5 271
Women 10,0 10,0 0,0 0,3 1 373
15-24 years 22,0 24,6 2,6 1,8 306
25-49 years 9,6 9,3 –0,3 0,3 805
50 years and more 7,1 7,0 –0,1 0,2 262

ILO employment and activity

The employment rate of the population aged 15-64 years was steady in Q3 2012 and stood at 63.9%.

Permanent and temporary contract employment rate (15-64 years)

Permanent and temporary contract employment rate (15-64 years)

Covers the population of people living in households, people aged 15-64 years

Source: INSEE, Labour Force Survey

Permanent contracts increased by 0.2 point in Q3 2012, at 49.1% of the population aged 15-64. This rise comes from the employment rate rise in the population aged 50-64 years, more often in permanent contracts.

ILO employment, unemployment and activity in the population aged 15-64 years
Seasonally adjusted, average over quarter - Metropolitan France
*(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 table 1 (which covers the total population).
Source: INSEE, Labour Force Survey
% of people in the age group Variation in point Thousands (1)
2012Q2 2012Q3 (p)* Over quarter Over year 2012Q3 (p)*
Employed people (15-64 years) 63,9 63,9 0,0 0,1 25 564
Full-time equivalent employment rate 59,4 59,5 0,1 0,1 23 800
Men aged 15-64 67,9 68,0 0,1 –0,2 13 381
Women aged 15-64 59,9 59,9 0,0 0,3 12 182
15-24 years 29,1 28,4 –0,7 –1,4 2 106
25-49 years 80,9 80,9 0,0 –0,6 16 511
50-64 years 56,4 57,0 0,6 2,1 6 947
Included : 55-64 years 43,7 44,9 1,2 3,2 3 598
Core employment rate of 55-64 years 43,7 44,7 1,0 3,1
Unemployed persons (15-64 years) 7,0 7,1 0,1 0,6 2 822
Men aged 15-64 7,2 7,4 0,2 0,9 1 451
Women aged 15-64 6,7 6,7 0,0 0,2 1 370
15-24 years 8,6 9,1 0,5 1,0 671
25-49 years 8,0 8,0 0,0 0,5 1 623
50-64 years 4,2 4,3 0,1 0,4 528
Included : 55-64 years 3,4 3,5 0,1 0,5 277
Active people (15-64 years) 70,8 71,0 0,2 0,7 28 385
Men aged 15-64 75,2 75,4 0,2 0,7 14 833
Women aged 15-64 66,6 66,6 0,0 0,5 13 553
15-24 years 37,7 37,5 –0,2 –0,4 2 777
25-49 years 88,9 88,8 –0,1 –0,1 18 134
50-64 years 60,7 61,3 0,6 2,5 7 475
Included : 55-64 years 47,1 48,3 1,2 3,6 3 875
Active life expectancy of 55-64 years (years) 4,7 4,8 0,1 0,3

Temporary contracts slightly decreased by 0.1 point and stood at 6.6%.

The full time equivalent employment rate was lower by 4 points than the employment rate: it stood at 59.5% on average in Q3 2012.

The activity rate of the 15-64 years increased by 0.3 point, at 71.0%.

Slight decrease in underemployment

In Q3 2012, 5.1% of the persons employed were underemployed, falling by 0.3 point. Slack work slightly decreased at 0.3%.

The unwanted part-time was 4.8% of the employed (see additional indicators on the internet).

ILO underemployment
Seasonally adjusted, average over quarter - Metropolitan France
*(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
2012Q2 2012Q3 (p)* Over a quarter Over a year 2012Q3 (p)*
Total 5,4 5,1 –0,3 –0,2 1 322
Included : slack work 0,5 0,3 –0,2 –0,1 70
Women 7,9 7,9 0,0 –0,1 962
Men 3,0 2,7 –0,3 –0,2 360

Revision

The ILO unemployment rate of Q2 2012 upgraded by 0.1 point with regard to the temporary publication of September 2012.

Informations Rapides

n° 299 - December 6, 2012

ILO Unemployment and Labour Market-related indicators (Labour Force Survey results) - 3rd Quarter 2012

Next issue June 5, 2014 07:30 - 1st 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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