facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

In France, more than 3.2 million unemployed, a record

April 26, 2013 at 11:03 AM   |   Comments

PARIS, April 26 (UPI) -- A record 3.2 million persons in France were unemployed in March with an additional 36,900 out of work in the month, the government said.

Radio France Internationale reported the number of unemployed rose for the 23rd consecutive month in March.

An official unemployment rate was last posted at the end of 2012. At that point, the unemployment rate was 10.2 percent, below the 1997 peak of 10.8 percent.

Every French minister should "engage in the battle for jobs," Socialist President Francois Hollande said while on a visit to China, where he is pursuing business deals for French companies.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Deloitte: App downloads dwindle, 1 in 3 users disinterested
2
AESA radar integrated into new F-16V
3
Iran wants to develop mini-LNG plants
4
Twitter to remove pictures of deceased on family's request
5
Samsung partners with Barnes & Noble for Galaxy Tab 4 Nook
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback