The increase in employment continued in Q2 2016Payroll employment - 2nd Quarter 2016

In Q2 2016, payroll employment in the non-farm market sectors continued to increase (+29,500 jobs, that is 0.2%, after +21,500 jobs in the previous quarter). The increase is due to employment excluding temporary work (+29,500 jobs, i.e. +0.2%, after +21,100 jobs in Q1 2016). Year-on-year, the principally market sectors created 121,300 jobs (+0.8%).

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Paru le : 08/09/2016
Prochaine parution le : 12/12/2017 at 07:30 - third quarter 2017

Warning: The introduction of the “Déclaration Sociale Nominative” (DSN) to replace the “bordereau récapitulatif des cotisations” (BRC) may affect transitorily the declarative behavior of businesses. During the ramp-up phase of the DSN, adjustments are made in the statistical processing chain of employment estimates to reflect these changes. These changes are likely to generate more revisions than usual to data.

Payroll employment increased again in the market sector

In Q2 2016, payroll employment in the non-farm market sectors continued to increase (+29,500 jobs, that is 0.2%, after +21,500 jobs in the previous quarter). The increase is due to employment excluding temporary work (+29,500 jobs, i.e. +0.2%, after +21,100 jobs in Q1 2016). Year-on-year, the principally market sectors created 121,300 jobs (+0.8%).

The industry and construction continued to destroy more jobs than they created

In Q2 2016, employment continued to decline in industry (−9,500 jobs, that is −0.3%, after –6,500 jobs, in Q1 2016). Similarly, in construction, net job destruction continued (−2,800, that is −0.2%, after –1,900 in the previous quarter. Year-on-year, industry lost 33,100 jobs (−1.1%) whereas construction shed 17,300 jobs (−1.3%).

Job creation accelerated in services, even as in temporary employment stabilised

Temporary employment stabilised for two quarters (stable in Q2 2016 after +400 jobs in Q1 2016). At the same time, employment in services excluding temporary work accelerated (+41,900 jobs, i.e. 0.4 %, after +29,500 in Q1 2016). Overall, the pace of job creation remained dynamic in the market services sector (+41,900 jobs, that is +0.4%, after +29,800 in the previous quarter). Year-on-year, temporary employment was very buoyant (+35,600 jobs, i.e. +6.5%) and the market services sector as a whole expanded by 171,800 jobs (+1.5%)

tableau_1 – Payroll employment change in the competitive sector: thousands…

SA data in thousands
Payroll employment change in the competitive sector: thousands…
Change in 3 months Change in 1 year Level
2016 2016 2016 2016
Q1 Q2 Q2 Q2
Principally market sectors 21.5 29.5 121.3 1,6014.4
Goods-producing industries excl. Construction -6.5 -9.5 -33.1 3,106.4
Manufacturing -5.3 -8.3 -29.7 2,740.1
Construction -1.9 -2.8 -17.3 1,309.9
Services 29.8 41.9 171.8 11,598.1
of which : Temporary employment (**) 0.4 0.0 35.6 585.9
Principally non-market sectors (*) 8.2 2.6 18.4 2,026.0
Total competitive sector (*) 29.7 32.1 139.7 18,040.5
  • How to read it: In Q2 2016, net job creation in services amonted to 41,900 jobs from the previous quarter.

tableau_2 – ... Percentage

SA data in %
... Percentage
Change in 3 months Change in 1 year
2016 2016 2016
Q1 Q2 Q2
Principally market sectors 0.1 0.2 0.8
Goods-producing industries excl. Construction -0.2 -0.3 -1.1
Manufacturing -0.2 -0.3 -1.1
Construction -0.1 -0.2 -1.3
Services 0.3 0.4 1.5
of which : Temporary employment (**) 0.1 0.0 6.5
Principally non-market sectors (*) 0.4 0.1 0.9
Total competitive sector (*) 0.2 0.2 0.8
  • (*) Excl. agriculture and public employees in non-markets sectors (administration, health, education and social activity)
  • (**) Temporary workers are recorded in services, regardless of the sector in which they carry out their mission effectively.
  • Source : INSEE

Graph2 – Variation in payroll employment in the principally market sectors

  • Scope : metropolitan France.
  • Source: INSEE

Revisions

The estimate of employment in principally market sectors in Q1 2016 has been revised down by 15,800 and the estimate of Q2 has been raised by 5,400, compared with the flash estimate released on 12 August 2016.

tableau_4 – Payroll employment change in the competitive sector (*)

SA data in thousands
Payroll employment change in the competitive sector (*)
Code Change in 3 months Change in 1 year Level
Naf 2016 2016 2016 2016
rev.2 Q1 Q2 Q2 Q2
DE Electricity, gas, steam, and air conditioning supply ; water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities -1.2 -1.2 -3.4 366.3
C1 Manufacture of food products beverage and tobacco products 1.8 1.1 4.4 552.2
C2 Manufacture of coke, and refined petroleum products -0.1 -0.1 -0.3 9.2
C3 Manufacture of computer, electronic and electrical products; manufacture of machinery and equipment -3.3 -3.5 -12.1 417.2
C4 Manufacture of transport equipment -0.9 -1.6 -4.4 344.7
C5 Other manufacturing -2.8 -4.2 -17.3 1,416.8
FZ Construction -1.9 -2.8 -17.3 1,309.9
GZ Wholesale and retail trade ; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 5.8 9.0 28.7 3,039.9
HZ Transportation and storage -0.3 8.0 9.2 1,348.9
IZ Accommodation and food service activities 9.8 4.5 24.0 1,021.5
JZ Information and communication -1.6 4.3 7.5 715.8
KZ Financial and insurance activities 0.0 0.6 0.2 851.5
LZ Real estate activities 1.0 0.5 3.3 235.5
MN Professional, scientific and technical activities; administrative and support service activities 9.3 16.3 97.5 3,099.8
of which : Temporary employment 0.4 0.0 35.6 585.9
OQ Public administration and defence ; compulsory social security; education; human health and social work activities 8.2 2.6 18.4 2,026.0
RU Other service activities 5.8 -1.3 1.4 1,285.3
  • (*) Excl. agriculture and public employees in non-markets sectors (administration, health, education and social work activities)
  • Source : INSEE