The unemployment rate in France fell sharply, by 0.4 points, in the fourth quarter of 2019, reaching 8.1% of the working population and reaching the lowest level since the end of 2008, according to data published by the Insee Statistics institute. . France (excluding Mayotte) has 2,424 million unemployed people, or 85,000 less in the quarter. In one year, the unemployment rate, measured according to the standards of the International Labor Office, fell by 0.7 point. INSEE also revised the third quarter figure from 8.6% to 8.5%.