French jobless rate dips below 10 percent

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PARIS, Aug 30 (AFP) - Unemployment dipped by one percentage point in France in July, to 9.9 percent, the labor ministry said Tuesday.

PARIS, Aug 30 (AFP) - Unemployment dipped by one percentage point in France in July, to 9.9 percent, the labor ministry said Tuesday.

There were 25,600 fewer job seekers in the fourth consecutive easing of the unemployment rate, after reductions of 0.1 percent in April, 0.1 percent in May and 1.4 percent in June.

France now officially counts 2,423,300 jobless people.

The rate had gone above the 10 percent threshold in October 2003, the ministry noted.

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