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

The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Italy edged up to 11.7 percent in February of 2016 compared to an upwardly revised 11.6 percent in the previous month while staying above market expectations of 11.5 percent. On a monthly basis, 97 thousand jobs were lost in February, outweighing a rise of 73 thousand in January. Unemployment Rate in Italy averaged 9.32 percent from 1983 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 13.10 percent in November of 2014 and a record low of 5.70 percent in April of 2007. Unemployment Rate in Italy is reported by the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT).

Italy Unemployment Rate
Receive the next reported value for Italy Unemployment Rate in you Inbox



We will not not share your email with third parties and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Please Paste this Code in your Website

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.70 11.60 13.10 5.70 1983 - 2016 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 April of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-02-02 09:00 AM Dec 11.4% 11.4% 11.2% 11.3%
2016-03-01 09:00 AM Jan 11.5% 11.6% 11.4% 11.3%
2016-04-01 08:00 AM Feb 11.7% 11.6% 11.5% 11.4%
2016-04-29 08:00 AM Mar 11.7% 11.7% 11.6%
2016-05-31 08:00 AM Apr 11.6%
2016-07-01 08:00 AM May 11.6%

Italy Jobless Rate Rises to 11.7% in February


The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Italy edged up to 11.7 percent in February of 2016 compared to an upwardly revised 11.6 percent in the previous month while staying above market expectations of 11.5 percent. On a monthly basis, 97 thousand jobs were lost in February, outweighing a rise of 73 thousand in January.

In January, the number of unemployed persons rose by 7 thousand or by 0.3 percent to 2.980 million from 2.973 million in January. While the number of employed persons fell by 97 thousand or by 0.4 percent to 22.456 million from 22.553 million in the previous month. Employment rate, one of the lowest in the Euro Area, fell to 56.4 percent from a downwardly revised 56.6 percent in January. 

Youth unemployment rate (aged 15-24) went down to 39.1 percent from 39.3 percent the month before, but remained above the levels posted at the end of 2015.

Year-on-year, the number of unemployed fell by 136 thousand or by 4.4 percent while the the number of employed increased by 96 thousand or by 0.4 percent.

Istat | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
4/1/2016 9:34:18 AM

Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.70 11.60 13.10 5.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 22455.96 22632.12 23202.31 22134.22 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2979.87 2950.65 3331.46 1403.14 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 34170.00 33772.00 34170.00 19609.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 137390.00 138073.00 148487.00 132977.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 56.40 56.80 58.90 55.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.50 63.60 64.70 57.20 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.20 7.30 8.10 2.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 39.10 39.30 43.60 18.30 percent [+]
Labour Costs 110.22 108.78 110.22 44.50 Index Points [+]
Productivity 110.22 108.78 110.22 24.50 Index Points [+]
Wages 2167.84 2140.98 2167.84 1482.88 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 111.60 111.60 111.60 2.20 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 0.00 0.80 16.00 0.00 percent [+]
Population 60.80 60.78 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 0.30 0.40 1.10 -0.90 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1280.00 1390.00 1660.00 1280.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2350.00 2400.00 2500.00 2350.00 EUR/Month [+]




Last
Djibouti 54.00 Dec/10
Congo 46.10 Dec/13
Bosnia and Herzegovina 42.76 Feb/16
Haiti 40.60 Dec/10
Afghanistan 40.00 Dec/15
Kenya 40.00 Dec/11
Kosovo 35.30 Dec/14
Yemen 29.00 Dec/11
Swaziland 28.50 Dec/10
Namibia 28.10 Dec/14
Republic of the Congo 26.60 Dec/10
Angola 26.00 Dec/14
Palestine 25.80 Dec/15
Lesotho 25.30 Dec/08
Macedonia 24.62 Dec/15
South Africa 24.50 Dec/15
Greece 24.40 Jan/16
Equatorial Guinea 22.30 Dec/09
Gambia 22.00 Dec/10
Guyana 21.00 Dec/11
Spain 21.00 Mar/16
Botswana 20.00 Dec/13
Armenia 19.60 Dec/15
Libya 19.50 Dec/11
Sudan 19.50 Dec/14
Montenegro 18.28 Mar/16
Serbia 17.90 Dec/15
Albania 17.70 Dec/15
Croatia 17.20 Mar/16
Mozambique 17.00 Dec/07
Ethiopia 16.80 Dec/15
Iraq 16.40 Dec/14
Gabon 16.00 Dec/10
Cape Verde 15.80 Dec/14
Bahamas 15.70 Dec/14
Tunisia 15.40 Dec/15
Oman 15.00 Dec/11
Syria 14.90 Dec/12
Eritrea 14.50 Dec/84
Dominican Republic 14.00 Sep/15
New Caledonia 13.80 Dec/09
Jordan 13.60 Dec/15
Sao Tome and Principe 13.60 Dec/12
Senegal 13.40 Dec/15
Zambia 13.30 Dec/14
Jamaica 13.10 Sep/15
Mauritania 12.85 Dec/14
Egypt 12.77 Dec/15
Cyprus 12.60 Feb/16
Slovenia 12.60 Feb/16
Georgia 12.40 Dec/14
Portugal 12.20 Dec/15
South Sudan 12.00 Dec/08
Iran 11.80 Mar/16
Puerto Rico 11.80 Mar/16
Italy 11.70 Feb/16
Maldives 11.60 Dec/14
Barbados 11.30 Sep/15
Zimbabwe 11.30 Dec/14
Algeria 11.20 Sep/15
Belize 11.10 Dec/14
Turkey 11.10 Jan/16
East Timor 11.00 Dec/13
Uzbekistan 10.70 Dec/13
Turkmenistan 10.50 Dec/14
Nigeria 10.40 Dec/15
Euro Area 10.30 Feb/16
France 10.30 Dec/15
Tanzania 10.30 Dec/14
Bulgaria 10.19 Feb/16
Finland 10.10 Mar/16
Colombia 10.00 Feb/16
Poland 10.00 Mar/16
Slovakia 9.90 Mar/16
Ukraine 9.90 Dec/15
Latvia 9.80 Dec/15
Costa Rica 9.60 Dec/15
Morocco 9.50 Dec/15
Austria 9.40 Mar/16
European Union 8.90 Feb/16
Lithuania 8.90 Mar/16
Suriname 8.90 Dec/14
Belgium 8.60 Feb/16
Ireland 8.60 Mar/16
Mongolia 8.30 Dec/15
Brazil 8.20 Feb/16
Mali 8.20 Dec/14
Uruguay 8.00 Feb/16
Fiji 7.90 Dec/14
Mauritius 7.90 Dec/15
Chad 7.80 Dec/12
Burundi 7.70 Dec/12
Sweden 7.70 Mar/16
Central African Republic 7.60 Dec/12
Bolivia 7.40 Dec/13
Peru 7.20 Mar/16
Canada 7.10 Mar/16
Comoros 7.00 Dec/12
El Salvador 7.00 Dec/14
Brunei 6.90 Dec/14
Togo 6.90 Dec/13
Nicaragua 6.80 Dec/14
Burkina Faso 6.60 Dec/14
Malawi 6.60 Dec/13
Luxembourg 6.50 Mar/16
Romania 6.50 Feb/16
Estonia 6.40 Dec/15
Lebanon 6.40 Dec/14
Netherlands 6.40 Mar/16
Indonesia 6.18 Sep/15
Czech Republic 6.10 Mar/16
Hungary 6.00 Mar/16
Russia 6.00 Mar/16
Venezuela 6.00 Dec/15
Argentina 5.90 Sep/15
Chile 5.90 Feb/16
Pakistan 5.90 Dec/15
Paraguay 5.80 Dec/15
Philippines 5.80 Mar/16
Australia 5.70 Mar/16
Ecuador 5.65 Dec/15
Cayman Islands 5.60 Dec/15
Saudi Arabia 5.60 Dec/15
Israel 5.30 Mar/16
Ivory Coast 5.30 Dec/13
New Zealand 5.30 Dec/15
Ghana 5.20 Dec/13
Malta 5.20 Dec/15
Kazakhstan 5.10 Feb/16
United Kingdom 5.10 Feb/16
Azerbaijan 5.00 Dec/13
United States 5.00 Mar/16
India 4.90 Dec/13
Seychelles 4.70 Dec/14
Norway 4.60 Feb/16
Bangladesh 4.30 Dec/14
Denmark 4.30 Feb/16
Honduras 4.30 Dec/13
Sri Lanka 4.30 Dec/15
Germany 4.20 Mar/16
Moldova 4.20 Dec/15
United Arab Emirates 4.20 Dec/12
North Korea 4.10 Dec/14
China 4.05 Dec/15
Myanmar 4.02 Dec/13
Cameroon 4.00 Dec/13
Taiwan 3.92 Mar/16
Guinea 3.80 Dec/12
Liberia 3.80 Dec/14
South Korea 3.80 Mar/16
Uganda 3.80 Dec/13
Bahrain 3.70 Dec/12
Mexico 3.70 Mar/16
Switzerland 3.60 Mar/16
Kuwait 3.50 Dec/13
Hong Kong 3.40 Mar/16
Malaysia 3.40 Feb/16
Rwanda 3.40 Dec/12
Trinidad and Tobago 3.40 Sep/15
Iceland 3.30 Mar/16
Sierra Leone 3.30 Dec/14
Japan 3.20 Mar/16
Guatemala 2.90 Jun/14
Cuba 2.70 Dec/14
Nepal 2.70 Dec/13
Bhutan 2.60 Dec/15
Panama 2.50 Dec/15
Papua New Guinea 2.50 Dec/14
Liechtenstein 2.40 Dec/15
Tajikistan 2.40 Feb/16
Vietnam 2.31 Dec/15
Niger 2.25 Dec/08
Kyrgyzstan 2.20 Nov/15
Macau 1.90 Mar/16
Singapore 1.90 Mar/16
Guinea Bissau 1.80 Dec/10
Laos 1.40 Dec/14
Madagascar 1.20 Dec/12
Belarus 1.00 Dec/15
Benin 1.00 Dec/13
Thailand 0.87 Feb/16
Cambodia 0.30 Dec/13
Qatar 0.20 Dec/14