French people work at a wide range of jobs. Many work in offices, shops, or open-air markets. Others work in factories that produce machinery, metals, foods, and other products sold around the world. French airplanes and cars are especially important products.
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A much smaller number of people still make a living off the land. Some work as farmers, growing wheat, sugar beets, grapes, potatoes, barley, apples, and other foods. Farmers also raise cattle, chickens, and pigs. Many foods are sold at local markets, and many are sold to other countries.
Pickers harvest and transport grapes to be made into wine in eastern France.