The French statistical office Insee released its final non-farm employment data on Thursday. French non-farm employment increased 0.2% in the fourth quarter, in line with the preliminary reading, after a 0.1% increase in the third quarter. The third quarter's figure was revised up from a flat reading.
Employment excluding temporary work rose 0.1% in the fourth quarter.
Temporary employment rose by 3.3% in the fourth quarter.
Employment in the industry was down by 0.3% in the fourth quarter, while employment in construction declined by 0.5%.
Overall, job creation in the market services sector climbed by 0.4% in the fourth quarter.