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

Unemployment Rate in Italy remained unchanged at 12.40 percent in May of 2015 from 12.40 percent in April of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Italy averaged 9.27 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
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.40 12.40 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. Content for - Italy Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Sunday, July 5, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-04-30 09:00 AM Mar 13% 12.7% 12.6% 13.1%
2015-06-03 09:00 AM Apr 12.4% 12.6% (R) 12.8% 13.0%
2015-06-30 09:00 AM May 12.4% 12.4% 12.3% 12.2%
2015-07-31 09:00 AM Jun 12.4% 12.5%
2015-09-01 09:00 AM Jul 12.5%
2015-09-30 09:00 AM Aug 12.6%


Italian Unemployment Rate Steady at 12.4%


Jobless rate in Italy remained unchanged in May of 2015, from 12.4 percent in the previous month, as unemployment showed no growth while employment fell slightly.

In May, the number of unemployed persons was 3.157 million from 3.161 million in April 2015. While the number of employed persons fell 0.3 percent to 22.330 million from 22.420 million in the previous month. Employment rate was 55.9 percent (-0.1 p.p.), inactivity rate was 36 percent (+0.1 p.p.) and youth unemployment rate (aged 15-24) decreased by 0.1 p.p. to 41.5 percent.

Year-on-year, employment rate increased by 0.3 percent while unemployment rate declined 0.2 percent. Youth unemployment rate fell 1 percent. 

Istat | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
6/30/2015 9:50:03 AM


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Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 12.40 12.40 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 22329.62 22420.31 23526.88 22197.47 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3157.17 3160.79 3396.21 1423.55 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 8.10 7.40 8.10 2.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 41.50 41.50 43.80 18.40 percent [+]
Productivity 111.97 112.05 124.40 24.50 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.90 64.70 64.70 57.20 percent [+]
Wages 2167.84 2140.98 2167.84 1482.88 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 110.90 110.90 110.90 2.20 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 111.97 112.05 124.40 44.50 Index Points [+]
Population 60.78 59.69 60.78 50.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 63.80 62.70 63.80 59.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.30 66.15 66.30 59.00 [+]
Wage Growth 1.10 1.20 16.00 1.00 percent [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.00 May/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.70 May/15 6.40 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 May/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Mar/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.10 May/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Mar/15 10.40 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 May/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.81 Mar/15 5.94 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.40 May/15 12.40 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.30 May/15 3.30 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.45 May/15 4.31 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.90 May/15 7.00 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.60 May/15 5.80 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 May/15 3.70 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.78 Mar/15 23.70 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.20 May/15 3.30 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.60 Mar/15 11.20 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.50 Apr/15 5.50 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.30 Jun/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]