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French March consumer confidence stable at 100 points -INSEE

PARIS, March 28 (Reuters) - An official survey measuring French consumer confidence gave a reading of 100 points for March, unchanged from February, the INSEE statistics agency said on Wednesday.

The March consumer confidence level was also in line with a Reuters poll of 17 economists which had forecast a reading of 100 points.

France's economy has been showing signs of strength, with unemployment falling and the country's public deficit coming in below the European Union's three percent limit for the first time in a decade last year.

The consumer confidence index, which is not closely correlated to consumer spending trends, hit an all-time low in May and June 2013 of 79. The highest level since the survey was conducted on a monthly basis was 125 in January 2001.

- For more details and a breakdown from INSEE: http://www.insee.fr/en/themes/info-rapide.asp?id=20

- For a graphic: http://reut.rs/2j4DCHX (Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta Editing by Ingrid Melander)