French jobless rate is 10.3% in third quarter, highest since 1999

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Unemployment rate in France rose from 10.2% in 2012 second quarter to 10.3 percent in third quarter, its highest since the third quarter of 1999.

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France's unemployment rate rose to 10.3 percent in the third quarter of 2012, its highest since the third quarter of 1999, from 10.2 percent in the previous quarter, data published by national statistics office INSEE showed on Thursday, reports Reuters.