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

Unemployment Rate in Italy decreased to 12.30 percent in August of 2014 from 12.60 percent in July of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Italy averaged 9.19 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
12.30 12.60 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 Saturday, October 25, 2014.


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.

The number of unemployed people fell 2.6 percent in August over July to 3.134 million. Meanwhile, unemployment among youth increased to 44.2 percent from a revised 43.2 percent in the previous month.

In August 2014, 22.380 million persons were employed, 0.1 percent more than in July, as 32,000 new jobs were created. 

Istat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/30/2014 10:36:04 AM


Recent Releases

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

Italy Unemployment Rate Falls to 12.3% in June
Italy seasonally adjusted jobless rate was recorded at 12.3 percent in June of 2014, down from 12.6 percent in May. It is the lowest rate since nearly a year earlier, as more people were employed. Published on 2014-07-31


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-07-01 09:00 AM Italy
Unemployment Rate
May 2014 12.6% 12.5% (R) 12.6% 12.8%
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 12.3% 12.4% 12.4%


Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 12.30 12.60 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 [+]