March 22, 2016 08:00 ET

ADP France National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment in France Increased by 16,700 Jobs in February 2016

NANTERRE, FRANCE--(Marketwired - Mar 22, 2016) -  Private sector employment in France increased by 16,700 jobs from January to February according to the February ADP® France National Employment Report. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP France National Employment Report is produced by ADP Research Institute® in collaboration with Moody's Analytics. 

The report, which is derived from actual headcount data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis. It provides a timely look at labor market trends based on real employment data, and differs from unemployment reports which show the number of people looking for a job. The two indicators should, all other things held equal, go in opposite directions. However they may go in the same direction, especially when there are changes in the labor workforce, leading to more labor market entrants than job creation, for diverse reasons: demographic trends, cyclical movements or policy changes such as a higher retirement age.

February 2016 Report Highlights

View the ADP France National Employment Report Infographic at

Total France Nonfarm Private Employment1: 16,700

Industry Snapshot:

  • Manufacturing -3,200 
  • Trade +6,300 
  • Financial Services +3,700 
  • Business Services +2,300 
  • Transportation +1,700 
  • Real Estate +200 

"Job growth in February was particularly strong in Trade and Financial Services compared to January," said Ahu Yildirmaz, Vice President and Head of the ADP Research Institute. "Loosening credit and increased consumer confidence are having a positive impact on employment growth in these sectors."

To see Chart 1. Change in Total Nonfarm Private Employment,click here:

To see Chart 2. Change in Nonfarm Private Employment by Selected Industries, click here: 

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The March 2016 ADP France National Employment Report will be released at 7:00a.m. ET/1:00p.m. CET on April 19, 2016.

1 Including 16 industry sectors (cf. report methodology)

About the ADP France National Employment Report

The ADP France National Employment Report is a monthly measure of the change in total France nonfarm private employment derived from declared aggregated headcount statistics from a sample of ADP® clients in France, issued at the level of establishments (non-identifiable). The report, which measures headcounts gathering nearly 1.3 million French workers, is produced by the ADP Research Institute®, a specialized group within the company that provides insights around employment trends and workforce strategy, in collaboration with Moody's Analytics, Inc.

Each month, ADP issues the ADP France National Employment Report as part of the company's commitment to adding deeper insights into the labor market in France and providing businesses, governments and others with a source of credible and valuable information. The ADP France National Employment Report is broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge.

For a description of the underlying data and the statistical model used to create this report, please see "ADP France National Employment Report: Development Methodology" at

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