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Unemployment: The number of job seekers fell slightly in October

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The number of job seekers registered in category A (i.e. no activity) fell 1% in October compared to September, with the number of unemployed people down by 30,500 to 3.092 million, according to data from the Labor Department on Friday. .

Taking into account reduced activity (categories B and C), the number of job seekers in France (excluding Mayotte) decreased by only 0.2% (-10,800) and amounted to 5.413 million, according to data from the statistics service of the Ministry of Labor (Dares). .

For the year, the fall in category A is 9.6%. For categories A, B and C, it is 6.7%. Dares does not comment on monthly data, deeming it “too volatile” and preferring quarterly changes.

The latest quarterly results, published at the end of October, showed stability in the third quarter compared to the second, at 3.164 million subscribers (-1,700 people). Stability was identical, including a decrease in activity (categories B and C Pôle Emploi) at 5.436 million (-1000 people).

In terms of long-term unemployment, the number of job seekers registered for a year or more decreased by 2.2% in the third quarter (-14.4% in one year) to 2.369 million (categories A, B and VS). The share of job seekers registered for a year or more reached 46.3% (-3.8 points per year).

Source: Le Parisien

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