A snapshot of the labour market in 2013
In 2013, 25.8 million people had a job and 2.8 million were unemployed, within the meaning of the ILO. Over three quarters of jobs were in the services sector. Practically nine people out of ten with a job were salaried employees, the majority benefiting from an open-ended contract. Underemployment, affecting more especially women and young people, increased by 0.4 points in 2013, reaching 6.5% of people with a job. Unemployment stood on average at 9.8% of the labour force in 2013, an increase of 0.4 points within a year. The deterioration recorded over the last two years has mostly affected men, their level of unemployment having overtaken that of women. In 2013, by adding those who are unemployed to the “halo” around unemployment, there are 4.1 million people without a job and wanting to work.