The unemployment rate in France fell by a tenth in the first quarter of the year to 7.3%, the lowest since early 2008, when the effects of the financial crisis were just beginning to be felt, the National Statistics Institute announced on Tuesday. . INSEE).
The rate of decline between January and March (tenth) was clearly less than last quarterWhen the fall was six tenths, INSEE specified in a statement.
In gross figures, the number of unemployed fell from 18,000 to 2.2 million in the first three months of the year.
By age groups, unemployment experienced a three-tenth increase among young people 15 to 24 years of age, up to 16.3%However, this comes after a sharp drop of 3.5 points in the last three months of 2021.
In contrast, it decreased by two tenths in the group of 25 to 49 years, up to 6.6%and a tenth for those 50 or more years, up to 5.6%.
The unemployment level for men, which fell by two tenths, was comparable to that for women, which remained stable, at 7.3%.
one of Emmanuel Macron’s Promises His re-election campaign as president in April aimed to achieve full employment in France, which, according to his words, was to reduce unemployment in his new term as much as in his first five years in the Elysee, that is, by more than two points. more than a percentage. In practice, this would mean dropping rates to less than 5.3% of the active population.
The unemployment rate in France has fallen to 7.3%, the lowest since the beginning of 2008.