Italy Unemployment Rate 1983-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Italy increased to 12.70 percent in February of 2015 from 12.60 percent in January of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Italy averaged 9.25 percent from 1983 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 13.20 percent in November of 2014 and a record low of 5.90 percent in April of 2007. Unemployment Rate in Italy is reported by the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT).

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Italy Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.70 12.60 13.20 5.90 1983 - 2015 percent Monthly
In Italy, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Italy Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Italy Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.


Italy Unemployment Rate Edges Up to 12.7%


Italian jobless rate increased to 12.7 percent in February of 2015 from 12.6 percent in the previous month. It is the highest rate in two months and the first increase since November of 2014.

In February, there were 3.240 million unemployed persons, 0.7 percent more than in January. 22.270 million persons were employed, -0.2 percent with respect to January 2015.

The employment rate decreased by 0.1 percent to 55.7 percent while the inactivity rate edged up 0.1 percent to 36 percent. 

Year-on-year, employment grew 0.4 percent while unemployment increased 2.1 percent. 

Istat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
3/31/2015 10:57:09 AM


Recent Releases

Italy Unemployment Rate Falls to 12.6% in January
The Italian jobless rate decreased to 12.6 percent in the first month of the year from a revised 12.7 percent in December. It is the second consecutive fall as the number of unemployed people declined slightly while employment edged up. Published on 2015-03-02

Italy Unemployment Rate at 4-Month Low
Italian jobless rate decreased to 12.9 percent in December from 13.3 percent November. It is the lowest figure since August as employment increased for the first time in three months. Published on 2015-01-30


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-01-30 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Dec
12.9% 13.3%(R) 13.5% 13.5%
2015-03-02 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
12.6% 12.7%(R) 12.9% 12.9%
2015-03-31 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
12.7% 12.6% 12.5% 12.7%
2015-04-30 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
12.7% 13.1%
2015-06-03 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Apr
13.1%
2015-06-30 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  May
13.2%


Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 12.70 12.60 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 22270.35 22313.91 23526.88 22270.35 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3240.21 3216.95 3431.00 1423.55 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 8.10 7.40 8.10 2.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 42.60 41.20 43.70 18.20 percent [+]
Productivity 112.23 110.86 124.40 24.50 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.70 63.60 64.70 57.20 percent [+]
Wages 2167.84 2140.98 2167.84 1482.88 EUR [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 110.70 110.70 110.70 2.20 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 112.23 110.86 124.40 44.50 Index Points [+]
Population 60.78 59.69 60.78 50.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 62.00 62.00 62.00 59.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 59.00 [+]
Wage Growth 1.00 1.10 16.00 1.00 percent [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.10 Mar/15 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 5.90 Feb/15 5.30 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Mar/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Nov/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.30 Feb/15 11.40 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Nov/14 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.80 Feb/15 4.80 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.70 Feb/15 12.60 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Feb/15 3.60 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.33 Feb/15 4.51 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.00 Mar/15 7.10 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.90 Mar/15 5.80 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.70 Mar/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.40 Mar/15 3.50 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 11.30 Jan/15 10.90 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 Feb/15 5.70 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.50 Mar/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]