|Source||French National Institute of Statistics and Economic studies (insee)|
|Labor Force||2020 Q4||29,412||29,593||Ths., SA||Quarterly|
|Labor Force Employment||2020 Q4||27,059||26,900||Ths., SA||Quarterly|
|Primary Industries Employment||2020 Q4||747.9||739.2||Ths. #, SA||Quarterly|
|Total Employment||2020 Q4||28,217||28,147||Ths. #, SA||Quarterly|
|Unemployment||2020 Q4||2,353||2,693||Ths. #, SA||Quarterly|
|Unemployment Rate||2020 Q4||8||9.1||%, SA||Quarterly|
|Wage & Salaries||2020 Q4||105.4||105.1||Index Jun2017=100, NSA||Quarterly|
|Total Employment Non-Ag||2017 Q1||16,227||16,174||Ths., SA||Quarterly|
The French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Insee) reports quarterly data on employment by activity for France. Figures are in thousands of people (Ths. #), seasonally adjusted (SA).
The employment estimates from Insee count the number of employed residents in France. It is a total employment (and self-employment), expressed in number of people.
Geo coverage includes all of France (and overseas departments) except for Mayotte. Activities are classified according to the French classification of activities, 2008 (NAF rev. 2).
The main administrative data used for the estimates are:
The “bordereaux récapitulatifs des cotisations” (BRC) and the “déclarations sociales
nominatives” (DSN) produced by Urssaf and compiled by Insee.
For temporary employment: the monthly declarations or the DSN provided by the temporary
work agencies (TWA). All of these data are processed by Pôle Emploi and Dares.
Employment levels are derived from the annual employment estimates published by Insee at the end of each year. The estimates are defined by as “recorded “ according to the International Labor Office (ILO). This means that any employment declared in the administrative data is accounted for after multiactivity. Estimates after multiactivity eliminate people who have several jobs during the last week of the year. For those with several jobs, only the one that provides the highest yearly remuneration will be counted. Final annual estimates are based on Localized Estimates of Employment (Estel).
Quarterly growth rates are applied to the annual levels of employment by:
The quarterly series are adjusted on each new annual employment estimate.
Data within the past two years of the most recent publication can be revised. Flash estimates for broad activity grouping are made 45 days after the end of a quarter. The full data set is released 70 days after the end of the quarter. Revisions are made 160 days after the end of the quarter.