Virtual stability in employment in Q4 2014, due to the increase in temporary employment (flash estimate)Flash estimate of payroll employment - 4th Quarter 2014

In Q4 2014, payroll employment in principally market sectors was virtually stable q-o-q (-5,100 jobs, 0.0%), after a decrease in the previous quarter (-55,200, -0.3%). Industry dropped this quarter at much the same pace as in Q3 2014 (-0.4%), as well as construction (-1.0%). By contrast, employment in services recovered (+0.2%, after -0.3%) due to temporary work. Excluding temporary work, employment in services remained almost stable over the quarter (-4,600), and increaseed slightly over a year (+15,700, +0.1%). Excluding temporary work, employment shrank over a year (-66,700 jobs, -0.4%).

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Paru le : 13/02/2015
Prochaine parution le : 10/11/2017 at 08:45 - third quarter 2017

In Q4 2014, payroll employment in principally market sectors was virtually stable q-o-q (-5,100 jobs, 0.0%), after a decrease in the previous quarter (-55,200, -0.3%). Industry dropped this quarter at much the same pace as in Q3 2014 (-0.4%), as well as construction (-1.0%). By contrast, employment in services recovered (+0.2%, after -0.3%) due to temporary work. Excluding temporary work, employment in services remained almost stable over the quarter (-4,600), and increaseed slightly over a year (+15,700, +0.1%). Excluding temporary work, employment shrank over a year (-66,700 jobs, -0.4%).

Sharp increase in temporary employment which regained its end-2013 level

Temporary employment rocketed in Q4 2014 (+23,600 jobs, +4.6%), after an equivalent decrease in the previous quarter (–4.0%). It remained roughly stable year-on-year (-0.2%).

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
2014 2014 2014 2014
Q3 Q4 Q4 Q4
Principally market sectors –55.2 –5.1 –67.6 1,5820.1
Goods-producing industries excl. Construction –11.3 –11.1 –38.9 3,132.8
Construction –15.2 –13.0 –43.4 1,349.8
Services –28.7 19.0 14.7 1,1337.5
of which: Temporary employment* –21.8 23.6 –1.0 542.1

    tableau_2 – ... Percentage

    SA data in %
    ... Percentage
    Change in 3 months Change in 1 year
    2014 2014 2014
    Q3 Q4 Q4
    Principally market sectors –0.3 0.0 –0.4
    Goods-producing industries excl. Construction –0.4 –0.4 –1.2
    Construction –1.1 –1.0 –3.1
    Services –0.3 0.2 0.1
    of which: Temporary employment* –4.0 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