Italy Unemployment Rate  1983-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Italy's seasonally adjusted jobless rate decreased to 11.5 percent in February of 2017 compared to a downwardly revised 11.8 percent in January and lower than market expectations of 11.9 percent. It is the lowest reading since August last year, as the number of unemployed persons decreased by 83 thousand from the previous month and employment increased by 8 thousand. Meanwhile, the employment rate stood at 57.5 percent. Unemployment Rate in Italy averaged 9.39 percent from 1983 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 13 percent in November of 2014 and a record low of 5.70 percent in April of 2007.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-01-31 09:00 AM Dec 12% 12% 11.8% 11.5%
2017-03-02 09:00 AM Jan 11.9% 11.9% 12% 11.9%
2017-04-03 08:00 AM Feb 11.5% 11.8% 11.9% 11.8%
2017-05-02 08:00 AM Mar 11.5% 11.6%
2017-05-31 08:00 AM Apr 11.3%
2017-07-03 08:00 AM May 11.2%




Italy Unemployment Rate Falls To 6-Month Low In February


Italy's seasonally adjusted jobless rate decreased to 11.5 percent in February of 2017 compared to a downwardly revised 11.8 percent in January and lower than market expectations of 11.9 percent. It is the lowest reading since August last year, as the number of unemployed persons decreased by 82.5 thousand from the previous month and employment increased by 23 thousand. Meanwhile, the employment rate stood at 57.5 percent.

There were 2.984 million unemployed people, 83 thousand less than in the previous month. Employment rose by 8 thousand to 22.862 million and those detached from the labour force went up by 51 thousand to 13.485 million.

Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers between 15 and 24 years old, decreased to 35.2 from 36.9 in January.

Italy's overall employment rate, one of the lowest in the Euro Area, stood at 57.5 percent.

Istat |Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
4/3/2017 9:31:39 AM



Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.50 11.80 13.00 5.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 22861.90 22854.30 23190.70 22128.10 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2983.89 3066.40 3343.68 1379.69 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 35459.63 34633.09 35459.63 19609.13 Hundreds Person [+]
Full Time Employment 138644.18 140348.62 148487.11 132977.43 Hundreds Person [+]
Employment Rate 57.50 57.50 58.90 55.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.50 64.80 65.50 57.20 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.30 6.80 8.00 2.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 35.20 36.90 44.00 18.20 percent [+]
Labour Costs 105.44 105.19 107.74 44.50 Index Points [+]
Productivity 105.44 105.19 107.97 24.50 Index Points [+]
Wages 2167.84 2140.98 2167.84 1482.88 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 111.90 111.90 111.90 2.20 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 0.30 0.50 15.80 0.30 percent [+]
Population 60.67 60.80 60.80 50.03 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.58 65.58 65.58 59.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.58 66.58 66.58 59.00 [+]
Employment Change 0.30 -0.10 1.10 -0.90 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1250.00 1240.00 1660.00 1240.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2370.00 2360.00 2500.00 2340.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 1185.10 1159.00 2100.00 1136.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 940.30 911.80 991.00 900.90 EUR/Month [+]


Italy Unemployment Rate Notes

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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.50 11.80 13.00 5.70 1983 - 2017 percent Monthly



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