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According to the latest quarterly Labour Market Conditions Survey for Q1 2010 published by Dares on behalf of the French government, the number of hours worked overtime by permanent workers in companies with more than 10 employees was up by +9.6% when compared to Q1 2009.
The number of hours worked overtime by permanent employees varied significantly according to the size of the company they worked for. Overtime was down by -0.7% in companies with between 10 and 19 employees. It was up by +7.1% in companies with between 20 and 49 employees and up by +10.1% in companies with between 50 and 99 employees.
Overtime was also up in companies with between 100 and 249 employees (+9.3%) and it rose by +25.4% in companies with between 250 and 499 employees. The number of hours worked overtime fell by -2.6% in companies with more than 500 employees.
Overtime was up by +56.2% in the transportation manufacturing industry but it fell by -35.1% in the real estate sector.
To read the full survey in French language please click here