France

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LABOUR MARKET

 

 

Labour market indicators

Unemployment rate in 2004: 9,6% (ILO data)


Working population:

Year

Total Population

Working population

Activity rate

2004  

59 990 540  
27 012 540  
45%  
Source : Worldbank


Employment by sector:

Year

Agriculture

Industry

Services

2004  

4.1%  
22%  
73.9%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data

 

Employment contracts


Salaries

National monthly minimum wage as of 01/01/2003: 1,154 euros

Average wage for a employee in the manufacturing industry in 2002: 1562.7 euros by  month (ILO data)

 

Number of hours

Legal definition of full time work (per week): 35 or 39 hours


Useful links

For further informations on the labour market, check out the following web sites:

- International Labour Organization (ILO): studies, statistics and reports on working conditions and labour markets

- NATLEX : ILO database on national labour laws

- Ministry of Labour

- BIR France 2002 (PDF file)

- Mouvement des Entreprises de France (MEDEF)

- ILO representation in France


Last modified in January 2006
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