The figures come at an unfortunate time for Hollande, who campaigned on a pledge to cut France's unemployment levels. The French government is expected to start negotiations Tuesday for his flagship "responsibility pact".
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The pact, announced by Hollande earlier this month, aims at cutting unemployment and increasing competitiveness by lowering France's high labor costs. Keys measures to be discussed include the scrapping of family contributions worth 30 billion euros ($41 billion), further spending reductions worth 50 billion euros between 2015 and 2017, fiscal reform and administrative simplification.
As well as attempting to rejuvenate the economy, Hollande is also battling very low popularity ratings and media speculation over his private life. The president confirmed his breakup with long-term partner Valerie Trierweiler on Saturday, following reports of an affair with a French actress.