In Q3 2016, payroll employment continued to increase, driven by temporary work (flash estimate)Flash estimate of payroll employment - third quarter 2016

In Q3 2016, payroll employment continued to increase in the non-farm market sectors (+0.3%). With 52,200 net new jobs, it increased more than in the previous quarter (+29,500 jobs). This acceleration is driven by the temporary employment (+5.1%, that is +29,600 jobs, after 0.0% in Q2 2016). Year-on-year, payroll employment rose by +0.9% (+145,100 jobs).

Employment continued to drop in industry (−0.3%, i.e. −9,100 jobs). In construction, it stabilised (0.0%, i.e. +300 jobs after −0.2% in the previous quarter). Year-on-year, industry shed more jobs (−33,100) than construction (−7,100).

Overall tertiary-sector employment speeded up (+0.5%, that is +60,900 jobs, after +0.4% in Q2 2016). However, in services excluding temporary work, net job creation was a little lower than in the previous quarter (+31, 300 jobs, i.e. +0.3% after +0.4% in Q2 2016). Over a year, excluding temporary work, employment in services increased by +1.2% that is 136,300 jobs. All in all, employment in the non-farm market sectors excluding temporary work increased by 0.6% over a year (+96,100 jobs).

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Paru le : 10/11/2016
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In Q3 2016, payroll employment continued to increase in the non-farm market sectors (+0.3%). With 52,200 net new jobs, it increased more than in the previous quarter (+29,500 jobs). This acceleration is driven by the temporary employment (+5.1%, that is +29,600 jobs, after 0.0% in Q2 2016). Year-on-year, payroll employment rose by +0.9% (+145,100 jobs).

Employment continued to drop in industry (−0.3%, i.e. −9,100 jobs). In construction, it stabilised (0.0%, i.e. +300 jobs after −0.2% in the previous quarter). Year-on-year, industry shed more jobs (−33,100) than construction (−7,100).

Overall tertiary-sector employment speeded up (+0.5%, that is +60,900 jobs, after +0.4% in Q2 2016). However, in services excluding temporary work, net job creation was a little lower than in the previous quarter (+31, 300 jobs, i.e. +0.3% after +0.4% in Q2 2016). Over a year, excluding temporary work, employment in services increased by +1.2% that is 136,300 jobs. All in all, employment in the non-farm market sectors excluding temporary work increased by 0.6% over a year (+96,100 jobs).

Temporary work increased strongly

Temporary work rebounded (+5.1% that is +29,600 jobs), after two quarters of near stability. Year-on-year, it increased sharply (+8.6%, +49,000 jobs).

Tableau1 – 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
2016 2016 2016 2016
Q2 Q3 Q3 Q3
Principally market sectors 29,5 52,2 145,1 16 067,0
Goods-producing industries excl. Construction –9,5 –9,1 –33,1 3 097,3
Construction –2,8 0,3 –7,1 1 310,2
Services 41,9 60,9 185,3 11 659,5
of which: Temporary work* 0,0 29,6 49,0 616,0

Tableau2 – Payroll employment change in the non-farm market sectors

SA data in %
Payroll employment change in the non-farm market sectors
Change in percentage points
In 3 months In 1 year
2016 2016 2016
Q2 Q3 Q3
Principally market sectors 0,2 0,3 0,9
Goods-producing industries excl. Construction –0,3 –0,3 –1,1
Construction –0,2 0,0 –0,5
Services 0,4 0,5 1,6
of which: Temporary work* 0,0 5,1 8,6
  • Estimates from models elaborated by INSEE and DARES based on the Acemo survey data.
  • * Temporary work estimates by DARES are calculated from monthly temporary lists collected by Pôle emploi.
  • Sources: INSEE and DARES