Producing short-term diagnoses
INSEE regularly prepares analyses and forecasts on the economic situation in France. These are disseminated widely by the media.
These analyses and forecasts are based on an in-depth examination of many quantitative statistical data and qualitative survey data, from which are extracted underlying trends and mechanisms at work in the economy.
INSEE measures unemployment, growth, and price changes
INSEE publishes estimates of the unemployment rate and the economic growth rate every quarter, and the consumer price index every month.
INSEE devotes substantial resources to obtaining reliable, accurate estimates of these indicators. They are produced according to homogenous European and international principles and methods, allowing appropriate comparisons between countries.