Unemployment increased by 7.5% over the year 2020 in France despite a decrease of 2.7% over the last quarter

The number of job seekers in category A fell 2.7% in the fourth quarter of 2020 but increased by 7.5% over one year, announces the Dares Wednesday, January 27. On average at fourthe quarter of 2020, in France (excluding Mayotte), the number of people registered with Pôle emploi and required to look for a job (categories A, B, C) is 6,006,900, of which 3,816,700 in category A (without any employment).

For metropolitan France alone, the number of job seekers in category A fell by 2.7% (ie 99,100 fewer registered) this quarter and increased by 8.1% over one year. The number of people with short reduced activity (category B) fell by 1.1% compared to the previous quarter and, over the same period, that of people with long reduced activity (category C) increased by 2.4%. In total, the number of job seekers in categories A, B, C fell by 1.3% over this quarter (-73,200) and grew by 4.8% over one year, to settle on average in the fourth quarter to 5,710,600 people, including 3,574,300 in category A.

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