By Maria Martinez

 

France's unemployment rate in the third quarter fell 11.5% over the previous quarter, as economic activity picked up amid an easing of coronavirus restrictions, the country's Ministry of Labour said Tuesday.

In the third quarter, a total of 3.673 million job seekers in metropolitan France registered with Pole emploi, a French governmental agency which logs unemployed people.

On a year-on-year basis, however, the unemployment rate went up 9.5% in 3Q.

 

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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

October 27, 2020 07:22 ET (11:22 GMT)

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