France blames 'malfunction' for jobs figures


Ministers say much of the surprise fall in the jobless total in August was caused by a 'malfunction' in service provided by mobile phone operator.

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France's labour ministry on Monday cut in half the number of jobseekers it said had left the unemployment rolls in August, blaming a "malfunction" with a mobile phone company, reports FRANCE 24.