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Sarkozy announces "moderate rise" in February jobless rate

04-10-2012 14:47 BJT

PARIS, March 26 (Xinhua) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday announced "moderate rise" in jobless rate in February as recovery of economic activities breathed life into the limp domestic job market.

Speaking to public broadcaster France info, Sarkozy said unemployment data to be released later by the labor ministry will show "an improvement in the situation with a declining trend in the increase of job seekers."

"This reflects a significant economic recovery since we tried to solve Greece financial crisis," he added without giving accurate figures.

France's number of job seekers rose to 2.681 million in January, up by 0.5 percent compared to a month earlier and up by 6.2 percent year on year, according to labor ministry figures.


Editor:Wang Lingfei |Source: Xinhua

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