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The latest data published by the official government job centres (Pole Emploi) reveals that the number of category A (Unemployed) job seekers registered with the job centres in June 2010 fell by -0.3% or -8,600 individuals to 2,691,000 compared to the previous month. Compared to June 2009, it was up by +6.9%.
Registered job seekers in categories B (work for up to 78 hours per month) and C (work for more than 78 hours per month) amounted to 1,267,500 in June 2010.
Job seekers in categories A, B and C in total amounted to 3,958,500 in France only and to 4,201,100 in France plus the overseas dominions.
Registered job seekers in categories D (unemployed but not looking for a job) and E (unemployed with a job offer), in France only, amounted to 605,700 in June 2010.
Christine Lagarde, Minister for the Economy, commented "I am very pleased about this fall in unemployment, which confirms the general stabilisation of the labour market since the beginning of the year."
The full unemployment classification by category is as follows:
B: Work for up to 78 hours per month
C: Work for more than 78 hours per month
D: Unemployed but not looking for a job
E: Unemployed with a job offer
To read the full statistics in French language please click here