The number of temporary jobs increased by 108,500 in the second quarter, a recovery from the historic fall of 318,200 jobs in the previous quarter.
Monthly statistics show that temporary employment started to pick up in May and continues to rise sharply in June, after sharp declines in March and April. As of mid-2020, however, it is still 27.1% (or -214,800 jobs) below its level a year earlier.
At the same time, between the end of March and the end of June 2020, private salaried employment fell by 0.6%, or 119,400 net job losses after already a loss of 497,500 in Q1 2020. Over one year, employment has down 2.5%, or – 480,800 jobs. It returns to a level comparable to that at the end of June 2017.
Agriculture, market services and good productive industries (excluding agriculture) recorded quarterly and annual declines. Non-market services also reported net job losses on an annual and quarterly basis. Construction reported a quarterly and annual increase.
According to Eurostat, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in France was 7.7% in June 2020.