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Unemployment: Nearly 9 out of 10 French Do Not Believe In A Fall

Nearly 9 in 10 French do not believe that unemployment will fall
Nearly 9 in 10 French do not believe that unemployment will fall – Philippe Huguen AFP

Nearly 9 out of 10 French (88%) do not believe in a reversal of the trend in unemployment by the end of this year, according to a poll ViaVoice for the BPCE group, Le Monde and France Info said on Thursday.

Nearly 9 out of 10 French (88%) do not believe in a reversal of the trend in unemployment by the end of this year, according to a poll by ViaVoice for the BPCE group, Le Monde and France Info said on yesterday, Thursday.

They are do not hold much optimism on the horizon from May 2017, which is the end of the five-year presidency of Francois Holland: 77% think that unemployment will still not have subsided by then.

On this date in 2017, young people (18-24) are slightly less pessimistic (69%) than the over 65’s  (72%).  And manual workers (77%) are on par with their think as much as managers (78%).

Unédic, which manages unemployment insurance, on Tuesday released expectations are for a slight decrease in the number of job seekers “from mid-2015”.

Similarly, the OECD believes that the unemployment rate should start a “mild” recession in the second half of 2015, after a peak in mid-year.

Employment centres recorded that in late April a record 3.53 million job seekers were without employment activity.

The survey was conducted online between the 8th and 11th June, with a sample of 1,003 people representative of the French population aged 18 and over, by the quota method.

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