New unemployment rate increase in Q2 2012ILO Unemployment and Labour Market-related indicators (Labour Force Survey results) - 2nd Quarter 2012

In Q2 2012, the average ILO unemployment rate in metropolitan France and overseas departments stood at 10.2% of the active population.

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No 218
Paru le : 06/09/2012
Prochaine parution le : 15/02/2018 at 07:30 - fourth quarter 2017

The unemployment rate

The unemployment rate increased by 0.1 point in Q2 2012 in metropolitan France

In Q2 2012, the average ILO unemployment rate in metropolitan France and overseas departments stood at 10.2% of the active population.

In metropolitan France only, with 2.8 million unemployed people, 9.7% of the active population was unemployed, as well for men and women. The unemployment rate increased by 0.1 point q-o-q after an increase of 0.2 in Q4 2011. It is as high as in 1999.

More generally, in metropolitan France, 3.5 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 quaterly 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
2012Q1 2012Q2 (p)* over quarter over year 2012Q2 (p)*
Total 9,6 9,7 0,1 0,6 2 785
15-24 years 22,4 22,7 0,3 0,8 634
25-49 years 8,9 9,0 0,1 0,8 1 637
50 years and more 6,5 6,7 0,2 0,5 514
Men 9,6 9,5 –0,1 0,9 1 418
15-24 years 22,6 23,5 0,9 2,0 357
25-49 years 8,6 8,5 –0,1 1,0 806
50 years and more 6,8 6,5 –0,3 0,5 254
Women 9,6 10,0 0,4 0,4 1 367
15-24 years 22,2 21,7 –0,5 –0,8 277
25-49 years 9,2 9,5 0,3 0,6 830
50 years and more 6,3 7,0 0,7 0,7 260
  • *(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 increased by 0.1 point in Q2 2012 and stood at 63.9%.

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 2012, at 48.9% of the population aged 15-64. Temporary contracts are stable over the year, 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)
2012Q1 2012Q2 (p)* Over quarter Over year 2012Q2 (p)*
Employed people (15-64 years) 63,8 63,9 0,1 0,0 25 587
Full-time equivalent employment rate 59,3 59,6 0,3 0,1 23 833
Men aged 15-64 67,8 68,0 0,2 –0,3 13 375
Women aged 15-64 59,9 60,0 0,1 0,3 12 212
15-24 years 29,3 29,2 –0,1 –1,1 2 160
25-49 years 80,9 81,0 0,1 –0,8 16 544
50-64 years 56,1 56,5 0,4 2,2 6 883
Included : 55-64 years 43,4 43,8 0,4 2,7 3 505
Core employment rate of 55-64 years 43,3 43,7 0,4 2,7
Unemployed persons (15-64 years) 6,8 6,9 0,1 0,5 2 780
Men aged 15-64 7,2 7,2 0,0 0,7 1 417
Women aged 15-64 6,4 6,7 0,3 0,4 1 363
15-24 years 8,5 8,6 0,1 0,1 634
25-49 years 7,9 8,0 0,1 0,7 1 637
50-64 years 4,0 4,2 0,2 0,6 509
Included : 55-64 years 3,1 3,4 0,3 0,6 269
Active people (15-64 years) 70,6 70,9 0,3 0,6 28 367
Men aged 15-64 75,0 75,2 0,2 0,5 14 792
Women aged 15-64 66,4 66,7 0,3 0,7 13 575
15-24 years 37,7 37,8 0,1 –1,1 2 795
25-49 years 88,8 89,0 0,2 –0,1 18 181
50-64 years 60,1 60,7 0,6 2,7 7 392
Included : 55-64 years 46,5 47,1 0,6 3,2 3 774
Active life expectancy of 55-64 years (years) 4,6 4,7 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 59.6% on average in Q2 2012.

The activity rate of the 15-64 years increased by 0.3 point, at 70.9%.

Underemployment is stable

In Q2 2012, 5.3% of the persons employed were underemployed. Slack work is stable 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
2012Q1 2012Q2 (p)* Over a quarter Over a year 2012Q2 (p)*
Total 5,3 5,3 0,0 0,2 1 367
Included : slack work 0,4 0,4 0,0 0,2 100
Women 7,8 7,9 0,1 0,0 963
Men 2,7 3,0 0,3 0,2 404
  • *(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 2012 is not revised compared to the temporary publication of June 2012.