Including reduced activity (categories B and C), the number of job seekers in France (excluding Mayotte) increases by 14,300 (0.3%) and stands at 5.434 million, according to Dares.

The Ministry’s Statistics Department (Dares) does not comment on the monthly data, which is too volatile, favoring quarterly changes.

Nevertheless, these figures confirm that the number of unemployed in category A has stagnated since March after several quarters of continuous sharp decline.

In the second quarter (April-June), it only fell by 0.8% after a sharp fall of 5% in the first quarter.

The downward trend continues for the number of long-term unemployed (DELD, unemployed for more than a year) who represent 46.2% (-0.4 point) of those registered (A,B,C) at Employment center.