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Temporary Employment in France Rises by 8%

Temporary Employment  in France  Rises by 8%Temporary Employment  in France  Rises by 8%

Temporary employment in France rose by 8.2% year-over-year in the first quarter, adding 56,800 jobs for a total of 745,900, according to a report this week from the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies, or Insee, SIA reported. The year-over-year increase in temporary employment was strong, according to Insee. The quarter-over-quarter increase was 0.3%, which represented 2,600 jobs, and the agency reported it was a moderation compared to the fourth quarter when temporary jobs rose by 14,700 from the third quarter. Overall, total private employment in France rose 1.4% year-over-year, or by 270,200 jobs to 19.3 million, Insee reported. In a separate report released earlier this month, Prism’Emploi, the French association of employment agencies, reported the number of temporary workers in France rose by 10.4% year-over-year in March. Recent French economic data were positive after the economy slowed down in the first quarter as GDP grew by 0.3% over quarter in the three months to March after 0.7% expansion in Q4 2017.

 

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