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French payroll employment rises in Q2

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Staff Writer | August 11, 2017
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France   The eleventh consecutive quarter of growth

French payroll employment increased notably in the second quarter, the statistical office Insee said Friday.

Private payroll employment climbed 91,700 or 0.5% from the first quarter. Employment had advanced 57,700 or 0.3% in the first quarter.

This was the eleventh consecutive quarter of growth.

Year on year, private payroll employment increased by 291,900 or 1.5%.

Data showed that employment in agriculture rose by 900, while that in industry dropped by 600. In construction, employment rose 5,400.

Temporary employment recovered sharply by 4.1% after a moderate drop of 0.8% in the previous quarter.

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