The unemployment rate in France stands at 8% in the second quarter

Paris, Aug 13 (EFE) .- The unemployment rate in France remained practically stable in the second quarter of the year, at 8% of the workforce, which represented a slight fall of 0.1 percentage points.

In total, according to figures from the French National Statistics Institute (INSEE), the number of unemployed reached 2.4 million people from April to June, a drop of 16,000 unemployed in one quarter.

The unemployment rate among men stood at 8%, 0.3 points less than in the first quarter, while in women it was 7.9%, an increase of 0.2 points compared to the first three months of the year.

By age group, there was a 19.8% unemployment in those aged 15 to 24, a drop of 0.8 points in one quarter, while the unemployment level among those aged 25 to 49 was 7.1 % (-0.2 points) and 5.9% (+0.4 points) in those over 50.

The INSEE detailed that compared to the level before the crisis, at the end of 2019, unemployment was lower among young people (-1.4 points), but similar among middle-aged people (-0.1 points) and the older (+0.1).

(c) EFE Agency

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