france hits record 326m jobseekers in april
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France hits record 3.26m jobseekers in April

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The number of registered jobseekers in France, the eurozone\'s second-largest economy, rose by 39,800 in April to hit a record 3.26 million, the labour ministry said on Thursday. April was the 24th consecutive month of rising unemployment, as Socialist President Francois Hollande struggles to revive an economy that fell into recession in the first quarter of 2013. The rise, equivalent to 1,326 new jobseekers per day, represented a 12.5 percent increase over a year ago. When the partially employed and jobseekers in France\'s overseas territories are included, the figure for April rose to 5.09 million registered unemployed. \"This negative trend will continue in the coming months before we manage... to reverse the unemployment trend at the end of the year,\" the ministry said in a statement. Hollande on Thursday pointed to \"a lack of competitiveness\" and low opportunities for youth as problem areas, speaking at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. But he nevertheless said he was maintaining his longstanding pledge to create more jobs in France -- one of the key promises of his presidential campaign last year. \"I am maintaining the objective, despite these figures, despite what they represent... for many French, I am maintaining the objective of reversing the unemployment trend before the end of the year,\" he told journalists. France\'s unemployment rate hit a 14-year high of 10.6 percent at the end of last year, and the OECD has forecast that it will rise to 10.7 percent this year and 11.1 percent next year. On Thursday, the CFDT -- one of the country\'s leading unions -- called for everyone to mobilise to reverse the trend. \"The evolution of the economic situation offers few short-term prospects but must make people react,\" said Veronique Descacq, deputy secretary general of the CFDT. The main cause of unemployment in France remains the end of short-term contracts that have not been renewed by companies that are more and more reluctant to take on people on permanent deals. Lay-offs only represent 2.6 percent of people registering as jobseekers.

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