7 February 2020
N° 2020-33

In Q4 2019, private payroll employment increased by 0.2% (flash estimate)Flash estimate of payroll employment - fourth quarter 2019

In Q4 2019, private payroll employment increased by 0.2%. This increase is comparable to that of the previous quarter: +40,700 net jobs after +33,200 jobs.

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Informations rapides  No 33 - February 2020

Private payroll employment increased by 0.2% as in the third quarter

In Q4 2019, private payroll employment increased by 0.2%. This increase is comparable to that of the previous quarter: +40,700 net jobs after +33,200 jobs. Over the year as a whole in 2019, private payroll employment rose by 1.1% (that is +210,000 jobs). It was slightly more dynamic in 2019 than in 2018 (+163,000 jobs) but significantly less than in 2017 (+329,700 jobs). Excluding temporary employment, private employment rose by: +0.3% over the quarter (that is +48,100 jobs) and by +1.2% over the year (that is +216,300 jobs).

Private payroll employment grew strongly again in construction: +0.6% in Q4 2019, as in the previous quarter (that is +8,100 jobs after +8,900 jobs). It was almost stable in industry: –0.1% (that is –1,700 jobs), after 0.0%. Year on year, private payroll employment increased by 42,200 in construction and by 7,900 in industry.

Private employment increased in market services: +0.3% (that is +31,800 jobs), after +0.2% (that is +22,500 jobs) in the previous quarter, bringing its rise to 1,3% over a year (that is +155,000). Excluding temporary employment, the increase over the quarter is similar (+0.3%) and barely more dynamic over the year (+1.4%). Private employment in non-market services is almost stable over the quarter (+0.1 %) and stable over the year (0.0%).

Temporary employment declined again

Temporary employment went down again: –0.9% after –0.4% in the previous quarter (that is –7,400 jobs after –3,500). Year on year, it decreased by 0.8% (that is –6,300 jobs).

Private payroll employment change – in thousands

SA data in thousands
Private payroll employment change – in thousands (SA data in thousands) - How to read it: In Q4 2019, net private job creation in market services amounted to 31.800 jobs from the previous quarter.
Change in thousands in 3 months Change in thousands in 1 year Level
2019 2019 2019 2019
Q3 Q4 Q4 Q4
Agriculture 1.8 0.5 3.7 296.5
Goods-producing industries excl. Construction 1.0 -1.7 7.9 3,106.8
Construction 8.9 8.1 42.2 1,427.1
Market services 22.5 31.8 155.0 12,327.3
Temporary employment (*) -3.5 -7.4 -6.3 778.5
Excluding temporary employment 26.0 39.2 161.3 11,548.9
Non-market services -1.0 2.0 1.2 2,501.6
Total Private 33.2 40.7 210.0 19,659.4
  • (*) Temporary workers are recorded in services, regardless of the sector in which they carry out their mission effectively.
  • How to read it: In Q4 2019, net private job creation in market services amounted to 31.800 jobs from the previous quarter.
  • Scope: private payroll employment; France, excluding Mayotte.
  • Sources : Insee and Dares

Private payroll employment change – in percentage points

SA data in %
Private payroll employment change – in percentage points (SA data in %)
Change in percentage points in 3 months Change in percentage points in 1 year
2019 2019 2019
Q3 Q4 Q4
Agriculture 0.6 0.2 1.3
Goods-producing industries excl. Construction 0.0 -0.1 0.3
Construction 0.6 0.6 3.0
Market services 0.2 0.3 1.3
Temporary employment (*) -0.4 -0.9 -0.8
Excluding temporary employment 0.2 0.3 1.4
Non-market services 0.0 0.1 0.0
Total Private 0.2 0.2 1.1
  • (*) 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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