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The rise in August has brought the total number of unemployed in France to 3.57 million.
25/09/2015 - France

Number of unemployed in France rises again

Unemployment figures in France soared again in August following signs of encouragement in July when there was a slight reduction.
A man gives coins to a beggar as for many ordinary citizens times are harder than ever, La Bola, southern Spain, 27 August 2015.
01/09/2015 - Europe - France

Eurozone unemployment lowest in three years; not in France

Unemployment in the eurozone fell to its lowest level in three and a half years in July.
France's Labour minister, François Rebsamen at the National Assembly, March 18 2015
10/08/2015 - France

France's Labour minister goes, Hollande's economic woes remain

France's Labour minister announced on Monday he will resign from the government next week to become mayor of Dijon.
French President Francois Hollande (L) escorts Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian as Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron (2ndR) and Prime Minister Manuel Valls (R) speak to each other after final cabinet meeting of season. Paris, July 31, 2015
02/08/2015 - France

French ministers leave for holiday but promise to stay on duty

Taking a break from pondering never ending unemployment figures, berating agricultural farmers, the migrant crisis at Calais or the threat of homegrown terrorism, can seem a much-cherished holiday ...
In France, 60 per cent of executives responded to a recent survey that they believe unemployment will rise in the coming months
06/07/2015 - FRANCE

French executives brace for impact of Greek crisis on European, French economies

Six out of ten executives in France believe that unemployment will rise in the coming months, according to a survey released Monday which also shows a concern for the consequences of the Greek ...
Young people are worst-hit by unemployment in France
25/06/2015 - FRANCE

French unemployment rises again, figures distorted claims minister

French unemployment rose to a new record again in May but, with figures distorted by an exceptional measure by labour exchanges, the government insists that statistics at the end of the year will ...
HSBC helped the wealthy dodge billions of euros in taxes
23/06/2015 - FRANCE

France nets record 20 billion euros from tax dodgers

France collected a record 19.3 billion euros from tax avoiders in 2014, officials announced on Tuesday. A further 852.6 million euros was collected from chasing up benefit fraud.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls unveiled measures that would encourage small businesses to take on more staff.
09/06/2015 - France

French govt launches measures to fight unemployment

Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced a series of measures on Tuesday to encourage small businesses to take on more staff.

Prime Minister Manuel Valls at the party congress in Poitiers on Saturday
06/06/2015 - FRANCE

Valls calls on French bosses to deliver on jobs promise at Socialist Party congress

Prime Minister Manuel Valls called on French employers to keep their side of the bargain by which the government granted tax cuts in return for promises to create jobs at the ruling when he addressed Socialist Party's annual congress on Saturday.

The town hall of Tourcoing
06/06/2015 - FRANCE

Two jailed after riots in northern France

Two people were jailed and another handed a suspended sentence by a court in north-west France after four nights of riots in the town of Tourcoing, which saw 23 arrests.