The unemployment rate increased in Q3 2014ILO Unemployment and Labour Market-related indicators (Labour Force Survey results) - 3rd Quarter 2014

In Q3 2014, the average ILO unemployment rate in metropolitan France and overseas departments stood at 10.4%, after 10.1% in Q2 2014. In metropolitan France only, with 2.8 million people, 9.9% of the active population was unemployed. The unemployment rate increased by 0.2 percentage points q-o-q in metropolitan France, and returned back to its Q3 2013 level.

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Paru le : 12/04/2014
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Unemployment rate

The unemployment rate increased in Q3 2014

In Q3 2014, the average ILO unemployment rate in metropolitan France and overseas departments stood at 10.4%, after 10.1% in Q2 2014. In metropolitan France only, with 2.8 million people, 9.9% of the active population was unemployed. The unemployment rate increased by 0.2 percentage points q-o-q in metropolitan France, and returned back to its Q3 2013 level.

graph_cho_nvIR – ILO-unemployment rate

  • Estimation close to +/-0.3 point of the level of unemployment rate and of its quarterly variations
  • Covers the population of people living in households, people aged 15 years or more
  • Source: INSEE, Labour Force Survey

Among inactive people, 1.4 million wish to work but they are not considered as unemployed: they are part of the unemployment’s halo. The number of people in the unemployment’s halo rose by 40,000 in Q3 2014, and by 70,000 over the year.

tab_cho_nvIR – ILO-unemployment rate in metropolitan France

Seasonally adjusted, average over quarter
ILO-unemployment rate in metropolitan France
ILO-unemployment rate (%) Variation in point Thousands
2014Q2 2014Q3 (p)* over quarter over year 2014Q3 (p)*
Total 9.7 9.9 0.2 0.0 2 841
15-24 years 22.7 23.7 1.0 -0.1 635
25-49 years 9.1 9.3 0.2 0.1 1 674
50 years and more 6.5 6.7 0.2 0.1 532
Men 9.9 10.1 0.2 0.0 1 502
15-24 years 23.8 24.4 0.6 0.9 358
25-49 years 9.1 9.4 0.3 0.1 880
50 years and more 6.7 6.5 -0.2 -0.3 265
Women 9.4 9.7 0.3 0.0 1 339
15-24 years 21.4 22.9 1.5 -1.4 277
25-49 years 9.2 9.2 0.0 0.2 794
50 years and more 6.4 6.8 0.4 0.3 268
  • *(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

graph_halo_IR – People in unemployment's halo

  • 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

tab_partpop_nvIR – ILO employment, unemployment and activity in the population aged 15-64 years

Seasonally adjusted, average over quarter
ILO employment, unemployment and activity in the population aged 15-64 years
% of people in the age group Variation in point Thousands (1)
2014Q2 2014Q3 (p)* Over quarter Over year 2014Q3 (p)*
Employed people 64.2 64.1 -0.1 -0.1 25 487
Full-time equivalent employment rate 59.5 59.5 0.0 -0.1 23 649
Men 67.6 67.5 -0.1 -0.4 13 198
Women 61.0 60.8 -0.2 0.2 12 289
15-24 years 28.3 27.9 -0.4 -0.4 2 039
25-49 years 80.5 80.4 -0.1 -0.6 16 271
50-64 years 58.6 58.8 0.2 1.1 7 177
Included : 55-64 years 46.9 47.2 0.3 1.4 3 748
Core employment rate of 55-64 years 46.5 46.8 0.3 1.2
Unemployed persons 6.9 7.1 0.2 0.0 2 836
Men 7.5 7.7 0.2 0.0 1 499
Women 6.4 6.6 0.2 0.1 1 337
15-24 years 8.3 8.7 0.4 -0.2 635
25-49 years 8.1 8.3 0.2 0.1 1 674
50-64 years 4.2 4.3 0.1 0.1 527
Included : 55-64 years 3.6 3.7 0.1 0.2 297
Active people 71.2 71.2 0.0 -0.1 28 323
Men 75.1 75.2 0.1 -0.4 14 697
Women 67.3 67.4 0.1 0.3 13 627
15-24 years 36.6 36.6 0.0 -0.6 2 674
25-49 years 88.6 88.6 0.0 -0.5 17 945
50-64 years 62.8 63.1 0.3 1.2 7 704
Included : 55-64 years 50.5 50.9 0.4 1.6 4 045
Active life expectancy of 55-64 years (years) 5.0 5.0 0.0 0.1
  • *(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 the previous table (which covers the total population).
  • Source: INSEE, Labour Force Survey

The employment rate of the population aged 15-64 years decreased by 0.1 percentage points in Q3 2014, and stood at 64.1%.

Permanent contracts employment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points in Q3 2014, at 48.9% of the population aged 15-64. Temporary contracts employment rate hold firm, at 6.9%.

The activity rate of people aged 15-64 was also steady in Q3 2014 and stood at 71.2% (-0.1 percentage points y-o-y).

Underemployment concerns 6.5% of employed people

In Q3 2014, 6.5% of the persons employed were underemployed, increasing by 0.3 percentage points.

Slack work stood at 0.5% of the persons employed. It rose by 0.2 percentage points over the quarter.

Tab_ssemp_nvIR – ILO underemployment

Seasonally adjusted, average over quarter
ILO underemployment
ILO underemployment rate (%) Variation in point Thousands
2014Q2 2014Q3 (p)* Over a quarter Over a year 2014Q3 (p)*
Total 6.2 6.5 0.3 0.1 1 661
Included : slack work 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.2 119
Men 3.4 3.7 0.3 0.2 494
Women 9.3 9.4 0.1 -0.3 1 167
  • *(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 Q2 2014 is not revised compared to the temporary publication of September 2014.