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France payroll employment growth improves in Q1

Staff Writer | June 13, 2017
France's payroll employment grew for the eighth successive quarter in the three months ended March, and at a slightly faster pace, latest data fro the statistical office INSEE showed Tuesday.
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France   Payroll employment climbed 0.4%
In the first quarter, payroll employment climbed 0.4% from the fourth quarter, when it increased by 0.3%.

The net job creation was 89,700 versus 65,700 in the preceding quarter.

The Insee had released a flash for this data on May 12 indicated an increase of 0.3% in the first quarter, but the statistical institute has meanwhile extended the scope of this study to all employees.

On a yearly basis, payroll employment rose by 1.2% to 284,100 net jobs during the March quarter.

Employment continued to decline in industry by 0.2%, while those in construction grew by 0.7%.