France - Total Employment Non-Ag

France: Total Employment Non-Ag

Mnemonic ET.IFRA
Unit Ths., SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 0.33 %
Data 2017 Q1 16,227
2016 Q4 16,174

Series Information

Source French National Institute of Statistics and Economic studies (insee)
Release Payroll Employment
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 12/31/1970
End Date 3/31/2017

France: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force 2022 Q3 30,849 30,662 Ths., SA Quarterly
Labor Force Employment 2022 Q3 28,597 28,393 Ths., SA Quarterly
Primary Industries Employment 2022 Q3 747.5 753.3 Ths. #, SA Quarterly
Total Employment 2022 Q3 29,736 29,631 Ths. #, SA Quarterly
Unemployment 2022 Q3 2,252 2,269 Ths. #, SA Quarterly
Unemployment Rate 2022 Q3 7.3 7.4 %, SA Quarterly
Wage & Salaries 2022 Q3 110.6 109.6 Index Jun2017=100, NSA Quarterly
Agriculture Employment 2017 872,453 870,790 # Annual
Total Employment Non-Ag 2017 Q1 16,227 16,174 Ths., SA Quarterly

Release Information

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: 

  1. The “bordereaux récapitulatifs des cotisations” (BRC) and the “déclarations sociales
    nominatives” (DSN) produced by Urssaf and compiled by Insee.

  2. 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:

  1. Insee on agriculture, the civil service and households’ employers
  2. Dares-Pôle emploi on temporary work
  3. Agence centrale des organismes de sécurité sociale (Acoss) on the private field excluding temporary work.

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.

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