The unemployment rate increased by 0.1 point in Q4 2011ILO Unemployment and Labour Market-related indicators (Labour Force Survey results) - 4st Quarter 2011

In Q4 2011, the average ILO unemployment rate in metropolitan France and overseas departments stood at 9.8% of the active population.

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No 59
Paru le : 01/03/2012
Prochaine parution le : 15/02/2018 at 07:30 - fourth quarter 2017

The unemployment rate

The unemployment rate increased in Q4 2011

In Q4 2011, the average ILO unemployment rate in metropolitan France and overseas departments stood at 9.8% of the active population.

In metropolitan France only, 9.4% of the active population was unemployed, i.e. 2.7 million people. The unemployment rate increased by 0.1 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 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
2011Q3 2011 Q4 (p)* over quarter over year 2011 Q4 (p)*
Total 9,3 9,4 0,1 0,1 2 678
15-24 years 21,6 22,4 0,8 0,2 626
25-49 years 8,4 8,6 0,2 0,2 1 567
50 years and more 6,6 6,5 –0,1 0,2 485
Men 8,8 9,2 0,4 0,6 1 359
15-24 years 20,6 22,0 1,4 1,4 335
25-49 years 7,8 8,3 0,5 0,6 782
50 years and more 6,3 6,3 0,0 0,4 242
Women 9,8 9,7 –0,1 –0,3 1 319
15-24 years 22,9 22,8 –0,1 –1,3 291
25-49 years 9,1 9,0 –0,1 –0,2 785
50 years and more 6,8 6,7 –0,1 0,1 243
  • *(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 was stable at 63.8% in Q4 2011 such as during the previous 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 are stable in Q4 2011, at 48.7% of the population aged 15-64. Temporary contracts slightly increased, 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)
2011Q3 2011Q4 (p)* Over quarter Over year 2011Q4 (p)*
Employed people (15-64 years) 63,8 63,8 0,0 0,0 25 549
Full-time equivalent employment rate 59,4 59,4 0,0 0,0 23 767
Men aged 15-64 68,2 67,9 –0,3 –0,4 13 357
Women aged 15-64 59,6 59,9 0,3 0,5 12 191
15-24 years 30,0 29,3 –0,7 –0,9 2 169
25-49 years 81,5 81,2 –0,3 –0,5 16 598
50-64 years 54,7 55,7 1,0 1,6 6 782
Included : 55-64 years 41,5 42,9 1,4 2,8 3 433
Core employment rate of 55-64 years 41,4 42,8 1,4 3,0
Unemployed persons (15-64 years) 6,5 6,7 0,2 0,2 2 674
Men aged 15-64 6,6 6,9 0,3 0,4 1 358
Women aged 15-64 6,5 6,5 0,0 –0,1 1 316
15-24 years 8,3 8,4 0,1 –0,2 626
25-49 years 7,5 7,7 0,2 0,2 1 567
50-64 years 3,9 3,9 0,0 0,2 481
Included : 55-64 years 3,0 3,0 0,0 0,2 241
Active people (15-64 years) 70,3 70,5 0,2 0,2 28 223
Men aged 15-64 74,8 74,7 –0,1 0,0 14 715
Women aged 15-64 66,1 66,4 0,3 0,4 13 507
15-24 years 38,3 37,7 –0,6 –1,0 2 795
25-49 years 88,9 88,9 0,0 –0,3 18 166
50-64 years 58,7 59,6 0,9 1,9 7 263
Included : 55-64 years 44,5 45,9 1,4 3,0 3 673
Active life expectancy of 55-64 years (years) 4,5 4,6 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 Q4 2011.

The activity rate of the 15-64 years increased by 0.2 point, at 70.5%.

Slack work is stable

In Q4 2011, 5.3% of the persons employed were underemployed. Slack work increased by 0.3 point, at 0.2%.

The unwanted part-time was 5.0% 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
2011Q3 2011Q4 (p)* Over a quarter Over a year 2011Q4 (p)*
Total 5,3 5,3 0,0 –0,7 1 357
Included : slack work 0,5 0,2 –0,3 –0,5 55
Women 8,0 8,2 0,2 –0,6 992
Men 2,8 2,7 –0,1 –1,0 365
  • *(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 2011 is not revised compared to the temporary publication of December 2011.