ILO Unemployment and Labour Market-related indicators (Labour Force Survey results) – 1st Quarter 2009ILO Unemployment and Labour Market-related indicators (Labour Force Survey results) - First Quarter 2009

The average ILO unemployment rate for Q1 2009 in metropolitan France and overseas departments was 9.1% of the active population.

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No 152
Paru le : 04/06/2009
Prochaine parution le : 16/11/2017 at 07:30 - third quarter 2017

Commentaire

The ILO unemployment rate

The average ILO unemployment rate for Q1 2009 in metropolitan France and overseas departments was 9.1% of the active population.

Additional indicators

More generally, in metropolitan France, 3.1 million people do 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.

ILO Employment, unemployment and activity as defined in the population of 15 years or more

On average, the employment rate over Q1 2009 in the population aged 15-64 years was 64.5% and the activity rate in the population aged 15-64 years 70.6%. The full time equivalent employment rate is inferior by 4 points to the employment rate : it reaches 60.3% of the working age population.

NEW !

From the publication of December 2008 (results of the third quarter of 2008), new indicators are available, broken down by sex and age (Time series data since the first quarter of 2003) :

Tableau

Tableau 1 – ILO Unemployment and jobs

%
ILO Unemployment and jobs
2008Q1 2008Q2 2008Q3 2008Q4 2009Q1 (p)
Metropolitan France plus French overseas departments
Unemployment rate (in the active population) 7.6 7.8 7.8 8.0 9.1
Metropolitan France
Unemployment rate (in the active population) 7.2 7.4 7.4 7.6 8.7
Employment rate (in the population of 15-64 years) 64.8 64.8 64.7 64.8 64.5
Activity rate (in the population of 15-64 years) 69.8 70.0 69.9 70.1 70.6
Under-employment rate (among workers) 4.6 5.0 4.7 5.1 5.4
  • (p) = provisional results
  • Warning : From the first quarter of 2008 onwards, the wording of the question on the wish to work longer hours used for the calculation of under-employment, and the definition of under-employment have been amended to be closer to the ILO-concept. On the one hand, the wish to work longer hours is now expressed, as in the ILO measure of unemployment, for a reference week and not with a undetermined horizon. This modification makes any comparison with previous levels impossible. On the other hand, the part-time workers, who want to work longer hours, and are looking for a job but are not available are no longer considered as under-employed.
  • Source: Insee, Labour Force Survey