Markit Economics released its final manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) for France on Monday. France's final manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) remains at 50.6 in October, down from the preliminary reading of 50.7.
Output and new orders increased, while employment declined at the fastest pace since December 2014.
"Although remaining inside expansion territory, growth continues to be fragile. The fact that employment fell at the sharpest rate in ten months suggests that firms are hardly gearing up for a sustained upturn," Markit Senior Economist Jack Kennedy said.