The UK is the only major EU economy where average wages have failed to return to pre-crisis levels, new figures reveal.
Francois Hollande leaves plenty of work to whoever will succeed him next spring.
2016 likely to create less jobs but US unemployment to stay under 5% mark says US Bureau of Labour Statistics.
Britain's jobless rate unexpectedly fell to an 11-year low between July and September, but there were also signs of a possible labour market slowdown.
Unemployment in the eurozone remains high but eased in September to the lowest level in five years at 10 percent of the workforce.
A record summer for tourism helped push unemployment in Spain down to 18.9%, the lowest in nearly seven years in the three months to September.
Hungary's government is promising to cut the level of tax on wages as it suffers a labour shortage following years of emigration to western Europe.
Job creation in Britain slowed in the three months up to August but it seems the Brexit vote has not yet undermined the labour market.
The number of people in Spain registering as unemployed rose in September as the jobs boost of a strong tourist seasons wears off.
France's jobless total surged in August. The labour minister said hiring in the tourism sector had suffered because of militant Islamist attacks.
France's economy slowed for the first time in three years between April and June - shrinking 0.1 percent - with a dip in consumer spending being blamed.
Eurozone employment is rising faster than expected according the European Central Bank's latest economic bulletin, fueled by an increase in part-time work and the service sector growing.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was in Paris to meet the French President to swap notes ahead of the Bratislava summit of EU leaders, minus Britain on Friday.
There was no fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank at its latest policy meeting in the face of high unemployment, weak growth and the threat of deflation in the…
Spanish unemployment rose for the first time in five months in August as a bumper tourism season ends.
Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed in August partly due to the effect of the Brexit vote. The weaker pound boosting exports help UK manufacturing rebound.
German unemployment was down again in August for the 12th straight month. Retail sales grew month-on-month in July, but declined from a year earlier.
Unemployment in the eurozone was unchanged in July at 10.1 percent of the workforce - the lowest in five years.
The number of people registered as out of work in Spain fell by 2.23 percent in July from a month earlier, fuelled by a bumper tourist season.
Britain's jobless rate has fallen to its lowest level since October 2005. It was 4.9 percent of the workforce in the three months to May
Tourism jobs boosted the number of people in work in Spain in June. The total of registered unemployed fell to its lowest level since September 2009.
Spain goes to the polls on Sunday barely six months since the last election.
The European Central Bank's Mario Draghi argues again reform is needed as well as low interest rates and money printing to get the eurozone's economy growing again.
Director François Ruffin mixes seriousness and humour in a documentary that has become a hit in France.