In Q4 2016, market employment continued to rise (flash estimate)Flash estimate of payroll employment - fourth quarter 2016

In Q4 2016, payroll employment increased in the non-farm market sectors (+0.4%) for the seventh consecutive quarter. The net job creation reached +62,200 after +52,400 jobs in the previous quarter. Year on year, payroll employment increased by +1.2% in the principally market sectors (+191,700 jobs).

Employment declined at the same pace as in the previous quarter in industry (−0.2%, i.e. −4,700 jobs). In construction, it decreased slightly (−0.1%, i.e. −1,900 jobs after 0.0% in Q3 2016). Year on year, industry shed −23,200 jobs and construction shed −5,700 jobs.

Overall tertiary-sector employment continued to increase (+0.6%, that is +68,800 jobs, after +0.5%). In services excluding temporary work, net job creation was similar to the previous quarter (+31,600 jobs, i.e. +0.3%, after +26,600 in Q3 2016). Over a year, excluding temporary work, employment in services increased by +1.4% that is 151,300 jobs.

All in all, employment in the non-farm market sectors excluding temporary work increased by 0.8% over a year (+122,400 jobs).

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In Q4 2016, payroll employment increased in the non-farm market sectors (+0.4%) for the seventh consecutive quarter. The net job creation reached +62,200 after +52,400 jobs in the previous quarter. Year on year, payroll employment increased by +1.2% in the principally market sectors (+191,700 jobs).

Employment declined at the same pace as in the previous quarter in industry (−0.2%, i.e. −4,700 jobs). In construction, it decreased slightly (−0.1%, i.e. −1,900 jobs after 0.0% in Q3 2016). Year on year, industry shed −23,200 jobs and construction shed −5,700 jobs.

Overall tertiary-sector employment continued to increase (+0.6%, that is +68,800 jobs, after +0.5%). In services excluding temporary work, net job creation was similar to the previous quarter (+31,600 jobs, i.e. +0.3%, after +26,600 in Q3 2016). Over a year, excluding temporary work, employment in services increased by +1.4% that is 151,300 jobs.

All in all, employment in the non-farm market sectors excluding temporary work increased by 0.8% over a year (+122,400 jobs).

Temporary work remained dynamic

Temporary work continued to increase strongly (+6.0% that is +37,200 jobs, after +5.3%). Year-on-year, it increased steeply (+11.8%, +69,300 jobs).

Table1 – 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
Q3 Q4 Q4 Q4
Principally market sectors 52.4 62.2 191.7 16, 158.9
Industry -4.7 -4.7 -23.2 3, 099.0
Construction -0.3 -1.9 -5.7 1, 308.7
Services 57.4 68.8 220.6 11, 751.3
of which: Temporary work* 30.8 37.2 69.3 654.1
  • How to read it: In Q4 2016, net job creation in services amounted
  • to 68.800 jobs from the previous quarter.

Table2 – 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
Q3 Q4 Q4
Principally market sectors 0.3 0.4 1.2
Industry -0.2 -0.2 -0.7
Construction 0.0 -0.1 -0.4
Services 0.5 0.6 1.9
of which: Temporary work* 5.3 6.0 11.8
  • (*) Temporary workers are recorded in services, regardless of the
  • sector in which they carry out their mission effectively.
  • Scope : principally market sectors excluding agriculture ; Metropolitan France.
  • Sources: INSEE and DARES