Payroll employment decrases slightly in Q1 2015 (flash estimate)Flash estimate of payroll employment - 1st quarter 2015

In Q1 2015, payroll employment in non-farm market sectors lowered by 0.1% q-o-q (-13,500 jobs, after -1,300 jobs) in the previous quarter. Industry dropped this quarter at much the same pace as in Q4 2014 (-0.2%), as well as in construction (–1.0%). Employment in services remained stable (after +0.2%). Excluding temporary work, employment in services increased slightly over the quarter (+0.1%). Excluding temporary work, employment in market sectors shrank over a year (–73,000 jobs, -0.5%).

In Q1 2015, payroll employment in non-farm market sectors lowered by 0.1% q-o-q (-13,500 jobs, after -1,300 jobs) in the previous quarter. Industry dropped this quarter at much the same pace as in Q4 2014 (-0.2%), as well as in construction (–1.0%). Employment in services remained stable (after +0.2%). Excluding temporary work, employment in services increased slightly over the quarter (+0.1%). Excluding temporary work, employment in market sectors shrank over a year (–73,000 jobs, -0.5%).

Downturn in temporary employment in Q1

Temporary employment fell back in Q1 2015 (–9,200 jobs, -1.7%), after a sharp increase in the previous quarter (+24,000 jobs, +4.7%). It increased slightly year-on-year (+4,500 jobs, +0.5%).

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 2015 2015 2015
Q4 Q1 Q1 Q1
Principally market sectors –1.3 –13.5 –68.5 15799.8
Goods-producing industries excl. Construction –10.4 –5.9 –38.2 3135.4
Construction –17.7 –13.0 –57.1 1333.4
Services 26.8 5.4 26.7 11331.0
of which: Temporary employment* 24.1 –9.2 4.5 532.9

    tableau_2 – ... Percentage

    SA data in %
    ... Percentage
    Change in 3 months Change in 1 year
    2014 2015 2015
    Q4 Q1 Q1
    Principally market sectors 0.0 –0.1 –0.4
    Goods-producing industries excl. Construction –0.3 –0.2 –1.2
    Construction –1.3 –1.0 –4.1
    Services 0.2 0.0 0.2
    of which: Temporary employment* 4.7 –1.7 0.8
    • 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