French jobless rate falls to 9.0 per cent

PARIS — The French unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage points to 9.0 per cent in June, the lowest level since April 2002, official data showed yesterday.

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Published: Fri 28 Jul 2006, 12:37 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 1:10 PM

The figures from the French unemployment office revealed a drop of 26,500 in the number of jobseekers, putting the total number of unemployed at 2,186,000 during the month.

The unemployment rate has now fallen by 1.2 percentage points since February 2005.

French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin trumpeted the decline.

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