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French economic recovery plan should create 160,000 jobs: PM

French Prime Minister Jean Castex speaks during a news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation in France, at the Hotel Matignon in Paris, France August 27, 2020.Christophe Archambault/Pool via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday he hoped the country’s 100 billion euro ($118.03 billion) economic recovery plan would create 160,000 jobs by 2021.

Speaking on RTL radio, he had earlier said the plan aimed at erasing the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis over two years as well as helping to avert widespread job losses.

Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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