French payroll employment increased in the third quarter driven by job creation in the private sector, data from the statistical office Insee showed Tuesday.
Payroll employment grew 42,300 or 0.2 percent in the third quarter. Job creation had increased by a similar 0.2 percent in the second quarter.
Employment rose by 33,700 in the private sector and by 8,600 in the public sector.
On a yearly basis, employment increased 258,600 or 1 percent in the third quarter. Out of total, 231,000 jobs were generated in the private sector.
Employment in industry advanced 1,500 sequentially and strongly by 9,000 in construction. In market services, employment climbed 23,500. Meanwhile, temporary employment decreased by 2,900.