In the French capital alone, that rate, as measured by the International Labour Office’s National Institute of Statistics, fell 0.1 points to reach 8.4 percent, representing 2.4 million unemployed and 19,000 …

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The unemployment rate fell in the first quarter of 2019 from 0.1 points to 8.7 percent of France’s labor force (excluding Mayotte), the lowest level since early 2009, the institute said on Thursday.
In the French capital alone, that rate, as measured by the International Labour Office’s National Institute of Statistics, fell 0.1 points to 8.4 percent, equivalent to 2.4 million unemployed and less than 19,000 more than a quarter. That decline is smaller than the previous quarter, which fell 0.3 points, or 90,000 unemployed.
On a year, the overall France rate (excluding Mayotte) as a metropolitan area drops 0.5 percent.
In the French metropolis, the rate for men and women is the same at 8.4%. Depending on age, the unemployment rate among children between the ages of 15 and 24 has risen from 0.4 to 19.2 percent, though it remains at 1.7 points over a one-year period. The over-50s is also up to 0.3 points to 6.4 per cent + 0.2 more than a year). On the one hand, it fell from 0.2 to 7.7 percent for the 25-49 years.
The long-term unemployment rate stands at 3.3 percent of the labor force, falling by 0.1 percentage points per quarter and 0.3 points over a one-year period. More than 963,000 people are seeking employment for more than a year.
“Halo on Unemployment” is in sharp decline. In the first quarter 80,000 years, the number of people who want to work has declined, but they are not counted because they are not actively seeking or are not immediately available. This anomaly affects about 1.4 million people.
The proportion of underemployment, i.e. those who want to work more, such as part-time workers (-0.4 points per quarter), has also fallen to 5.3 per cent of employees.
After all, the employment rate, the proportion of workers aged 15 to 64, is stable at 66.1 per cent. For a full-time employment rate, that’s the “highest level since 2003,” at 54.5 percent, according to the start of the quarterly series, according to INSEE.