In Q4 2015, payroll employment incrased (flash estimate)Flash estimate of payroll employment - 4th quarter 2015

In Q4 2015, payroll employment increased in non-farm market sectors (+26,400 jobs, that is +0.2% q-o-q, after -900 jobs in the previous quarter). Year-on-year, it rose by 47,100 jobs (+0.3%).

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Paru le : 02/12/2016

In Q4 2015, payroll employment increased in non-farm market sectors (+26,400 jobs, that is +0.2% q-o-q, after −900 jobs in the previous quarter). Year-on-year, it rose by 47,100 jobs (+0.3%).

Employment continued to drop in industry (−8,900 jobs , i.e. −0.3% in Q4 2015) and in construction (−7 800 jobs , i.e. −0.6%) . However, these declines were smaller than in the previous quarter. Year-on-year, these two sectors lost a similar number of jobs (−41,400 in industry and −39,600 in construction).

Conversely, employment in services accelarated in Q4 2015 (+0.4%, that is +43 100 jobs, after +0.2% in Q3 2015). Excluding temporary work, employment in services also picked up again (+ 0.2%, i.e. +23 900 jobs, after +0,1% in the previous quarter). Over a year, excluding temporary work, employment in non-farm market sectors was virtually stable (+2,900 jobs).

Temporary employment growth remained strong

Temporary employment continued to increase in Q4 2015 (+19,100 jobs that is +3.4%), at nearly the same pace as in Q3 2015 (+3.0%). Year-on-year, it increased sharply (+44,200 jobs, +8.2%).

tableau_1 – Payroll employment change in the non-farm market sectors

SA data in thousands
Payroll employment change in the non-farm market sectors
Change in thousands Level
in 3 months in 1 year
2015 2015 2015 2015
Q3 Q4 Q4 Q4
Principally market sectors −0.9 26.4 47.1 15,874.3
Goods-producing industries excl. Construction −14.6 −8.9 −41.4 3,098.8
Construction −10.2 −7.8 −39.6 1,309.9
Services 23.9 43.1 128.1 11,465.5
of which: Temporary employment* 16.4 19.1 44.2 585.4

    tableau_2 –  

    SA data in %
     
    Change in percentage points
    in 3 months in 1 year
    2015 2015 2015
    Q3 Q4 Q4
    Principally market sectors 0,0 0.2 0.3
    Goods-producing industries excl. Construction −0.5 −0.3 −1.3
    Construction −0.8 −0.6 −2.9
    Services 0.2 0.4 1.1
    of which: Temporary employment* 3.0 3.4 8.2
    • 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