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The latest statistics for the fourth quarter of 2009 published today by the French government's official job centres (Pole Emploi) reveal that 83.9% of private sector workers in companies of more than ten employees (excluding agriculture) were full-time employees, 16.1% were on part-time arrangements.
The monthly basic salary index for all French workers (SMB) was up by 0.2% on the previous quarter. Compared to Q4 2009, the index was up by 1.9%.
As a comparison, the consumer price index (excluding tobacco) was up by 0.4% on the previous quarter and up by 0.8% compared to Q4 2008.
At the end of December 2009, 6.8% of workers had fixed term contracts (CDD). In companies, which employ between 10 and 19 people, 8.5% of staff worked on fixed term contracts. In companies, which employ 500 or more people, 6.3% of staff worked on fixed term contracts.
In machinery and equipment manufacturing, only 2.3% of staff had fixed term contracts, compared to 9.7% in the hotel and restaurant sectors, 12% in the public sector and 16.4% in the private services sector.
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