Unemployment in France fell by 0.3 per cent in August, the first drop in nine months.
Air France offered on Monday to suspend the expansion of its low-cost operation Transavia in a bid to end the strike which has paralysed the flag carrier for more than a week.
Pilots at Air France have voted to continue their strike for a second week with the company cancelling more flights on Sunday than on preceding days.
Air France pilots are threatening to continue their strike next week if the company does not give in to their demands. At least 60 per cent of flights were to be cancelled on Thursday.