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France jobless rate rises in Q3

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Staff Writer | November 16, 2017
France's unemployment rate increased in the third quarter, data from the statistical office Insee showed Thursday.
France jobless rate
France   The youth unemployment rate fell to 22.4%
The jobless rate climbed to 9.7% from 9.5% in the second quarter. This was the highest since the fourth quarter of 2016.

Meanwhile, the youth unemployment rate, which applies to the 15-24 age group, fell to 22.4% from 23.2% a quarter ago.

In metropolitan France, the unemployment rate rose to 9.4% from 9.2%. The number of unemployed increased by 62,000 to 2.7 million.