French unemployment worsens

The number of people out of work in France rose for the 15th month in a row in July to reach its highest level in more than 13 years, in the latest grim news for France’s stagnating economy. Labour ministry data released yesterday showed that the number of registered jobseekers in mainland France rose by 41,300 last month to 2.987m, in the biggest monthly increase since the 2008-09 financial crisis.