Decrease in the unemployment rate in Q4 2010ILO Unemployment and Labour Market-related indicators (Labour Force Survey results) - 4th Quarter 2010

In Q4 2010, the average ILO unemployment rate in metropolitan France and overseas departments stood at 9.6% of the active population.

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No 60
Paru le : 03/03/2011
Prochaine parution le : 16/11/2017 at 07:30 - third quarter 2017

The unemployment rate

The unemployment rate decreases in Q4 2010

In Q4 2010, the average ILO unemployment rate in metropolitan France and overseas departments stood at 9.6% of the active population.

In metropolitan France only, 9.2% of the active population was unemployed, i.e. 2.6 million people. The unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 point q-o-q, and 0.4 point y-o-y.

More generally, in metropolitan France, 3.4 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).

graph_cho_nvIR – ILO-unemployment rate

  • Estimation close to +/-0.3 point of the unemployment rate Estimation close to +/-0.3 point of the quarterly 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

tab_cho_nvIR – Ilo-unemployment rate in metropolitan France

Seasonally adjusted, average over quarter - Metropolitan France
Ilo-unemployment rate in metropolitan France
ILO-unemployment rate (%) Variation in point Thousands
2010Q3 2010Q4 (p)* over quarter over year 2010Q4 (p)*
Total 9,3 9,2 –0,1 –0,3 2 602
15-24 years 24,2 22,3 –1,9 –1,8 586
25-49 years 8,4 8,5 0,1 –0,1 1 543
50 years and more 6,4 6,3 –0,1 –0,3 472
Men 9,0 8,5 –0,5 –0,9 1 265
15-24 years 23,0 20,7 –2,3 –4,3 304
25-49 years 8,0 7,7 –0,3 –0,5 730
50 years and more 6,2 6,0 –0,2 –0,5 232
Women 9,7 9,9 0,2 0,3 1 337
15-24 years 25,6 24,3 –1,3 1,4 283
25-49 years 8,8 9,3 0,5 0,3 814
50 years and more 6,7 6,6 –0,1 –0,1 241
  • *(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 employment and activity

graph_partpop_nvIR – 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 don’t decrease anymore in Q4 2010, and stabilize at 48.8% of the population aged 15-64. Temporary contracts increase by 0,2 point, at 6.8%.

tab_partpop_nvIR – ILO employment, unemployment and activity in the population aged 15-64 years

Seasonally adjusted, average over quarter - Metropolitan France
ILO employment, unemployment and activity in the population aged 15-64 years
% of people in the age group Variation in point Thousands (1)
2010Q3 2010Q4 (p)* Over quarter Over year 2010Q4 (p)*
Employed people (15-64 years) 63,8 63,7 –0,1 0,2 25 575
Full-time equivalent employment rate 59,3 59,4 0,1 0,3 23 849
Men aged 15-64 67,9 68,2 0,3 0,4 13 471
Women aged 15-64 59,8 59,4 –0,4 0,0 12 104
15-24 years 26,9 27,4 0,5 0,2 2 044
25-49 years 81,8 81,6 –0,2 –0,2 16 677
50-64 years 56,1 56,0 –0,1 0,8 6 854
Included : 55-64 years 42,8 42,8 0,0 1,0 3 462
Core employment rate of 55-64 years 42,7 42,9 0,2 1,9
Unemployed persons (15-64 years) 6,6 6,5 –0,1 –0,2 2 597
Men aged 15-64 6,7 6,4 –0,3 –0,7 1 261
Women aged 15-64 6,4 6,6 0,2 0,2 1 336
15-24 years 8,6 7,9 –0,7 –0,7 586
25-49 years 7,5 7,6 0,1 –0,1 1 543
50-64 years 3,9 3,8 –0,1 –0,1 468
Included : 55-64 years 3,3 2,9 –0,4 –0,1 238
Active people (15-64 years) 70,4 70,2 –0,2 –0,1 28 172
Men aged 15-64 74,6 74,6 0,0 –0,3 14 732
Women aged 15-64 66,2 65,9 –0,3 0,1 13 441
15-24 years 35,5 35,3 –0,2 –0,5 2 630
25-49 years 89,3 89,1 –0,2 –0,3 18 221
50-64 years 60,0 59,8 –0,2 0,7 7 321
Included : 55-64 years 46,0 45,8 –0,2 1,0 3 700
Active life expectancy of 55-64 years (years) 4,6 4,6 0,0 0,2
  • *(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

The full time equivalent employment rate is inferior by 4 points to the employment rate: it stood at 59.4% on average in Q3 2010.

The activity rate of the 15-64 years was 70.3%.

Cold temperatures produce more slack work

In Q4 2010, 6.0% of the persons employed are underemployed. The increase (+0.4 point) is due to the increase of the slack work, which goes from 0.4% of the employed up to 0.8%, due to cold temperatures in 2010, December. The unwanted part-time was stable at 5.2% of the employed (see additional indicators on the internet).

Tab_ssemp_nvIR – ILO underemployment

Seasonally adjusted, average over quarter - Metropolitan France
ILO underemployment
ILO underemployment rate (%) Variation in point Thousands
2010Q3 2010Q4 (p)* Over a quarter Over a year 2010Q4 (p)*
Total 5,6 6,0 0,4 0,4 1 538
Included : slack work 0,4 0,8 0,4 0,2 198
Women 8,6 8,8 0,2 0,2 1 050
Men 3,1 3,7 0,6 0,6 489
  • *(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

Revision

The ILO unemployment rate of Q3 2010 is not revised compared to the temporary publication of December 2010.