Youth unemployment rate in France 2006-2021, by gender
Younger generations are more affected by unemployment
According to the source, the unemployment rate of young French generations reached 29.6 percent in 2019 compared to more than 24 percent three years before. The number appears to be high, as the unemployment rate is the number of unemployed people, available for work, as a percentage of the labor force. If the global unemployment rate of the country increased from 2011 to 2016, it has not reached more than 8.1 percent in 2021. In recent years, younger generations seem to be particularly affected by unemployment in France while the percentage of the working population is decreasing in the country.
The issue of unemployment in France
France has one of the highest unemployment rates in the European Union. Workers seem to be more affected by unemployment compared to employees or managers, while long-term unemployment is more prevalent among the older generations. Thus, for years, the French government has been trying to find solutions to curb the rise in unemployment. The average monthly gross amount of benefits increased slightly since 2011, while the country spent more than 12 million euros for work and employment, which was only the government’s ninth spending area that year.