|arya||Date: Friday, 07-December-2012, 4:08 AM | Message # 1|
France's unemployment rate has risen again, with the picture particularly bleak for young people.
That underlines the scale of the challenge facing President Francois Hollande, who took over in May as the country's first Socialist president in 17 years.
He has promised to reverse the upward trend by the end of next year.
Using International Labour Organisation measurements, the jobless total reached 10.3 percent of the workforce in the third quarter of this year.
The rise in youth unemployment was more marked, hitting 24.9 percent.