The French labour ministry said on Thursday that the number of registered job seekers without any employment activity rose 1.2% in October, after a 0.7% decline in September.
The total number of fully unemployed was 3.589 million people. It was the highest level since April 2013.
The unemployment in France remains at high levels since French President Francois Hollande took office in 2012. The French government is struggling to bring down unemployment.