Unemployment - The unemployment rate in France has dropped slightly in the second quarter of this year by 0.2%. According to figures published by INSEE the decrease to 8.2% represents 66,000 fewer unemployed. The lowest level reached to date since 2009 was 8.5%. The new figures show a continuing downward trend of 0.6% each year. The report forecasts that the unemployment rate will reach 8.3% by the end of the year.


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Evening Update Wednesday 11 December

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe has given a speech and a press conference this afternoon giving details of the government’s controversial pensi... Evening Update Wednesday 11 December Read More


Pension Reform

The French government will unveil the details of a pension reform plan later today. The planned reform has already seen protests across France, crippl... Pension Reform Read More


Lubrizol factory

An announcement from the Prefect suggesting that the Lubrizol factory plant could reopen partially has been met with criticism. ... Lubrizol factory Read More


Air Pollution

According to a report published today and conducted by Climate Action Network France, Greenpeace France and Unicef France Paris tops the list of Frenc... Air Pollution Read More


French and Riviera News Wednesday 11th December 2019

Transport in the region is today expected to be disrupted due to the ongoing strike. French and Riviera News Wednesday 11th December 2019 Read More