June 17, 2020 / 6:26 AM / 2 months ago

7.8 million French on temporary unemployment packages at end-May -minister

PARIS, June 17 (Reuters) - Around 7.8 million French people were on temporary unemployment packages as of the end of May, jobs minister Muriel Penicaud told Radio Classique on Wednesday.

The state had spent around 7 billion euros ($7.9 billion) on those unemployment packages over the last three months, she added.

$1 = 0.8868 euros Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta and Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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