In Q2 2016, payroll employment increased once again (flash estimate)Flash estimate of payroll employment - 2nd quarter 2016

In Q2 2016, payroll employment continued to increase in non-farm market sectors (+0.2%). With 24,100 jobs created, it increased slightly less than in the previous quarter (+37,300 jobs). Year-on-year, it rose by +0.9% (+143,300 jobs).

In Q2 2016, payroll employment continued to increase in non-farm market sectors (+0.2%). With 24,100 jobs created, it increased slightly less than in the previous quarter (+37,300 jobs). Year-on-year, it rose by +0.9% (+143,300 jobs).

Employment continued to drop in industry in Q2 2016 (−0.3%, i.e −9,700 jobs). In construction, job losses resumed (−0.3%, i.e. −3,500 jobs after +0.1% in the previous quarter). Year-on-year, industry shed more jobs (−33,900) than construction (−13,400).

By contrast, overall tertiary-sector employment continued to increase in Q2 2016, although it slowed down (+0.3%, that is +37,300 jobs, after +0.4% in Q1 2016). This increase is due to employment in services excluding temporary work (+0.3%, i.e. +37, 800 jobs, after +0,4% in Q1 2016). Over a year, excluding temporary work, employment in services increased by +1.4% that is 155,100 jobs. All in all, employment in non-farm market sectors excluding temporary work increased over a year (+107,800 jobs).

Temporary employment stabilized

Temporary employment stabilized in Q2 2016 (-500 jobs that is -0.1%). Year-on-year, it increased (+6.5%, +35,500 jobs).

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
2016 2016 2016 2016
Q1 Q2 Q2 Q2
Principally market sectors 37.3 24.1 143.3 16,042.5
Goods-producing industries excl. construction -8.4 -9.7 -33.9 3,107.4
Construction 0.8 -3.5 -13.4 1,315.0
Services 44.9 37.3 190.6 11,620.1
of which: Temporary employment* -1.0 -0.5 35.5 585.1
    SA data in %
    Change in percentage points
    In 3 months In 1 year
    2015 2016 2016
    Q1 Q2 Q2
    Principally market sectors 0.2 0.2 0.9
    Goods-producing industries excl. construction -0.3 -0.3 -1.1
    Construction 0.1 -0.3 -1.0
    Services 0.4 0.3 1.7
    of which: Temporary employment* -0.2 -0.1 6.5
    • *The temporary employment estimate by DARES for the Q1 2016 has been revised by –3,000 jobs since the publication on 09/06/2016.
    • Sources: INSEE and DARES