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The French statistical office Insee released its unemployment data on Thursday. The unemployment rate in France remained unchanged at 10.2% in the first quarter. The fourth quarter's figure was revised down from 10.3%.
The number of unemployed people in metropolitan France remained unchanged at 2.8 million in the first quarter.
The employment rate rose to 64.6% in the first quarter from 64.4% in the fourth quarter.
The number of unemployed people under 24 years increased to 24.2% in the first quarter from 23.9% in the fourth quarter.
The unemployment in France remains at high levels since French President Francois Hollande took office in 2012.
The French government is struggling to bring down unemployment.
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