Increase in the unemployment rate in Q3 2011ILO Unemployment and Labour Market-related indicators (Labour Force Survey results) - 3rd quarter 2011

In Q3 2011, the average ILO unemployment rate in metropolitan France and overseas departments stood at 9.7% of the active population.

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Paru le : 01/12/2011
Prochaine parution le : 15/02/2018 at 07:30 - fourth quarter 2017

The unemployment rate

The unemployment rate increased in Q3 2011

In Q3 2011, the average ILO unemployment rate in metropolitan France and overseas departments stood at 9.7% 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 increased by 0.2 point q-o-q.

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
2011Q2 2011Q3 (p)* over quarter over year 2011Q3 (p)*
Total 9,1 9,3 0,2 –0,1 2 631
15-24 years 21,7 21,6 –0,1 –2,1 613
25-49 years 8,3 8,4 0,1 0,1 1 534
50 years and more 6,3 6,6 0,3 0,3 484
Men 8,7 8,8 0,1 –0,2 1 306
15-24 years 21,1 20,6 –0,5 –2,4 320
25-49 years 7,7 7,9 0,2 0,1 747
50 years and more 6,1 6,3 0,2 0,2 240
Women 9,6 9,8 0,2 0,1 1 325
15-24 years 22,5 22,8 0,3 –1,8 294
25-49 years 8,9 9,1 0,2 0,4 787
50 years and more 6,5 6,8 0,3 0,2 244
  • *(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 decreased by 0.1 point in Q3 2011 as well as in the previous year. It is of 63.8% in Q3 2011.

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 are stable in Q3 2011, at 48.8% of the population aged 15-64. Temporary contracts are also stable, at 6.7%.

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)
2011Q2 2011Q3 (p)* Over quarter Over year 2011Q3 (p)*
Employed people (15-64 years) 63,9 63,8 –0,1 –0,1 25 565
Full-time equivalent employment rate 59,5 59,4 –0,1 0,0 23 810
Men aged 15-64 68,2 68,2 0,0 0,0 13 431
Women aged 15-64 59,6 59,6 0,0 –0,1 12 134
15-24 years 30,4 30,0 –0,4 0,2 2 225
25-49 years 81,7 81,5 –0,2 –0,6 16 666
50-64 years 54,2 54,8 0,6 0,8 6 674
Included : 55-64 years 40,9 41,5 0,6 1,6 3 327
Core employment rate of 55-64 years 40,9 41,4 0,5 1,9
Unemployed persons (15-64 years) 6,5 6,6 0,1 0,0 2 624
Men aged 15-64 6,6 6,6 0,0 –0,2 1 304
Women aged 15-64 6,4 6,5 0,1 0,0 1 320
15-24 years 8,4 8,3 –0,1 –1,0 613
25-49 years 7,4 7,5 0,1 0,1 1 534
50-64 years 3,7 3,9 0,2 0,2 477
Included : 55-64 years 2,8 3,0 0,2 0,1 243
Active people (15-64 years) 70,3 70,4 0,1 –0,1 28 189
Men aged 15-64 74,8 74,8 0,0 –0,2 14 736
Women aged 15-64 66,0 66,1 0,1 –0,1 13 454
15-24 years 38,9 38,3 –0,6 –0,7 2 838
25-49 years 89,1 89,0 –0,1 –0,5 18 200
50-64 years 57,9 58,7 0,8 1,0 7 151
Included : 55-64 years 43,8 44,5 0,7 1,7 3 570
Active life expectancy of 55-64 years (years) 4,4 4,5 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 of 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 59.4% on average in Q3 2011.

The activity rate of the 15-64 years was 70.4%.

Slack work increased slightly

In Q3 2011, 5.3% of the persons employed were underemployed. Slack work increased by 0.2 point, at 0.4%.

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
2011Q2 2011Q3 (p)* Over a quarter Over a year 2011Q3 (p)*
Total 5,1 5,3 0,2 –0,3 1 361
Included : slack work 0,2 0,4 0,2 0,1 111
Women 7,8 8,0 0,2 –0,6 976
Men 2,7 2,8 0,1 –0,2 385
  • *(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 Q2 2011 is not revised compared to the temporary publication of September 2011.