The French economy is experiencing a long period of slow growth, according to new data released by the National Statistics Office.
The latest data from the agency showed the economy shrank 0.2% in the first quarter of the year, compared to a 1.7% contraction in the same period last year.
That’s the first contraction in four years, and the slowest contraction in a quarter-on-quarter period since the second quarter of 2014.
France’s unemployment rate is at 7.7%.
France’s overall economy is growing faster than the eurozone average, with a GDP growth rate of 2.3%.
The country’s unemployment is higher than Germany’s, but lower than the United States, which has seen its unemployment rate rise to 9.9%.
The economy has also suffered a severe blow in the form of the migrant crisis, with French unemployment at 14.1% in October, compared with 16.3% in August, according the agency.
The government has also faced an influx of refugees, many of whom arrived from North Africa.
The country also saw the biggest increase in the number of new asylum seekers in a decade.
The influx has also pushed up the price of imported food, prompting France to increase the price on bread and pasta.
France is also the only country in Europe to not have a minimum wage law.
It does, however, have a « socialist » minimum wage, which is higher that the EU average.
France has a « progressive » minimum, which means that if a worker earns less than the EU median, they will be paid less.
The minimum wage for France is around €3.75 ($4.50) per hour, or €5.70 ($6.80) for full-time workers.
A recent survey of more than 2,000 workers found that the unemployment rate was 6.3%, compared to 4.6% in December 2016.