Italy Unemployment Rate  1983-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The jobless rate in Italy came in at 14 percent in December of 2015, the same as an upwardly revised 14 percent in the previous month. Figures came above market expectations as the economy lost 21,000 jobs. Youth unemployment rate eased to 37.9 percent from 38 percent in the previous month, reaching the lowest since October of 2012. Unemployment Rate in Italy averaged 9.31 percent from 1983 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 13 percent in November of 2014 and a record low of 5.80 percent in March of 2007. Unemployment Rate in Italy is reported by the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT).

Italy Unemployment Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.40 11.40 13.00 5.80 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 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 February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-12-01 09:00 AM Oct 11.5% 11.5% 11.7% 11.7%
2016-01-07 09:00 AM Nov 11.3% 11.5% 11.5% 11.4%
2016-02-02 09:00 AM Dec 11.4% 11.4% 11.2% 11.3%
2016-03-01 09:00 AM Jan 11.4% 11.3%
2016-04-01 08:00 AM Feb 11.3%
2016-04-29 08:00 AM Mar 11.2%

Italy Unemployment Rate Worse than Expected


The jobless rate in Italy came in at 14 percent in December of 2015, the same as an upwardly revised 14 percent in the previous month. Figures came above market expectations as the number of unemployed grew by 18 thousand and the economy lost 21 thousand jobs.

In December, the number of unemployed persons increased to 2897.89 thousand. Youth unemployment rate eased to 37.9 percent from 38 percent in the previous month, reaching the lowest since October of 2012.

The number of employed persons fell to 22469.66 and the employment rate slipped to 56.4 percent in December from 56.5 percent in November.

Istat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
2/2/2016 10:05:25 AM

Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.40 11.40 13.00 5.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 22469.66 22490.60 23202.31 22134.22 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2897.89 2879.55 3331.46 1403.14 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 33772.00 33301.00 33772.00 19609.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 138073.00 136596.00 148487.00 132977.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 56.40 56.50 58.90 55.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.60 64.20 64.70 57.20 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.20 7.30 8.10 2.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 37.90 38.00 43.60 18.30 percent [+]
Labour Costs 110.67 110.14 111.56 44.50 Index Points [+]
Productivity 110.67 110.14 111.70 24.50 Index Points [+]
Wages 2167.84 2140.98 2167.84 1482.88 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 111.50 111.50 111.50 2.20 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 1.30 1.30 16.00 1.00 percent [+]
Population 60.80 59.69 60.80 50.03 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 63.80 62.70 63.80 59.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.30 66.15 66.30 59.00 [+]
Employment Change 0.40 0.30 1.10 -0.90 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1390.00 1590.00 1660.00 1390.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2400.00 2500.00 2500.00 2400.00 EUR/Month [+]




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