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

Unemployment Rate in Italy decreased to 12.60 percent in January of 2015 from 12.90 percent in December of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Italy averaged 9.24 percent from 1983 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 13.30 percent in October 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
12.60 12.70 13.30 5.90 1983 - 2015 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 Tuesday, March 3, 2015.


Italy Unemployment Rate Falls to 12.6% in January


The Italian jobless rate decreased to 12.6 percent in the first month of the year from a revised 12.7 percent in December. It is the second consecutive fall as the number of unemployed people declined slightly while employment edged up.

In January of 2015, the number of unemployed persons decreased 0.6 percent to 3.22 million. The largest drop was recorded for females (-2.2 percent).

There were 22.320 million persons employed, 11 thousand more than in the previous month (+0.1 percent).

Youth unemployment declined 0.1 percent to 41.2 percent in January.

Istat | Carolina Cunha | carolina.cunha@tradingeconomics.com
3/2/2015 9:55:42 AM


Recent Releases

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. Published on 2015-01-30

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


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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
12.6% 12.7%(R) 12.9% 12.9%
2015-03-31 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
12.6% 13%
2015-04-30 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
13.1%
2015-06-03 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Apr
13.1%


Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 12.60 12.70 13.30 5.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 22319.64 22308.85 23526.88 22308.85 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3220.89 3241.92 3431.00 1423.55 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 7.40 7.70 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 110.70 109.10 110.70 2.20 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 115.38 113.83 124.40 44.50 Index Points [+]
Population 60.78 59.69 60.78 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 [+]
Wage Growth 1.10 1.10 16.00 1.00 percent [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.40 Jan/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 5.30 Jan/15 4.30 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.60 Jan/15 6.70 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Nov/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.20 Jan/15 11.30 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Aug/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jan/15 4.80 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 12.60 Jan/15 12.70 13.30 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.60 Jan/15 3.40 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.51 Jan/15 3.76 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.20 Jan/15 7.20 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.50 Jan/15 5.30 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.40 Jan/15 3.50 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.50 Jan/15 3.40 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.70 Nov/14 10.40 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.70 Dec/14 5.80 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.70 Jan/15 5.60 10.80 2.50 percent [+]