Economy / Employment - France

Snapshot of the 2015 job market

23.05.2017 / Created by (EMWF)

In this report, the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies says that the labor market in France is becoming feminized. The participation rate of women has increased by 3.2 percentage points since 2005 to 67.6% in 2015. That of men stagnates but is still higher, at 75.5%. The report adds that women are more often employees (44.2%, compared with 12.9% for men), while men are more often workers (31.7%, compared to 8.4% for women). In general, women are actively engaged in another job). Underemployment mainly affects women (9.7%), youth (12.5%), workers and unskilled workers (15.6%).


  • Type of publication : Statistics
  • Author : Simon Beck, Joëlle Vidalenc
  • Publishing house : National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE premiere)
  • Publication date : 2016
  • Number of pages : 4
  • Language : French


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