The unemployment rate is steady in France – while declining in the EU

Published: 2019-02-01

The unemployment rate was 9.1 percent in France in December, compared to 9.1 percent in December 2017.

This means that France has seen a more negative development than the rest of the European Union.

In December 2017 the unemployment rate was 1.9 percent units higher in France than in the European Union, now it is 2.5 percent units higher.

The unemployment rate in the European Union has decreased from 7.2 percent to 6.6 percent.

The unemployment rate is steady in France – while declining in the EU

Unemployment rate in EU countries

The whole country2018 (December)2017 (December)Change
Austria4.75.4-0.7
Belgium5.56.2-0.7
Bulgaria5.25.7-0.5
Croatia7.79.7-2.0
Cyprus8.810.3-1.5
Czech Republic2.12.4-0.3
Denmark5.15.3-0.2
EstoniaData is missing5.6Data is missing
Finland6.88.3-1.5
France9.19.10
Germany3.33.6-0.3
GreeceData is missing20.8Data is missing
HungaryData is missing3.8Data is missing
Iceland2.63.0-0.4
Ireland5.36.2-0.9
Italy10.310.9-0.6
Latvia7.18.1-1.0
Lithuania6.36.8-0.5
Luxembourg4.95.5-0.6
Malta3.84.1-0.3
Netherlands3.64.4-0.8
NorwayData is missing4.1Data is missing
Poland3.54.3-0.8
Portugal6.77.9-1.2
Romania3.84.6-0.8
Slovakia6.17.4-1.3
Slovenia5.25.6-0.4
Spain14.316.5-2.2
Sweden6.46.40
United KingdomData is missing4.2Data is missing
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