In Q1 2016, payroll employment incrased again (flash estimate)Flash estimate of payroll employment - 1st Quarter 2016

In Q1 2016, payroll employment continued to increase in non-farm market sectors, at virtually the same pace as in the previous quarter (+24,400 jobs, that is +0.2% q-o-q, after +31,800 jobs in Q4 2015). Year-on-year, it rose by 106,700 jobs (+0.7%), thanks to the tertiary sector.

In Q1 2016, payroll employment continued to increase in non-farm market sectors, at virtually the same pace as in the previous quarter (+24,400 jobs, that is +0.2% q-o-q, after +31,800 jobs in Q4 2015). Year-on-year, it rose by 106,700 jobs (+0.7%), thanks to the tertiary sector.

Employment continued to drop in industry (−12,600 jobs , i.e. −0.4% in Q1 2016). In construction, job losses eased (−3 800 jobs , i.e. −0.3% after −0.5% in the previous quarter). Year-on-year, industry shed more jobs (−41,100) than construction (−28,200).

By contrast, overall tertiary-sector employment continued to increase in Q1 2016 (+0.4%, that is +40 800 jobs, after +0.4% in Q4 2015). Excluding temporary work, employment in services accelerated slightly (+0.4%, i.e. +38, 800 jobs, after +0,3% in the previous quarter). Over a year, excluding temporary work, employment in services increased by 117,800 that is +1.1%. All in all, employment in non-farm market sectors excluding temporary work increased over a year (+48,500 jobs).

Temporary employment slowed

After three quarters of step rise, temporary employment decelerated clearly in Q1 2016 (+2,000 jobs that is +0.3%). Year-on-year, it increased strongly (+58,200 jobs, +11.0%).

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
In 3 months In 1 year Level
2015 2016 2016 2016
Q4 Q1 Q1 Q1
Principally market sectors 31.8 24.4 106.7 15,972.1
Goods-producing industries excl. Construction –8.4 –12.6 –41.1 3,108.0
Construction –6.6 –3.8 –28.2 1,309.6
Services 46.8 40.8 176.0 11,554.5
of which: Temporary employment* 18.9 2.0 58.2 588.2
    SA data in %
    Change in percentage points
    In 3 months In 1 year
    2015 2016 2016
    Q4 Q1 Q1
    Principally market sectors 0.2 0.2 0.7
    Goods-producing industries excl. Construction –0.3 –0.4 –1.3
    Construction –0.5 –0.3 –2.1
    Services 0.4 0.4 1.5
    of which: Temporary employment* 3.3 0.3 11.0
    • 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