Italy Unemployment Rate  1983-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Italy's seasonally adjusted jobless rate stood at 11.9 percent in January 2017, unchanged from the revised December's figure and slightly lower than market expectations of 12 percent. It was the highest reading since June 2015, as the number of unemployed persons rose by 2 thousand from the previous month and employment increased by 30 thousand. Meanwhile, the employment rate edged up to 57.5 percent, its highest level since May 2009. Unemployment Rate in Italy averaged 9.38 percent from 1983 until 2017, 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-01-09 09:00 AM Nov 11.9% 11.8% 11.6%
2017-01-31 09:00 AM Dec 12% 12% 11.8% 11.5%
2017-03-02 09:00 AM Jan 11.9% 11.9% 12% 11.9%
2017-04-03 08:00 AM Feb 11.9% 11.8%
2017-05-02 08:00 AM Mar 11.6%
2017-05-31 08:00 AM Apr 11.3%




Italy Unemployment Rate Unchanged At 1-1/2-Year High


Italy's seasonally adjusted jobless rate stood at 11.9 percent in January 2017, unchanged from the revised December's figure and slightly lower than market expectations of 12 percent. It was the highest reading since June 2015, as the number of unemployed persons rose by 2 thousand from the previous month and employment increased by 30 thousand.

There were 3.097 million unemployed people, 2 thousand more than in the previous month. Employment rose by 30 thousand to 22.856 million and those detached from the labour force decreased by 42 thousand to 13.401 million.

Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers between 15 and 24 years old, declined to 37.9 percent from 39.2 percent in December.

Italy's overall employment rate, one of the lowest in the Euro Area, edged up to 57.5 percent, its highest reading since May 2009, from 57.4 percent in December.

Istat | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
3/2/2017 9:45:21 AM



Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.90 11.90 13.10 5.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 22855.95 22826.23 23191.57 22128.51 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3096.71 3094.67 3347.20 1379.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 35459.63 34633.09 35459.63 19609.13 Hundreds Person [+]
Full Time Employment 138644.18 140348.62 148487.11 132977.43 Hundreds Person [+]
Employment Rate 57.50 57.40 58.90 55.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.47 64.80 65.47 57.20 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.30 6.80 8.00 2.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 37.90 39.20 43.90 18.10 percent [+]
Labour Costs 105.44 106.51 110.69 44.50 Index Points [+]
Productivity 105.44 106.51 110.69 24.50 Index Points [+]
Wages 2167.84 2140.98 2167.84 1482.88 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 111.90 111.80 111.90 2.20 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 0.50 0.40 15.80 0.40 percent [+]
Population 60.67 60.80 60.80 50.03 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.58 65.58 65.58 59.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.58 66.58 66.58 59.00 [+]
Employment Change -0.10 0.50 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 1185.10 1159.00 2100.00 1136.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 940.30 911.80 991.00 900.90 EUR/Month [+]



Italy Unemployment Rate Notes

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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.90 11.90 13.10 5.70 1983 - 2017 percent Monthly



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