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Latest update : 2013-11-29

Fewer jobseekers, but is France solving its unemployment problem?

There's some rare good news for the French president as new figures show the number of people out of work fell by 20,500 in October. François Hollande had promised to reverse the trend of rising unemployment by the end of the year. In Greece, however, there’s no great hope that new EU statistics will show a drop in the number of jobless there, which is currently the highest in Europe.

By Stephen Carroll

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2015-01-23 Davos forum

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