Jump in unemployment in September, the 17th consecutive increase

Jump in unemployment in September, the 17th consecutive increase

Paris : France | Oct 25, 2012 at 8:24 PM PDT
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PARIS (Reuters) - Unemployment rose for the 17th consecutive month in France in September, the increase in the number of job seekers is the highest since April 2009 in the lighthouse and the number reaching its highest level since March 1999.

Younger workers and older have once again been most affected and the number of long-term unemployed has continued to increase.

The analysis of input employment center suggests that the adjustment of the workforce continues to be primarily on fixed-term contracts and temporary.

Inputs for redundancy by retreating from the previous month, suggesting that the impact of many plans announced in recent months has not yet been taken into account.

In September, the number of jobseekers in category A (those who have exercised no activity) increased by 46,900 (+1.6%) in France to stand at 3,057,900, the highest level for over 13 years.

Over one year, the increase in Class A is 10.1%.

"This is like a ship at full speed," said Labour Minister Michel Sapin, which provides that rising unemployment, will continue in the coming months.

He said on Canal + that the goal of reversing the curve of unemployment by the end of 2013 was "reasonable", revisiting the passage commitment François Hollande gets this reversal in one year.


Michel Sapin recalled in a statement the measures taken by the government as the "jobs of the future" and "generation contract" as well as the ongoing negotiations between the social partners on better "job security".

Taking into account persons engaged reduced (B and C), the number of unemployed raised by 0.5% in September, and 20,900 more people to reach 4,515,500 (+8.3% over one year).

With overseas departments, the number of job seekers in categories A, B and C was 4,797,200 in late September.

Older and younger were the most affected.

The number of job seekers aged over 50 has increased by 2.3% in group A (17.5% yoy) and 1.4% in A, B, C (15, 4% a year).

The number of job seekers aged less than 25 year old has meanwhile increased by 2.2% in group A (10.6% yoy) and 0.8% in A, B, C (+ 8.9% a year).

The number of long-term unemployed (registered for more than one year) rose 1.3% in groups A, B and C (10.1% yoy), while the number of people registered for less a year was stable (+7.1% yoy).

Entries employment center for the purpose of temporary contracts increased 1.3% over the month, for the temporary assignment of 2.8% and "other dismissals" of 2.7%. Entries for redundancies fell 7.6%.

Meanwhile, the number of vacancies collected by Pôle emploi fell 4.4% in France (-17.0% yoy), the number of vacancies for a period of more than six months dropping markedly greater that offers shorter.

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