France - Statistical 2017 report on employment and wages - August 31, 2017

The statistics office INSEE has released its 2017 report on the country's jobs market titled: ‘Work, Unemployment and Wages’. In 1984 some 94% of the workers were on permanent contracts; by 2016 that figure has dropped to 85.3%. Temporary contracts have increased from 5% in 1984 to 11% in 2016. The labour market is recovering, with 255,000 new jobs created in 2016. This has not lead to an improvement of earnings, as the increase of the labour cost stayed around 1% in recent years. The average monthly wage for a full-time worker in the private sector stands at 2,230 euro (net, with social charges paid). The pay gap is still substantial, with the average wage for a woman working in the private sector 14% lower than for men.

English: https://www.insee.fr/en/statistiques ...    

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