Italy Unemployment Rate 1983-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Italy increased to 12.60 percent in September of 2014 from 12.50 percent in August of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Italy averaged 9.20 Percent from 1983 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 12.80 Percent in November of 2013 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).

   
 
 

Italy Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.60 12.50 12.80 5.90 1983 - 2014 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 Friday, October 31, 2014.


Italy Unemployment Rate Rises in September


Italy’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased to 12.6 percent in September of 2014 from an upwardly revised 12.5 percent in August. Youth unemployment decreased 0.8 percent.

The number of unemployed persons was registered at 3.23 million, up by 1.5 percent compared with the previous month. Youth unemployment rate (aged 15-24) was 42.9 percent, decreasing 0.8 percentage points from August.

The number of employed persons increased to 22.457 million, up by 0.4 percent on a monthly basis.

The labour force participation rate increased to 64.1 percent in September from 63.7 percent in August, the highest since 1992. In the same period, the occupation rate increased to 55.9 percent from 55.6 percent in August, the highest value since February of 2013. 

Istat | Ricardo Martins | ricardo.martins@tradingeconomics.com
10/31/2014 12:04:53 PM


Recent Releases

Italy Unemployment Falls to 12.3%
Italian seasonally adjusted jobless rate decreased to 12.3 percent in August of 2014 from 12.6 percent in July. Youth unemployment hit a new record high. Published on 2014-09-30

Italian Unemployment Rises to 12.6%
In July, Italy's seasonally adjusted jobless rate was recorded at 12.6 percent, up from 12.3 percent in June. It is the highest level since March. Published on 2014-08-29


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-07-31 09:00 AM Italy
Unemployment Rate
Jun 2014 12.3% 12.6% 12.6% 12.6%
2014-08-29 09:00 AM Italy
Unemployment Rate
Jul 2014 12.6% 12.3% 12.3% 12.7%
2014-09-30 09:00 AM Italy
Unemployment Rate
Aug 2014 12.3% 12.6% 12.6% 12.4%
2014-10-31 09:00 AM Italy
Unemployment Rate
Sep 2014 12.6% 12.5% (R) 12.4% 12.4%
2014-11-28 09:00 AM Italy
Unemployment Rate
Nov 2014 12.6% 12.4%


Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 12.60 12.50 12.80 5.90 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 22380.26 22348.52 23515.79 22254.64 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3133.93 3216.05 3299.20 1433.68 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 7.70 8.00 8.00 2.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 44.20 43.20 44.20 19.00 Percent [+]
Productivity 125.70 124.40 125.70 24.50 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.90 63.90 64.10 57.20 Percent [+]
Wages 2167.84 2140.98 2167.84 1482.88 EUR [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 108.70 108.70 122.20 2.60 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 125.70 124.40 125.70 44.50 Index Points [+]
Population 59.69 59.39 59.69 50.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 62.25 62.00 62.25 59.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 59.00 [+]