French unemployment falls to 9.8 pct

31st August 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS,, Aug 31 (AFP) - The number of people registered without work in France fell by half a percentage point to 2.441 million in July after rising for four months, the labour ministry said on Tuesday.

PARIS,, Aug 31 (AFP) - The number of people registered without work in France fell by half a percentage point to 2.441 million in July after rising for four months, the labour ministry said on Tuesday.  

The data is the latest signal that the French economy is recovering firmly although there has been concern that the pick-up was generating relatively few jobs.  

The unemployment rate, calculated differently according to International Labour Organisation methods, fell by 0.1 percentage points to 9.8 percent of the workforce.

 

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