Insee conjoncture
13 février 2018
N° 2018-35

In Q4 2017, private payroll employment continued to increase (flash estimate)Flash estimate of payroll employment - fourth quarter 2017

In Q4 2017, private payroll employment continued to increase following the same path than in the previous quarters : +0.3%, that is +53,300 jobs after +49,600 in Q3 2017. Year on year, private payroll employment increased by +1.3% (that is +253,500 jobs). Excluding temporary employment, it increased over the quarter by +0.2% (that is +45,200 jobs) and by +1.1% over the year (+208,000 jobs).

Private payroll employment continued to increase in agriculture (+0.2%, +500 jobs) and accelerated in construction (+0.4%, +4,900 jobs, after +0.1%). It stabilised in industry (0.0%, that is −400 jobs). Year on year, private employment increased by 21,300 in construction, whereas it dipped by 10,000 in industry.

In Q4 2017, in market services, private employment increased strongly again: +0.4% (that is +53,200 jobs), as in Q3 2017. Excluding temporary employment, the increase remained pronounced: +0.4%, after +0.3%. Private employment in non-market services decreased by 0.2% over the quarter (after +0.1% in the previous quarter) but still increased over a year (+0.5%, that is +12,900 jobs).

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No 35
Paru le : 13/02/2018
Prochaine parution le : 08/02/2019 at 08:45 - fourth quarter 2018

In Q4 2017, private payroll employment continued to increase following the same path than in the previous quarters : +0.3%, that is +53,300 jobs after +49,600 in Q3 2017. Year on year, private payroll employment increased by +1.3% (that is +253,500 jobs). Excluding temporary employment, it increased over the quarter by +0.2% (that is +45,200 jobs) and by +1.1% over the year (+208,000 jobs).

Private payroll employment continued to increase in agriculture (+0.2%, +500 jobs) and accelerated in construction (+0.4%, +4,900 jobs, after +0.1%). It stabilised in industry (0.0%, that is −400 jobs). Year on year, private employment increased by 21,300 in construction, whereas it dipped by 10,000 in industry.

In Q4 2017, in market services, private employment increased strongly again: +0.4% (that is +53,200 jobs), as in Q3 2017. Excluding temporary employment, the increase remained pronounced: +0.4%, after +0.3%. Private employment in non-market services decreased by 0.2% over the quarter (after +0.1% in the previous quarter) but still increased over a year (+0.5%, that is +12,900 jobs).

Temporary employment growth remains strong

In Q4 2017, temporary employment increased sharply, as in the previous quarter (+1.1% that is +8,100 jobs, after +1.5% that is +10,500 jobs in Q3 2017). Year on year, temporary employment continued to rise dramatically (+6.6%, +45,500 jobs).

Table1Private payroll employment change

SA data in thousands
Private payroll employment change
Change in thousands Level
In 3 months In 1 year
2017 2017 2017 2017
Q3 Q4 Q4 Q4
Agriculture 0.7 0.5 5.8 292.3
Goods-producing industries excl. Construction –3,0 -0.4 -10.1 3, 084.6
Construction 1.7 4.9 21.3 1, 350.5
Market services 46.7 53.2 223.5 12, 028.9
of which: Temporary employment (*) 10.5 8.1 45.5 734.4
Non-market services 3.3 –5,0 12.9 2, 518.4
Total Private 49.6 53.3 253.5 19, 274.8
  • How to read it: In Q4 2017, net private job creation in market services amounted to 53.200 jobs from the previous quarter.

Table2Payroll 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
2017 2017 2017
Q3 Q4 Q4
Agriculture 0.2 0.2 2,0
Goods-producing industries excl. Construction -0.1 0,0 -0.3
Construction 0.1 0.4 1.6
Market services 0.4 0.4 1.9
of which: Temporary employment (*) 1.5 1.1 6.6
Non-market services 0.1 -0.2 0.5
Total Private 0.3 0.3 1.3
  • (*) Temporary workers are recorded in services, regardless of the sector in which they carry out their mission effectively.
  • Scope: private payroll employment; France, excluding Mayotte.
  • Sources: INSEE and DARES

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