Unemployment has been France and Europe’s deepest crisis since the beginning of the 20th century.
The French governmental agency in charge of registering and accompanying unemployed people is called Pôle Emploi. Initially, the unemployed remained unemployed, i.e. the flow of new jobs had dried up. Increasingly now, there are more newly unemployed people, who have either had their contracts terminated, or have seen their activity significantly reduced during this period. Registrations to Pôle Emploi could thus continue to increase.