Italy Unemployment Rate  1983-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Italy's seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell to 11.5 percent in May 2016 compared with a downwardly revised 11.6 percent in the previous month, beating market expectations. The number of unemployed continued to decrease while employment levels increased for the third month running. Unemployment Rate in Italy averaged 9.33 percent from 1983 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 13.10 percent in November of 2014 and a record low of 5.70 percent in April of 2007. Unemployment Rate in Italy is reported by the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT).

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.50 11.60 13.10 5.70 1983 - 2016 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 the latest reported value for - Italy Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Italy Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-29 08:00 AM Mar 11.4% 11.6% 11.7% 11.6%
2016-05-31 08:00 AM Apr 11.7% 11.5% 11.4% 11.4%
2016-07-01 08:00 AM May 11.5% 11.6% 11.6% 11.6%
2016-07-29 08:00 AM Jun 11.5% 11.4% 11.5%
2016-08-31 08:00 AM Jul 11.5%
2016-09-30 08:00 AM Aug 11.4%

Italy Jobless Rate Drops to 11.5%


Italy's seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell to 11.5 percent in May 2016 compared with a downwardly revised 11.6 percent in the previous month, beating market expectations. The number of unemployed continued to decrease while employment levels increased for the third month running.

In May, the number of unemployed persons declined by 24 thousand or by 0.8 percent to 2.950 million from 2.974 million in April, while the number of employed persons rose by 21 thousand or by 0.1 percent to 22.677 million from 22.656 million in the previous month. The employment rate, one of the lowest in the Euro Area, went up to to a fresh five-year high of 57.1 percent from 57 percent in April and the activity rate also rose. In contrast, the inactivity rate, which measures those neither in work nor looking for work, stood at 35.3 percent.

Youth unemployment rate (aged 15-24) was stable at 36.9 percent.

Year-on-year, the number of unemployed fell by 175 thousand or by 5.6 percent while the the number of employed increased by 299 thousand or by 1.3 percent.

Istat | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
7/1/2016 9:16:59 AM

Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.50 11.60 13.10 5.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 22676.91 22656.17 23182.24 22098.95 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2949.74 2974.05 3359.18 1379.15 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 34311.47 34170.36 34311.47 19609.13 Hundreds Person [+]
Full Time Employment 135326.23 137390.45 148487.11 132977.43 Hundreds Person [+]
Employment Rate 57.10 57.00 58.90 55.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.20 64.50 64.70 57.20 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.90 6.90 8.00 2.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 36.90 36.90 43.50 17.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.01 110.22 110.22 44.50 Index Points [+]
Productivity 109.01 110.22 110.22 24.50 Index Points [+]
Wages 2167.84 2140.98 2167.84 1482.88 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 0.60 0.60 16.00 0.60 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 111.70 111.70 111.70 2.20 Index Points [+]
Population 60.80 60.78 60.80 50.03 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 63.80 62.70 63.80 59.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.30 66.15 66.30 59.00 [+]
Employment Change 0.30 0.30 1.10 -0.90 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1250.00 1240.00 1660.00 1240.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2370.00 2360.00 2500.00 2340.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 2130.00 2100.00 2130.00 2100.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 991.00 991.00 991.00 977.00 EUR/Month [+]




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