Italy Unemployment Rate 1983-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Italy increased to 13 percent in March of 2015 from 12.70 percent in February of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Italy averaged 9.26 percent from 1983 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 13.20 percent in November 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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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
13.00 12.70 13.20 5.90 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 - Italy Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Italy Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Saturday, May 23, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-03-02 09:00 AM Jan 12.6% 12.7%(R) 12.9% 12.9%
2015-03-31 09:00 AM Feb 12.7% 12.6% 12.5% 12.7%
2015-04-30 09:00 AM Mar 13% 12.7% 12.6% 13.1%
2015-06-03 09:00 AM Apr 13% 13.2%
2015-06-30 09:00 AM May 13.2%
2015-07-31 09:00 AM Jun 13.3%


Italian Unemployment Rate Jumps to 13%


Jobless rate in Italy unexpectedly increased to 13 percent in March of 2015 from 12.7 percent in the previous month as the number of unemployed rose and employment fell.

In March, the number of unemployed persons increased 1.6 percent to 3.292 million from 3.240 million in February. In contrast, the number of employed persons fell to 22.211 million from 22.270 million in the previous month (-0.3 percent) . Youth unemployment rate (aged 15-24) increased by 0.3 percentage point to 43.1 percent.

Year-on-year, employment decreased by 0.3 percent while unemployment rose 4.4 percent. 

Istat | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
4/30/2015 12:35:07 PM


Recent Releases

Italy Unemployment Rate Edges Up to 12.7%
Italian jobless rate increased to 12.7 percent in February of 2015 from 12.6 percent in the previous month. It is the highest rate in two months and the first increase since November of 2014. Published on 2015-03-31

Italy Unemployment Rate Falls to 12.6% in January
The Italian jobless rate decreased to 12.6 percent in the first month of the year from a revised 12.7 percent in December. It is the second consecutive fall as the number of unemployed people declined slightly while employment edged up. Published on 2015-03-02


Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 13.00 12.70 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Employed Persons 22194.61 22253.39 23526.88 22194.61 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3302.11 3249.63 3396.21 1423.55 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 8.10 7.40 8.10 2.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 43.10 42.80 43.50 18.20 percent [+]
Productivity 112.23 110.86 124.40 24.50 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.70 63.60 64.70 57.20 percent [+]
Wages 2167.84 2140.98 2167.84 1482.88 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 110.70 110.70 110.70 2.20 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 112.23 110.86 124.40 44.50 Index Points [+]
Population 60.78 59.69 60.78 50.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 63.80 62.70 63.80 59.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.30 66.15 66.30 59.00 [+]
Wage Growth 1.20 1.00 16.00 1.00 percent [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.20 Apr/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.40 Apr/15 6.20 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Apr/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Feb/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.30 Mar/15 11.30 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Nov/14 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Mar/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 13.00 Mar/15 12.70 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.40 Mar/15 3.50 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 3.86 Mar/15 4.33 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.00 Apr/15 7.00 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.80 Apr/15 5.90 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.70 Apr/15 3.70 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.78 Feb/15 23.70 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.30 Apr/15 3.40 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 11.20 Feb/15 11.30 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.50 Mar/15 5.60 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.40 Apr/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]