French jobs slip in third quarter

FRENCH employment levels are still declining, as the country struggles for economic growth even as the Eurozone begins a feeble recovery.

Figures released yesterday showed that payrolls in the company’s private sector dropped by 0.1 per cent during the third quarter, a loss of 15,600 positions. Excluding temporary jobs, the decline is even larger.

Private payrolls are down 0.6 per cent in the 12 months to the end of September, reflecting the troubled French economy, which contracted in the third quarter.