French jobless total at new record high

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The number of people seeking work in France has risen to a record high, official figures show.

The jobless total rose by 27,400 in November to 3,488,300 – the highest level yet seen.

That means the number looking for a job has risen by 5.8% in the past year.

The claimant count rose in November for the third month in a row, and official government estimates suggest the economy will have grown by just 0.4% this past year.

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