French jobless total hits 14-year high

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Labour Ministry data shows the number of jobseekers rose by 45,400 in October to hit 3.103 million, the highest level since April 1998.

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The number of people out of work in France soared again in October to hit its highest level in 14-and-a-half years, piling pressure on Socialist President Francois Hollande who has promised to halt the relentless rise by the end of 2013, reports Reuters.