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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.
05/06/2015

French press review 5 June 2015

Edward Snowden talks about a world without Big Brother.
Job seeker at Pôle Emploi. File.
04/06/2015 - FRANCE

Jobless rate in France stays at 10% as Bank of France predicts growth

France’s central bank on Thursday predicted that French growth will accelerate over the next two years, although the country’s statistics office, Insee, recorded a still-high jobless rate ...
Unemployment in France fell in January 2015, for first time since August 2014.
02/06/2015 - France

Record unemployment in France for third consecutive month

The number of people seeking employment in France hit a record high in April, with 3.53 million out of a job.
No task too small for Paris's new local concierge service
18/05/2015 - Spotlight on France

No task too small for Paris's new local concierge service

It's difficult to find a handyman in Paris these days. Fewer people are able and willing to do small jobs and those who are willing are overworked.
A French labour exchange
28/04/2015 - FRANCE

French unemployment hits new record, study predicts jobs recovery

Unemployment in France hit a new high in March, according to figures released Tuesday.
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