French town feels pinch of unemployment

Women of Yssingeaux face uncertain future as major employer – an underwear firm – closes production line.

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As Greece struggles with its debt crisis, other countries across Europe are struggling to keep people employed.

In France, the unemployment rate is at a 12-year high as companies close factories and outsource jobs abroad. The economic downturn has hit the women of one southern town particulary hard.

Al Jazeera’s Jacky Rowland reports from Yssingeaux, France.

Source: Al Jazeera

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