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

The unemployment rate in Italy decreased to 11.4 percent in July of 2016 from 11.6 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 11.6 percent. The number of unemployed persons fell 1.3 percent to 2,944 thousand while employment also declined by 0.3 percent to 22,765 thousand. Unemployment Rate in Italy averaged 9.34 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
11.40 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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-07-01 08:00 AM May 11.5% 11.6% 11.6% 11.6%
2016-07-29 08:00 AM Jun 11.6% 11.5% 11.4% 11.5%
2016-08-31 08:00 AM Jul 11.4% 11.6% 11.6% 11.5%
2016-09-30 08:00 AM Aug 11.4% 11.4% 11.4%
2016-11-03 09:00 AM Sep 11.2%
2016-12-01 09:00 AM Oct 11.2%

Italian Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Falls to 11.4% in July


The unemployment rate in Italy decreased to 11.4 percent in July of 2016 from 11.6 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 11.6 percent. The number of unemployed persons fell 1.3 percent to 2,944 thousand while employment also declined by 0.3 percent to 22,765 thousand.

The number of unemployed people fell 1.3 percent to 2,944 million and those detached from the labour force increased 0.4 percent to 13,644 million. Employment declined 0.3 percent to reach 22,765 thousand, following increase in the previous months (0.3 percent in June). As a result, the employment rate edged down by 0.1 percent to 57.3 percent. 

Youth unemployment rate increased to 39.2 percent from 37.3 percent in June.

Istat | Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
8/31/2016 9:50:44 AM

Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.40 11.60 13.10 5.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 22765.16 22828.02 23182.24 22098.95 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2943.60 2982.75 3359.18 1379.15 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 34549.53 34311.47 34549.53 19609.13 Hundreds Person [+]
Full Time Employment 139145.24 135326.23 148487.11 132977.43 Hundreds Person [+]
Employment Rate 57.30 57.40 58.90 55.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.33 64.20 65.33 57.20 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.90 6.90 8.00 2.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 39.20 37.30 43.70 17.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 110.69 109.01 110.69 44.50 Index Points [+]
Productivity 110.69 109.01 110.69 24.50 Index Points [+]
Wages 2167.84 2140.98 2167.84 1482.88 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 0.60 0.70 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 0.50 0.40 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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