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France unemployed down 12.6% over one year

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The decline in unemployment continued in the last quarter of 2021 with a net drop of 5.9% in the number of jobseekers without any activity (category A) compared to the previous quarter, according to figures published Wednesday, January 26 by Pôle Emploi. This decrease represents 208,500 fewer registrants, out of a total of 3.336 million people.

Over one year, the decline is 12.6%, or 479,600 fewer unemployed. This record decrease more than erases the dramatic 7.5% increase in 2020 due to Covid. The number of unemployed reached its lowest level since the 3rd quarter of 2012 at the end of 2021.

Youth unemployment down
Including reduced activity (categories B and C), the number of jobseekers fell in the fourth quarter by 3.6% to 5.659 million, according to the Statistics Directorate (Dares) of the Ministry of Labour. Over one year, the decrease is 5.8%.

On the long-term unemployment front, the number of jobseekers registered for a year or more fell by 4.1% in the 4th quarter (-6.2% over one year) to 2.8 million (categories A, B and C). They represent 49.6% of the total number of jobseekers.

The decline in category A is greater among young people under 25 in the4th quarter (-8.5% in metropolitan France) than for other age groups (-6.7% for 25-49-year-olds and −4.1% for those aged 50 and over). In 2021, youth unemployment will have fallen by 17.8%, or 87,400 fewer people registered.

Over the quarter, entries to Pôle Emploi decreased (-11,700, or −2.2%), in particular, entries for the end of the contract. Outflows stagnated (+3,000, or +0.5%).

The number of unemployed in category A is decreasing in the 13 regions of metropolitan France (between −12.5% in Corsica and −5.3% in Occitanie). In the overseas departments-regions excluding Mayotte, the decrease was 1.2% (between −1.6% in Martinique and Réunion and +0.1% in French Guiana).

An end of the year marked by the general decline in the number of people registered at Pôle emploi in metropolitan France

The number of unemployed in category A is decreasing in the 13 regions of metropolitan France (between −12.5% in Corsica and −5.3% in Occitanie). In the overseas departments-regions excluding Mayotte, the decrease was 1.2% (between −1.6% in Martinique and Réunion and +0.1% in French Guiana).

An end of the year marked by the general decline in the number of people registered at Pôle emploi in metropolitan France.

Nicki Jenns is a healthy eating and world news expert, motivational speaker and author. She is passionate about the impact of health and family issues.

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