The French labour ministry said on Wednesday that the number of registered job seekers without any employment activity rose 0.4% in December.
The total number of fully unemployed was 3.591 million people.
The number of job seekers climbed 2.6% in 2015, the smallest increase since 2010.
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.
Hollande said in a speech last Monday that the government will spend €2.00 billion to create more jobs in France.