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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Unemployment Falls

PARIS () -- French unemployment declined for the sixth straight month in March, edging down to 12.2 percent, the Labor Ministry confirmed Friday as the country's presidential race headed into its final stretch.

The figures were expected to provide further focus in the battle between conservative front-runner Jacques Chirac and socialist Lionel Jospin for the May 7 presidential run-off