The number of jobless people in France grew by 1.2 per cent in October from a month earlier, as sluggish economic activities
slowed job creation in the eurozone's second largest economy, official figures showed on Monday.Obama vows to help EU come out of crisis
According to labour ministry figures, France registered 34,400 more jobless people last month (in October), which raised the country's total number of jobseekers to more than 2.81 million in France's mainland.Volatility expected in global economy: Singapore PM
If the overseas departments and workers are taken into account, there were 4.45 million people currently living without a job, up 0.4 per cent, reported Xinhua
On a yearly basis, the jobless rate rose by 4.9 per cent.
"Everyone knows...they (unemployment figures) cannot be good due to the crisis from which we don't get out yet and even intensifies on the ground," Labour Minister Xavier Bertrand told the private broadcaster RTL.
"As the economic situation will not improve, I do not see how the employment numbers will actually improve," he added.