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France - Temporary jobs fall sharply

15 August 2013

In the second quarter of 2013, the number of temporary jobs fell by -5.1% compared with a year ago, equating to a loss of 27,600 jobs year-on-year, according to National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Insee). This comes after temporary job growth of +2.6% during the first quarter of the year, which equated to 13,300 new temporary jobs being created.

Compared to the first quarter of 2013 the number of temporary jobs fell by -0.7%, a loss of 3,600 positions. Temporary jobs during Q2 accounted for 3.25% of all jobs; 518,800 temporary jobs compared with 15.9 million permanent positions.

Despite the reduction in the number of temporary jobs, the overall increase in the number of temporary positions during the first half of the year has ended the downward temporary recruitment trend that began mid-2011.

Permanent jobs across all three principal market segments shrank to lesser degrees than temporary jobs. Compared with a year ago, permanent industry jobs fell by -1.3%, permanent construction jobs fell by -1.8%, and permanent service jobs fell by -0.4%. 

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