Minister of Labour, Employment and Economic Inclusion (France)

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Minister of Labour, Employment and Economic Inclusion of the French Republic
Ministre du Travail, de l'Emploi et de l'Insertion
Informal meeting of energy and transport ministers (TTE). Arrivals, transport ministers Elisabeth Borne (37190062412) (cropped).jpg
Élisabeth Borne

since 6 July 2020
Minister of Labours
Member ofCabinet
Reports toPresident of the Republic
Prime Minister
SeatHôtel du Châtelet
NominatorPrime Minister
AppointerPresident of the Republic
Term lengthNo fixed term

The Minister of Labour, Employment and Economic Inclusion (Ministre du Travail, de l'Emploi et de l'Insertion), commonly just referred to as Minister of Labour, is a cabinet member in the Government of France. The minister is responsible for employment, labour legislation as well as the integration of foreigners.

The current officeholder, Élisabeth Borne, was appointed on 6 July 2020.[1]


The position was originally known as Minister of Labour (Ministre du Travail), created in 1906, and later, Minister of Labour and Social Security Provisions (Ministre du Travail et Prévoyance sociale). After its 1906 creation, the Inspection du travail (IT, Labour Inspection) service was integrated to it.[2]

After the Second World War, the position was renamed Minister of Social Affairs.[3] In its current state, the position was brought back in 1981 (after almost a decade) under the presidency of François Mitterrand—as a result of the economic situation of France in the 1980s—to oversee issues of social exclusion, unemployment, racism, sexism and social justice.[4]

The seat of the ministry is the hôtel du Châtelet, an 18th-century neoclassical palace located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris.[5]

Hôtel du Châtelet in Paris, HJome of the Ministry of Labour and the minister's official residence.

List of ministers of labour[edit]

Third Republic[edit]

Vichy France[edit]

Provisional Government of the French Republic[edit]

Fourth Republic[edit]

Fifth Republic[edit]



  1. ^ "Qui sont les ministres du gouvernement Castex ?". Le Monde (in French). 6 July 2020.
  2. ^ Béthouart 2006, p. 240.
  3. ^ Béthouart 2006, p. 225.
  4. ^ July 2014, p. 89.
  5. ^ Travail, re du; Insertion; Travail, re du; Insertion (31 July 2020). "L'Hôtel du Châtelet au cours de l'Histoire – Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de l'Insertion". Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de l'Insertion (in French).
  6. ^ a b c d e Archives of the National Assembly of France.