Unemployment in France goes up

March 27th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Paris, March 27 (IANS) Jobless rate in France inched up by 0.2 percent in February for the 10th successive month, as tepid economic growth slowed job creation in the eurozone second largest economy, official figures showed.

In February, France registered 6,200 more unemployed, pulling the country’s total number of job seekers up to 2.86 million, the Labor Ministry said Monday.

Year on year, the jobless rose by 6.2 percent over the same period last year, reported Xinhua.

Earlier Monday, French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced a “moderate rise” in unemployment data which showed “an improvement in the situation with a declining trend in the increase of job seekers”.

“This reflects a significant economic recovery since we tried to solve Greece financial crisis,” Sarkozy told the public broadcaster France info.

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