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In Q4 2015, payroll employment incrased (flash estimate)

Flash estimate - Job creation in non-farm market sectors - 4th Quarter 2015

In Q4 2015, payroll employment increased in non-farm market sectors (+26,400 jobs, that is +0.2% q-o-q, after -900 jobs in the previous quarter). Year-on-year, it rose by 47,100 jobs (+0.3%).

Employment continued to drop in industry (-8,900 jobs , i.e. -0.3% in Q4 2015) and in construction (-7 800 jobs , i.e. -0.6%) . However, these declines were smaller than in the previous quarter. Year-on-year, these two sectors lost a similar number of jobs (-41,400 in industry and -39,600 in construction).

Conversely, employment in services accelarated in Q4 2015 (+0.4%, that is +43 100 jobs, after +0.2% in Q3 2015). Excluding temporary work, employment in services also picked up again (+ 0.2%, i.e. +23 900 jobs, after +0,1% in the previous quarter). Over a year, excluding temporary work, employment in non-farm market sectors was virtually stable (+2,900 jobs).

Temporary employment growth remained strong

Temporary employment continued to increase in Q4 2015 (+19,100 jobs that is +3.4%), at nearly the same pace as in Q3 2015 (+3.0%). Year-on-year, it increased sharply (+44,200 jobs, +8.2%).

Payroll employment change in the non-farm market sectors
SA data in thousands
Change in thousands Level
in 3 months in 1 year
2015 2015 2015 2015
Q3 Q4 Q4 Q4
Principally market sectors -0.9 26.4 47.1 15,874.3
Goods-producing industries excl. Construction -14.6 -8.9 -41.4 3,098.8
Construction -10.2 -7.8 -39.6 1,309.9
Services 23.9 43.1 128.1 11,465.5
of which: Temporary employment* 16.4 19.1 44.2 585.4
 
SA data in %
Estimates from models elaborated by INSEE and DARES based on the Acemo survey data.
* Temporary employment estimates by DARES are calculated from monthly temporary lists collected by Pôle emploi.
Sources: INSEE and DARES
Change in percentage points
in 3 months in 1 year
2015 2015 2015
Q3 Q4 Q4
Principally market sectors 0,0 0.2 0.3
Goods-producing industries excl. Construction -0.5 -0.3 -1.3
Construction -0.8 -0.6 -2.9
Services 0.2 0.4 1.1
of which: Temporary employment* 3.0 3.4 8.2

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n° 35 - February 12, 2016

Flash estimate of payroll employment - 4th quarter 2015

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