Unemployment in France increased by 0.1 percentage points in the third quarter, according to government statistics.
Unemployment stayed at 9.7 percent in the months of July, August and September, while in the previous three months it was 9.6 percent.
There are around 2.8 million people registered as unemployed, according to figures that were presented on Thursday.
The small rise comes after a marked decline in the middle of the year. Unemployment is still 0.4 percentage points lower than the third quarter last year.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today