Crisis-hit France strikes new record unemployment high

Unemployment in France hit a new record in October, with official statistics published Thursday showing 3.46 million people claiming jobless benefits.

French jobless at new record in June

The number of registered unemployed in France rose by 9,400 in June to a new record of 3.398 million, the labour ministry said on Friday.

Hollande vows to boost employment, economy

French President Francois Hollande has said that his priority is to tackle unemployment, the biggest headache for the Socialist government since he took office 10 months ago.

Unemployment goes up in France

As many as 41,300 people joined the ranks of the unemployed in France in July, a rise of 1.4 percent compared to June, reaching a record high in nearly 13 years, the French labour ministry said.