Unemployment Benefits in France

Welcome to our guide to the system of unemployment benefits in France.

There is no automatic right to unemployment benefits in France. You either need to have paid into the system or have transferred rights from your country of origin within the EEA.

However, signing on with the French job centre service Pôle Emploi is potentially useful to those seeking to set up a business in France, as it grants rights to reduced social security contributions for up to three years.

  1. Registration with Pôle emploi
  2. Export of Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)
  3. Business Start-Up Support
  4. Rules on Unemployment Benefit

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