Average age at which young people got their first job in France 2017

This statistic shows the average age at which young people aged 18-30 years old got their first job in France in 2017. It appears that the majority of French young adults, 58 percent of them, got their first job when they were aged between 18 and 21 years old. However, 11 percent of those surveyed were 24 or older when they obtained their first job.

How old were you when you got your first job?*

Share of respondents
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Release date

March 2018



Survey time period

February 17-23, 2017

Number of respondents

1,010 respondents

Age group

18-30 years

Special properties

Young French people who have already had a first job, ie 71% of the sample

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Quel âge aviez-vous lorsque vous avez obtenu votre premier emploi ?"

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