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France's Hollande Launches Push to Curb Unemployment

French President Francois Hollande announced a $2.2 billion job-creation push Monday as he sought to save his 2017 re-election chances. Rising unemployment, at an 18-year high of 10.6 percent, has dogged Hollande throughout his presidency and is a reminder to voters that he has failed to live up to promises to put the jobless rate on a convincingly downward path, which he set as a precondition for running in the next presidential election. Hollande said France is in "a state of...

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