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

Unemployment Rate in Italy decreased to 12.90 percent in December of 2014 from 13.40 percent in November of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Italy averaged 9.23 percent from 1983 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 13.40 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


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.90 13.30 13.40 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 Sunday, February 1, 2015.


Italy Unemployment Rate at 4-Month Low


Italian jobless rate decreased to 12.9 percent in December from 13.3 percent November. It is the lowest figure since August as employment increased for the first time in three months.

In December, 22.422 million persons were employed, 0.4 percent more compared with November. There were 3.322 million unemployed people, 3.2 percent less than in the previous month.

The employment rate increased slightly to 55.7 percent from 55.5 in November.

Youth unemployment fell to 42 percent from a revised 43 percent in the previous month.

Istat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
1/30/2015 3:54:17 PM


Recent Releases

Italy Unemployment Rate at 13.4% in November
Italian seasonally adjusted jobless rate rose for the third consecutive month to 13.4 in November of 2014 from a revised 13.3 percent in October, hitting a new record high. Published on 2015-01-07

Italy Unemployment Rate Hits Record High
Italian jobless rate increased to 13.2 percent in October of 2014 from a revised 12.9 percent in September. It is the highest rate on record. Published on 2014-11-28


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-11-28 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Oct
13.2% 12.9% (R) 12.6% 12.7%
2015-01-07 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Nov
13.4% 13.3% (R) 13.3% 13.3%
2015-01-30 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Dec
12.9% 13.3%(R) 13.5% 13.5%
2015-03-02 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
12.9% 13%
2015-03-31 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
13%
2015-04-30 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
13.1%


Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 12.90 13.30 13.40 5.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 22421.56 22328.86 23526.88 22320.26 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3322.29 3431.00 3431.00 1423.55 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 7.70 8.00 8.00 2.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 42.00 43.00 43.50 18.90 percent [+]
Productivity 115.38 113.83 124.40 24.50 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.60 63.70 64.10 57.20 percent [+]
Wages 2167.84 2140.98 2167.84 1482.88 EUR [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 109.10 109.10 109.10 2.20 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 115.38 113.83 124.40 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 [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.10 Dec/14 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 4.30 Dec/14 4.80 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.70 Dec/14 6.70 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Nov/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.40 Dec/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Aug/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.80 Dec/14 4.90 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.90 Dec/14 13.30 13.40 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.40 Dec/14 3.50 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 3.76 Dec/14 4.53 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 8.10 Dec/14 8.00 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.30 Dec/14 5.20 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 Dec/14 3.40 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.40 Dec/14 3.20 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.40 Oct/14 10.50 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.80 Nov/14 6.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.60 Dec/14 5.80 10.80 2.50 percent [+]