Fractional fall in French unemployment

30th November 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Nov 30 (AFP) - French unemployment fell slightly by 0.1 percent or 1,900 people in October, when the overall jobless rate was unchanged from September at 9.9 percent of the workforce, data showed on Tuesday.

PARIS, Nov 30 (AFP) - French unemployment fell slightly by 0.1 percent or 1,900 people in October, when the overall jobless rate was unchanged from September at 9.9 percent of the workforce, data showed on Tuesday.

The fractional fall in October was reported by the labor ministry while the jobless rate was calculated in accordance with standards set by the International Labor Organisation.

The 0.1 percent decline in October unemployment followed a sharper contraction of 0.3 percent in September.

The number of jobseekers rose 0.1 percent in June before falling 0.5 percent in July and increasing 0.5 percent in August.

© AFP

Subject: French News

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