French unemployment rises by highest rate since 2013The number of unemployed in France rose by 42,000 in October from September to reach 3,589,800, the biggest monthly rise in two years, the Labour Ministry said Thursday.
French unemployment falls slightly in SeptemberThe number of registered unemployed in France recorded in September its biggest monthly drop since the global economic crisis began in 2007, data showed Monday.
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
How kind are the French?FRENCH PAPERS - Fri. 13.11.15: Terrorism is a major source of worry for French people, according to a yearly poll on the feeling of insecurity. Also, France has warned it can't…
France to launch ‘ambitious’ labour reformFrance will begin reforming the cherished labour code early next year by tackling the way companies can adjust working hours, the government said on Wednesday, in what is likely…
FRANCE IN FOCUS
2005 riots, ten years onThis week, France in Focus is dedicated to the tenth anniversary of the wave of unrest that shook the nation in 2005. We first take a look back at the event that sparked 21 days…
EU - ECONOMY
Eurozone inflation returns to zero, unemployment fallsThe eurozone's annual inflation rate was 0 percent in October, a weak reading that could help push the European Central Bank to expand its stimulus program.
Germany’s Deutsche Bank to slash 15,000 jobsDeutsche Bank said Thursday it was reducing its workforce by 15,000 as new Chief Executive John Cryan seeks to improve returns at Germany's biggest bank.
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
Ten years after the riots of 2005, what has changed?FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 27.10.15: The number of jobseekers went down by 23,800 people in September - that's the biggest monthly decline in 8 years. French papers debate whether…
Rise in agency work helps bring down French unemploymentA rise in the number of people in France securing work through agencies has helped bring about the biggest monthly drop in unemployment since 2007. Economists say that's a sign…
Polish government risks losing election despite good economic recordPoland is gearing up for a general election on Sunday. Even though their country is one of Europe's fastest-growing economies, Poles look set to reject their government in favour…
EU Employment Commissioner calls for 'more convergence'Marianne Thyssen is the European Commissioner in charge of Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility. She comments on the recent Greek elections, the possibility of…
French union pushes for 32-hour working weekFrance’s 35-hour week may already be the envy of workers in other Western countries, but France’s main labour union says it should be reduced.