French jobless numbers in September reach record high

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The 4.3% year-on-year rise in September, revealed on Friday, brought the total number of unemployed in France to 3.432 million.

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More people were unemployed in France in September than ever before, data showed on Friday, highlighting the struggles facing the euro zone's second-largest economy as its leaders seek to win more time from the EU to put its finances back in order, reports The Economic Times.

The labour ministry said the jobless total in mainland France rose by 19,200 to 3,432,500, a 0.6 per cent increase over one month and 4.3 per cent over one year.