The number of job seekers registered in category A (ie without activity) fell by 1% in October compared to September, with 30,500 fewer unemployed people to 3.092 million, according to figures from the Ministry of Labor published Friday.
Including reduced activity (categories B and C), the number of job seekers in France (excluding Mayotte) only decreased by 0.2% (-10,800) and stood at 5.413 million, according to the service. statistics from the Ministry of Labor (Dares).
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Over one year, the fall in category A is 9.6%.
For categories A, B and C, it is 6.7%.
Dares does not comment on the monthly data, deeming them “too volatile” and favoring quarterly changes.
The latest quarterly results published at the end of October showed stability in the third quarter compared to the second, at 3.164 million subscribers (-1,700 people).
The stability was identical including reduced activity (categories B and C of Pôle Emploi) at 5.436 million (-1,000 people).
On the long-term unemployment front, the number of jobseekers registered for a year or more had fallen by 2.2% in the third quarter (-14.4% over one year) to 2.369 million (categories A, B and VS).
The share of job seekers registered for a year or more had reached 46.3% (-3.8 points over one year).