Insee conjoncture
10 mai 2019
N° 2019-

In Q1 2019, private payroll employment increased again by +0,3 % (flash estimate)Flash estimate of payroll employment - first quarter 2019

In Q1 2019, private payroll employment increased by +0.3%, at the same pace than in the previous quarter, that is +66,400 jobs after +54,000 jobs in Q4 2018.

Private payroll employment increased by 0.3%, as in the previous quarter

In Q1 2019, private payroll employment increased by +0.3%, at the same pace than in the previous quarter, that is +66,400 jobs after +54,000 jobs in Q4 2018. Year on year, private payroll employment rose by +0.9% (that is +173,700 jobs) after +0,8% in Q4 2018. Excluding temporary employment, it increased by +0.3% over the quarter (that is +54,300 jobs) and by +1.0% over the year (that is +185,500 jobs).

Private payroll employment increased steadily again in construction (+0.6% or +7,900 jobs in Q1 2019, after +0.5 %) and moderately in industry (+0.2% as in the previous quarter, that is +4,900 jobs). Year on year, private employment increased by 24,900 in construction and by 12,400 in industry.

In Q1 2019, in market services, private employment continued to increase strongly: +0.4% (that is +50,200 jobs), after +0.3% in Q4 2018, bringing its rise to 127,500 over a year. Excluding temporary employment, the increase was slightly lower: +0.3% (that is +38,100 jobs), after +0.4% in the previous quarter. Private employment in non-market services increased softly again over the quarter (+0.1% after +0.2%) and over a year (+0.2%).

Temporary employment bounced back

In Q1 2019, temporary employment returned to growth: +1.5% after −1.1% (that is +12,100 jobs, after −8,800). However, it remained below its level of Q1 2018 (−1.5%, −11,800 jobs).

Private payroll employment change

SA data in thousands
Private payroll employment change (SA data in thousands)
Change in thousands in 3 months Change in thousands in 1 year Level
2018 2019 2019 2019
T4 T1 T1 T1
Agriculture 0.7 0.4 3.0 302.6
Goods-producing industries excl. Construction 6.3 4.9 12.4 3,101.6
Construction 6.3 7.9 24.9 1,390.6
Market services 35.9 50.2 127.5 12,205.1
of which: Temporary employment (*) -8.8 12.1 -11.8 800.3
Non-market services 4.9 3.0 6.0 2,495.6
Total Private 54.0 66.4 173.7 19,495.5
  • How to read it: In Q1 2019, net private job creation in market services amounted to 50.200 jobs from the previous quarter.
  • (*) 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

Payroll employment change in the non-farm market sectors

SA data in %
Payroll employment change in the non-farm market sectors (SA data in %)
Change in percentage points Change in thousands in 1 year
2018 2019 2019
T4 T1 T1
Agriculture 0.2 0.1 1.0
Goods-producing industries excl. Construction 0.2 0.2 0.4
Construction 0.5 0.6 1.8
Market services 0.3 0.4 1.1
of which: Temporary employment (*) -1.1 1.5 -1.5
Non-market services 0.2 0.1 0.2
Total Private 0.3 0.3 0.9
  • (*) 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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