French unemployment falls, but not locally

Photo: Twitter Pôle emploi
Photo: Twitter Pôle emploi

Unemployment has fallen again in France, for the third month in a row, but not in the Alpes-Maritimes. In the Var, the jobless rate increased slightly in November.

In France as a whole, the quarter comprising September, October and November, saw a drop in the number of unemployed of 110,000, the biggest quarterly drop since 2001, representing an improvement in the French economy that has arrived too late to revive the electoral fortunes of the outgoing socialist government of Francois Hollande.

Overall, the French economy has grown by 1.2 percent in 2016. The poor jobs figures for the local region have been laid at the door of July’s terror attack in Nice that cost 86 lives.

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