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

Unemployment Rate in Italy increased to 13.20 percent in October of 2014 from 12.90 percent in September of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Italy averaged 9.21 percent from 1983 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 13.20 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
13.20 12.90 13.20 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, December 21, 2014.


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.

In October of 2014, the number of unemployed persons increased 2.7 percent over September to 3.41 million. In contrast, employment fell 0.2 percent to 22.374 million while the number of inactive persons decreased 0.2 percent to 14.08 million.

The employment rate was 55.6 percent compared with a revised 55.8 percent in September.

Youth unemployment rate rose 0.6 percent to 43.3 percent in October.

Istat| Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
11/28/2014 9:48:43 AM


Recent Releases

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. Published on 2014-10-31

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


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-09-30 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Aug
12.3% 12.6% 12.6% 12.4%
2014-10-31 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Sep
12.6% 12.5% (R) 12.4% 12.4%
2014-11-28 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Oct
13.2% 12.9% (R) 12.6% 12.7%
2015-01-08 09:00 AM
Unemployment  rate  Nov
13.3%
2015-01-30 09:00 AM
Unemployment  rate  Dec
13.3%
2015-02-27 09:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
13.4%


Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 13.20 12.90 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 22373.81 22429.14 23515.79 22254.64 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3409.64 3319.83 3409.64 1433.68 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 7.70 8.00 8.00 2.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 43.30 42.70 43.70 19.00 percent [+]
Productivity 125.70 124.40 125.70 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 108.90 108.90 122.20 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 [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.30 Nov/14 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 4.80 Nov/14 4.70 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.60 Nov/14 6.50 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Aug/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Oct/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Aug/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Oct/14 5.00 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 13.20 Oct/14 12.90 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Oct/14 3.60 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.53 Nov/14 4.78 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 8.00 Nov/14 8.00 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.20 Nov/14 5.10 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.40 Nov/14 3.50 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.67 Aug/14 24.47 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.20 Nov/14 3.10 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.50 Sep/14 10.10 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.00 Oct/14 6.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.80 Nov/14 5.80 10.80 2.50 percent [+]