paris (reuters) – the unemployment rate is calculated according to the standards of the international labour office (ilo) fell by 0.1 points in the second quarter, in metropolitan france, to 9.2%, according to data released thursday by the insee.
including the overseas departments (excluding mayotte), it is also a decrease of 0.1 percentage points in the first quarter, up to 9.5%.
regardless of the area, the unemployment rate falls to the level of the beginning of 2012.
this is slightly higher than anticipated by insee, which had an unemployment rate of 9.6% in france (overseas departments), in its latest forecast, mid, published at the end of june.
over the course of a year, the fall in the unemployment rate is 0.5% for metropolitan france and france.
on the basis of the criteria of the ilo, which allows international comparisons, the number of unemployed persons amounted to 2.7 million in metropolitan france, on average, in the second quarter, 20000 persons less than in the previous quarter.
as a comparison, the number of job seekers without any activity (category a) included in the unemployment reached 3.48 million at the end of june.
the decline in the second quarter was in the 25 to 49 years, the unemployment rate fell 0.3 – 0.6 points over one year), as well as the 50 and over (- 0.3 percentage point in the quarter on a year).
in contrast to the general trend, the unemployment rate among young people has increased, however, by 0.9 percentage point over the quarter, while it flows from 1.1% in one year.
among the unemployed, the number of people claiming to seek employment for at least one year amounted to 1.2 million in the second quarter, the insee. the longterm unemployment rate in france amounted to 4.0% of the working population, 0.1 percentage points less than 0.3 percentage point of the quarter and a year ago.
this rate falls to the level of early 2014, so that it was from that date between 4.2% and 4.3%, the highest since the start of the series in 2003.
the employment rate of the 15-64 years of age enrolled in increase of 0.5% compared to the end of march. was 65.3%, it reached its highest level since 1980, and progress for all age groups, especially the elderly (+ 0.8 percentage points in the quarter, + 1.2 percentage points in one year).
according to the statistics, in the second quarter, the employment rate of the 15-64 years contract of indefinite duration was 48.9% (+ 0.3 percentage point compared to the previous quarter (+ 0.1 of a year). the fixedterm contract or temporary remained stable over the quarter and is 0.4 percentage point in a year, to 7.8%.
in the quarter, the rate of full time employment increased by 0.3 percentage point to 53.3% (+ 0.5 percentage point over a year) and part-time has increased by 0.2 percentage points in the quarter and a year ago, to 12.0%.
the institute has also identified some 1.5 million people who work and not be considered unemployed in the ilo, because they are not immediately available, or that they do not actively seek it.
the people, called “halo of unemployment”, has been compared to the first quarter, and all is little changed over the course of a year (2000).
(aluminum rivet, edited by wilfrid exbrayat)
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