French nonfarm payrolls down 0.1 per cent in first quarter

France has seen nonfarm payrolls fall by 0.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2013, in line with expectations. Nonfarm payrolls also dropped by 0.1 per cent in the last quarter of 2012.

In Q1 2013, payroll employment in principally market sectors decreased by 0.1% q-o-q (- 8,300 jobs), after -0.3% (-41,200) in the previous quarter. Excluding temporary work, employment decreased sharply in Q1 2013 (-21,600 jobs).

Temporary employment recovered this quarter : +2.6% (+13,300 jobs), after -1.7 % in Q4 2012 (-8,700 jobs).

(INSEE)