France: Unemployment rate

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 France

Unemployment rate, percent

 Latest value 7.6
 Reference February 2024
 Measure percent
 Data availability January 2003 - February 2024
 Average 8.87
 Min - Max 6.5 - 11
 Source Eurostat
For that indicator, we provide data for France from January 2003 to February 2024. The average value for France during that period was 8.87 percent with a minimum of 6.5 percent in May 2020 and a maximum of 11 percent in January 2013. Click on the following link to see the values of Unemployment rate, percent around the world.
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France - Unemployment rate  - recent values

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France - Unemployment rate  - historical chart - 2003-2024
Measure: percent
Source: Eurostat


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Definition: The unemployment rate represents the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 31.67 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 7.31 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 7.37 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 7.52 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 15.68 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 56.28 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 48.80 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 52.78 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 60.11 2023 percent
 Self-employment 13.09 2022 percent
 Employment 28.60 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 7.50 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 109.00 Q3/2023 index points
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