9 août 2019
N° 2019-207

In Q2 2019, private payroll employment increased by 0.3% (flash estimate)Flash estimate of payroll employment - second quarter 2019

In Q2 2019, private payroll employment increased by 0.3%. It slowed down slightly compared to the previous quarter: +62,100 net jobs after +95,600 jobs in Q1 2019.

Informations rapides
No 207
Paru le : Paru le 09/08/2019
Prochaine parution le : 08/11/2019 at 08:45 - third quarter 2019
Informations rapides  No 207 - août 2019

Private payroll employment increased by 0.3%, slowing down a little compared to the previous quarter

In Q2 2019, private payroll employment increased by 0.3%. It slowed down slightly compared to the previous quarter: +62,100 net jobs after +95,600 jobs in Q1 2019. Year on year, private payroll employment rose by +1.3% (that is +259,400 jobs). Excluding temporary employment, its growth was similar: +0.3% over the quarter (that is +61,100 jobs) and by +1.4% over the year (that is +266,300 jobs).

Private payroll employment increased steadily again in construction: +0.7% in Q2 2019 (thas is +9,800 jobs),after +1.2%. Itbarely slowed down in industry: +0.1% (that is +3,000 jobs), after +0.2% Year on year, private employment increased by 41,400 in construction and by 20,000 in industry.

In Q2 2019, private employment continued to increase sharply in market services: +0.4% (that is +47,500 jobs), after +0.6% in Q1 2019, bringing its rise to 1,5% over a year (that is +186,300). Excluding temporary employment, the increase was comparable: +0.4% (that is +46,500 jobs), after +0.5% in the previous quarter, and +1.7% over a year. Private employment in non-market services remained stable over the quarter, at a slightly higher level than a year ago (+0.3%).

Temporary employment declined slightly over a year

After a rebound in Q1 2019 (+1,3%), temporary employment slowed down sharply: +0.1% (that is +1,000 jobs, after +10,600 jobs). It remained below its level of Q2 2018 (−0.9%, i.e. −6,900 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
2019 2019 2019 2019
Q1 Q2 Q2 Q2
Agriculture 1.2 0.9 3.4 304.0
Goods-producing industries excl. Construction 7.1 3.0 20.0 3,108.9
Construction 16.0 9.8 41.4 1,411.2
Market services 70.4 47.5 186.3 12,284.0
of which: Temporary employment (*) 10.6 1.0 -6.9 798.8
Non-market services 1.1 1.0 8.4 2,495.1
Total Private 95.6 62.1 259.4 19,603.1
  • How to read it: In Q2 2019, net private job creation in market services amounted to 47.500 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
2019 2019 2019
Q1 Q2 Q2
Agriculture 0.4 0.3 1.1
Goods-producing industries excl. Construction 0.2 0.1 0.6
Construction 1.2 0.7 3.0
Market services 0.6 0.4 1.5
of which: Temporary employment (*) 1.3 0.1 -0.9
Non-market services 0.0 0.0 0.3
Total Private 0.5 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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