French jobless numbers down in final quarter of 2019

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The number of unemployed in France fell in the final quarter of 2019, down by 1.7% on the third quarter to total 3.309 million people, according to labour ministry figures released on Monday.

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France’s fourth-quarter jobless total fell by 1.7 percent from the third quarter, according to data from the labour ministry on Monday, offering some relief to President Macron’s government as it comes under pressure from a wave of strikes, reports Reuters.