Share of working and non-working people in France 2018

This statistic represents the distribution of the French population in 2018, according to their labor market activity. It can be seen that 28.1 percent of the French fell into the category of the non-working population. In total, there were more than 29 million working people in France, a number that has continued to increase since 2006.

Distribution of the population in France in 2018, by labor market activity

Share of individuals
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Release date

March 2019



Survey time period


Age group

15-64 years

Special properties

households in France excluding Mayotte

Method of interview

CAPI interview, questionnaire

Supplementary notes

The source does not specify the exact number of respondents, for more information on the methodology, click here.

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