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Employment in the Charente Catchment Area

- 7 000 jobs in packaging.

-In Charente, the cognac activity employs 17 000 persons out of the 22 000 workers of the region :
10 500 in viticulture
3 000 in trade and distillation
3 400 in indirect jobs

Cognac is sold abroad in the whole world (exportation of 93,3%) and it contributes for 1,26 billion euros to the balance of trade excess, and for 70% of the trade excess of the Poitou-Charentes region.

But the unemployment rate is quite high (19%)


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