On 15-16 September, OECD will join other historical landmarks in opening its doors for the 35th edition of “Journées européennes du Patrimoine” under the theme “the Art of Sharing.”
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The decline in unemployment, which began in the second quarter of 2015, is continuing in France. At 8.8% in the first quarter of 2018, the unemployment rate has decreased by 0.8 percentage points in one year, and by 1.7 percentage points since the peak reached in 2015. At 55.7% in the fourth quarter of 2017, the employment rate has increased by 0.8 percentage point in one year.
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A broken social elevator? Key findings for France
France Stratègie discussion of OECD report Getting Skills Right: France
Action to prevent the risk of major flooding in Paris and the Ile de France region has improved in recent years – particularly after the Seine burst its banks in May and June 2016 – but urban and territorial planning needs to be better adapted, governance strengthened and long-term funding clarified, according to the OECD.
France’s health-care system offers high-quality care. Average health outcomes are good, public satisfaction with the health-care system is high, and average household out-of-pocket expenditures are low.
Thanks to a highly developed welfare state, poverty is moderate on average in France, but – as in other countries – highly concentrated in some neighbourhoods.
Government at a Glance provides a dashboard of key indicators to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.
France’s economy is growing and the labour market is gradually improving. However, the share of people out of work for more than 12 months remains high and many young people are on temporary contracts, with weak long-term job prospects and little opportunity for training.
Our response to the climate challenge will define our collective future for generations to come. We must act. We must act swiftly, collectively, and decisively.