French unemployment reaches record high amid protests


Parisian high school students take part in a demonstration against the government's controversial labor reform in Paris, France, 24 March 2016. French students have taken to the streets on a weekly basis to protest against a draft of a labor reform law led by French Labor Minister Myriam El Khomri. Sign (R) reads 'El Khomri, what a joke', sign (L and C) reads 'Get up and protest for your rights'

Last week, students protested against the proposed labor reforms introduced by the government aiming to make the job market more flexible

The French unemployment rate rose by 1.1 percent in the month of February, according to data released by the Labor Ministry on 24 March.

According to France24, the above one percent rise in the unemployment rate is the largest increase since September 2013 and follows a slight dip in January. According to the Ministry, jobless numbers were increased and stood at a record of 3,591 million job seekers.

Trading economics website reported though that the French unemployment rate fell to 10.3 p...

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