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France: long-term unemployment rate 2005-2019

In 2019 the long-term unemployment rate was 3.4 percent in France. This term means that a person has not been employed for at least 12 months. Since 2005, this rate has varied between 2.9 and 4.6 percent. Since 2016, this rate has been decreasing in France.

Long-term unemployment rate in France from 2005 to 2019

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Release date

July 2020



Survey time period

2005 to 2019

Age group

15-74 years

Supplementary notes

The definitions of employment and unemployment, as well as other survey characteristics follow the definitions and recommendations of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The precise definition of unemployment is given in Commission Regulation (EC) No 1897/2000. The main concepts and indicators related to the labour status are the following:
- The long term unemployment rate is the share of persons unemployed for 12 months or more in the total number of active persons in the labour market. Active persons are those who are either employed or unemployed.

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