Frustrations are growing in France over an unemployment rate that has almost reached 10 per cent.
In a bid to calm nerves, French President Nicolas Sarkozy is holding a summit to address joblessness, but many seem unconvinced by his ability to tackle the crisis.
The situation is especially stark for young people, and looks set to be a key issue in forthcoming presidential elections.
Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports from Paris.
Source: Al Jazeera