Decrease in the unemployment rate in Q2 2011ILO Unemployment and Labour Market-related indicators (Labour Force Survey results) - 2nd Quarter 2011

In Q2 2011, the average ILO unemployment rate in metropolitan France and overseas departments stood at 9.6% of the active population.

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No 211
Paru le : 01/09/2011
Prochaine parution le : 16/11/2017 at 07:30 - third quarter 2017

The unemployment rate

The unemployment rate decreased in Q2 2011

In Q2 2011, the average ILO unemployment rate in metropolitan France and overseas departments stood at 9.6% of the active population.

In metropolitan France only, 9.1% of the active population was unemployed, i.e. 2.6 million people. The unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 point q-o-q, and 0.2 point y-o-y.

More generally, in metropolitan France, 3.3 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
2011Q1 2011Q2 (p)* over quarter over year 2011Q2 (p)*
Total 9,2 9,1 –0,1 –0,2 2 580
15-24 years 22,8 21,9 –0,9 –1,0 636
25-49 years 8,3 8,2 –0,1 –0,2 1 502
50 years and more 6,3 6,1 –0,2 0,0 443
Men 8,6 8,7 0,1 –0,5 1 299
15-24 years 21,1 21,6 0,5 –0,5 345
25-49 years 7,6 7,6 0,0 –0,6 728
50 years and more 5,9 6,0 0,1 –0,1 226
Women 9,9 9,5 –0,4 0,0 1 281
15-24 years 24,9 22,2 –2,7 –1,7 291
25-49 years 9,0 8,9 –0,1 0,3 774
50 years and more 6,7 6,2 –0,5 0,1 217
  • *(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

The employment rate of the population aged 15-64 years slightly increased by 0.1 point (63.9% in Q2 2011), but was steady in one year.

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 increased by 0.2 point in Q2 2011, at 48.9% of the population aged 15-64. Temporary contracts are stable over a year, at 6.6%.

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)
2011Q1 2011Q2 (p)* Over a quarter Over a year 2011Q2 (p)*
Employed people (15-64 years) 63,8 63,9 0,1 0,0 25 598
Full-time equivalent employment rate 59,4 59,5 0,1 0,1 23 826
Men aged 15-64 68,2 68,2 0,0 0,1 13 444
Women aged 15-64 59,5 59,7 0,2 –0,1 12 154
15-24 years 29,9 30,5 0,6 –0,1 2 272
25-49 years 81,8 81,8 0,0 –0,2 16 739
50-64 years 54,2 54,2 0,0 0,5 6 587
Included : 55-64 years 40,3 40,9 0,6 1,5 3 276
Core employment rate of 55-64 years 40,2 40,9 0,7 2,2
Unemployed persons (15-64 years) 6,5 6,4 –0,1 –0,2 2 574
Men aged 15-64 6,4 6,6 0,2 –0,3 1 298
Women aged 15-64 6,6 6,3 –0,3 0,0 1 276
15-24 years 8,8 8,6 –0,2 –0,5 636
25-49 years 7,4 7,3 –0,1 –0,2 1 502
50-64 years 3,7 3,6 –0,1 0,1 436
Included : 55-64 years 2,8 2,8 0,0 0,0 226
Active people (15-64 years) 70,3 70,3 0,0 –0,2 28 172
Men aged 15-64 74,7 74,8 0,1 –0,2 14 742
Women aged 15-64 66,1 65,9 –0,2 –0,2 13 430
15-24 years 38,7 39,1 0,4 –0,7 2 908
25-49 years 89,2 89,1 –0,1 –0,3 18 240
50-64 years 57,8 57,8 0,0 0,6 7 023
Included : 55-64 years 43,1 43,7 0,6 1,5 3 502
Active life expectancy of 55-64 years (years) 4,3 4,4 0,1 0,3
  • *(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 from the data in table 1 (which covers the total population).
  • Source: INSEE, Labour Force Survey

The full time equivalent employment rate was lower by 4 points than the employment rate: it stood at 59.5% on average in Q2 2011.

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

Slack work is steady

In Q2 2011, 5.1% of the persons employed were underemployed. Slack work was steady, at 0.2%.

The unwanted part-time was 4.9% 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
2011Q1 2011Q2 (p)* Over a quarter Over a year 2011Q2 (p)*
Total 4,8 5,1 0,3 –0,5 1 324
Included : slack work 0,2 0,2 0,0 –0,2 50
Women 7,5 7,9 0,4 –0,8 949
Men 2,2 2,8 0,6 –0,1 375
  • *(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 Q1 2011 is not revised compared to the temporary publication of June 2011.