Slight decrease in employment in Q1 2014 (flash estimate)Flash estimate of payroll employment - 1st quarter 2014

In Q1 2014, payroll employment in principally market sectors drifted q-o-q (-23,600 jobs), after an increase in the previous quarter (+15,100). Industry and construction dropped this quarter, whereas services slumped. Excluding temporary work, employment remained stable in Q1 2014 (+1,200 jobs).

In Q1 2014, payroll employment in principally market sectors drifted q-o-q (-23,600 jobs), after an increase in the previous quarter (+15,100). Industry and construction dropped this quarter, whereas services slumped. Excluding temporary work, employment remained stable in Q1 2014 (+1,200 jobs).

Strong decrease in temporary employment

Temporary employment drifted sharply this quarter (-24,900 jobs), remaining at the level of early 2013.

tableau_1 – Payroll employment change in the competitive sectors: thousands…

SA data in thousands
Payroll employment change in the competitive sectors: thousands…
Change in 3 months Change in 1 year Level
2013 2014 2014 2014
Q4 Q1 Q1 Q1
Principally market sectors 15,1 –23,6 –57,2 15871,3
Goods-producing industries excl. Construction –9,7 –9,3 –51,1 3165,7
Construction –7,7 –5,1 –24,2 1387,2
Services 32,5 –9,2 18,1 11318,4
of which: Temporary employment* 24,1 –24,9 –0,9 520,3

    tableau_2 – ... Percentage

    SA data in %
    ... Percentage
    Change in 3 months Change in 1 year
    2013 2014 2014
    Q4 Q1 Q1
    Principally market sectors 0,1 –0,1 –0,4
    Goods-producing industries excl. Construction –0,3 –0,3 –1,6
    Construction –0,5 –0,4 –1,7
    Services 0,3 –0,1 0,2
    of which: Temporary employment* 4,6 –4,6 –0,2
    • Estimates from models elaborated by INSEE and DARES based on the Acemo survey data.
    • * Temporary employment estimates by DARES are calculated from monthly temporary lists collected by Pôle emploi.
    • Sources: INSEE and DARES