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

Italy's seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell to 11.4 percent in March 2016 compared with a downwardly revised 11.6 percent in the previous month, beating market expectations of 11.7 percent. It was the lowest reading since December of 2012, as the number of unemployed persons fell 2.1 percent from the month before while employment rose 0.4 percent. Meanwhile, youth unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since October 2012. 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).

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.40 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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 11.4% 11.6% 11.7% 11.6%
2016-05-31 08:00 AM Apr 11.4% 11.4%
2016-07-01 08:00 AM May 11.4%
2016-07-29 08:00 AM Jun 11.4%

Italy Jobless Rate Lowest Since December 2012


Italy's seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell to 11.4 percent in March 2016 compared with a downwardly revised 11.6 percent in the previous month, beating market expectations of 11.7 percent. It was the lowest reading since December of 2012, as the number of unemployed persons fell 2.1 percent from the month before while employment rose 0.4 percent.

In March, the number of unemployed persons fell by 63 thousand or by 2.1 percent to 2.895 million from 2.958 million in February, while the number of employed persons rose by 90 thousand or by 0.4 percent to 22.578 million from 22.488 million in the previous month. Employment rate, one of the lowest in the Euro Area, went up to 56.7 percent from 56.5 percent in February. 

Youth unemployment rate (aged 15-24) went down to 36.7 percent, its lowest level since October 2012, from 38.2 percent the month before.

Year-on-year, the number of unemployed fell by 274 thousand or by 8.6 percent while the the number of employed increased by 263 thousand or by 1.2 percent.

Istat | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
4/29/2016 9:26:03 AM

Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.40 11.60 13.10 5.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 22577.88 22455.96 23202.31 22134.22 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2895.12 2979.87 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 56.70 56.40 58.90 55.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.50 63.60 64.70 57.20 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.90 6.20 8.00 2.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 36.70 38.20 43.50 17.90 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 111.70 111.60 111.70 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 [+]




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