Unemployment in France
France - UnemploymentFrench voters will decide on 7 May between two fundamentally different economic and political models after the centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right Marine Le Pen each clinched a spot to the second round in the highly-contested presidential elections. The outcome of the 23 April vote was greeted favorably by European financial markets, which had been beset by political uncertainty in the run-up to the vote. While there is a strong consensus among pollsters and pundits that Emmanuel Macron should win the 7 May runoff vote, developments that could alter voting or the outcome in the upcoming weeks are not being ruled out. The next president will inherit an economy that is failing to gain traction according to the latest GDP release, despite very positive survey-based data since the end of last year.
France - Unemployment Data
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Source: National Institute of Statistics
|Bond Yield||0.84||0.84 %||May 24|
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May 23, 2017
According to the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies’ (INSEE) business climate survey on manufacturing activity, the indicator remained steady in May at April’s multi-year high of 109 points.
May 16, 2017
According to revised figures released by the National Statistical Institute (INSEE) on 16 May, consumer prices rose 0.1% in April, coming in below March’s 0.6% increase.
France: Economic growth disappoints in Q1, closing a disappointing term for outgoing President Hollande
April 28, 2017
The economy started the year on a weak footing.
April 27, 2017
The consumer confidence indicator produced by the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) remained steady in April at the 100-point reading observed in April, matching market expectations.
France: Financial markets breathe sigh of relief as Macron heads into presidential run-off with strong lead
April 26, 2017
Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the first round of the closely-thought, four-way presidential election on 23 April has brought relief to financial markets.