France: SME employee numbers change following 6 months 2016-2018

This statistic shows the expected change trends in the number of small and medium enterprise (SME) employees in France in the following six months from February 2016 to January 2018. From the responding SMEs in January 2018, 23 percent expected to increase their employee numbers while four percent expected to decrease them in the following six months.

Expected change in the number of SME employees in the following six months in France from February 2016 to January 2018*

IncreaseNo changeDecrease
Jan '18 23%75%2%
Dec '17 23%74%3%
Nov '17 19%78%3%
Oct '17 19%76%4%
Sep '17 21%77%3%
Aug '17 21%73%6%
Jul '17 21%75%4%
Jun '17 19%76%6%
May '17 22%74%4%
Apr '17 19%78%4%
Mar '17 20%73%6%
Feb '17 20%76%4%
Jan '17 22%74%5%
Dec '16 18%76%6%
Nov '16 17%78%6%
Oct '16 18%78%4%
Sep '16 17%79%4%
Aug '16 19%75%6%
Jul '16 18%74%7%
Jun '16 18%76%7%
May '16 16%79%5%
Apr '16 20%77%4%
Mar '16 19%74%6%
Feb '16 19%76%5%
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Sources

Release date

March 2017

Region

France

Survey time period

February 2016 to January 2018

Number of respondents

Various**

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Source question: And how do you expect the number of employees in your business to change in the next 6 months?
** Survey sample group size varies:
Feb '16 = 2006
Mar '16 = 854
Apr '16 = 511
May '16 = 433
Jun '16 = 430
Jul '16 = 417
Aug '16 = 530
Sep '16 = 553
Oct '16 = 465
Nov '16 = 534
Dec '16 = 380
Jan '17 = 603
Feb '17 = 482
Mar '17 = 456
Apr '17 = 464
May '17 = 406
Jun '17 = 491
Jul '17 = 421
Aug '17 = 395
Sep '17 = 666
Oct '17 = 417
Nov '17 = 788
Dec '17 = 424
Jan '18 = 454

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