PARIS (AP) — The national statistics agency says unemployment in France rose again in the second quarter, reaching 10.2 percent.
Insee said Thursday that youth unemployment is also creeping up and was 23.5 percent for the quarter that ended June 30.
Earlier this week, the government said that the number of people out of work had passed 3 million, a symbolic threshold but one that has focused new attention on France's unemployment rate.
Hit by concerns about their overwhelming debt amid a slowing global economy, countries across Europe are struggling with high unemployment rates that have caused unrest in many parts of the continent.
French unemployment has been climbing steadily since last year after dropping for a few quarters. It is now higher than at any time since 1999.