French unemployment climbs

The number of people out of work in France climbed towards a record high in February, with the 22-consecutive-month rise taking an increasingly heavy toll on consumer morale in the Eurozone’s second biggest economy. The number of registered jobseekers rose last month to within several thousand of the highest figure on record, monthly labour ministry figures showed. The number of registered jobseekers rose by 18,400 to 3.188m.