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France's unemployment rate increased slightly in the third quarter, figures showed Thursday in discouraging news for President Francois Hollande as he weighs a re-election bid.For all of France, including overseas territories, the third-quarter figure stood at 10 percent.Hollande had been buoyed by September's showing, the sharpest drop in unemployment for 20 years.The national statistics office INSEE said Thursday that unemployment was down 0.4 percentage points compared with the same period last year, adding that there were 2.8 million unemployed in mainland France in the period from July to September.Joblessness among this group rose 1.2 percentage points to 25.1 percent, the highest level since 2012 .
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