French jobless rate remains stable

29th October 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Oct 29 (AFP) - France's jobless rate held stable in September at 9.9 percent of the workforce compared with August, the Labour Ministry reported here Friday.

PARIS, Oct 29 (AFP) - France's jobless rate held stable in September at 9.9 percent of the workforce compared with August, the Labour Ministry reported here Friday.

But it said the actual number of job-seekers fell 0.3 percent to 2,446,200, a decrease that reflected a decline in the number of people available and willing to take a full-time job.

The jobless rate and the number of unemployed are calculated according to different methods, with the former carried out in accordance with International Labour Organisation guidelines.

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