Italy Unemployment Rate  1983-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Italy's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 11 percent in March of 2018, the same pace as in the previous month and above market expectations of 10.9 percent. The number of unemployed increased by 19 thousand and employment by 62 thousand, hitting its highest level since October of 2008. Meanwhile, youth unemployment rate fell to 31.7 percent in March from a revised 32.5 percent in February, posting its lowest level since December of 2011. Unemployment Rate in Italy averaged 9.44 percent from 1983 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 13.10 percent in November of 2014 and a record low of 5.80 percent in April of 2007.

Italy Unemployment Rate
width
height
Trading Economics members can view, download and compare data from nearly 200 countries, including more than 20 million economic indicators, exchange rates, government bond yields, stock indexes and commodity prices.

The Trading Economics Application Programming Interface (API) provides direct access to our data. It allows API clients to download millions of rows of historical data, to query our real-time economic calendar, subscribe to updates and receive quotes for currencies, commodities, stocks and bonds.




Italy Jobless Rate Steady at 11% in March


Italy's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 11 percent in March of 2018, the same pace as in the previous month and above market expectations of 10.9 percent.

The number of unemployed increased by 19 thousand from the prior month to 2.865 million in March and employement rose by 62 thousand to 23.134 million and those detached from the labour force fell by 104 thousand to 13.262 million.

Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers between 15 and 24 years old, dropped to 31.7 percent from a revised 32.5 percent in February, posting its lowest level since December of 2011.

The country's overall employment rate, one of the lowest in the Euro Area, rose to 58.3 percent in March from an upwardly revised 58.1 percent in the prior month and hitting its highest level since October of 2008. The labour force participation rate picked up to 65.7 percent from 65.4 percent.

In the three months to March, 21 thousand jobs were created compared with the last quarter of 2017. Temporary employment grew by 7 thousand while permanent contracts declined by 2 thousand and the self-employed increased by 56 thousand.


Istat | Stefanie Moya | stefanie.moya@tradingeconomics.com
5/2/2018 9:08:47 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-01 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 11.1% 10.9% 10.8% 10.8%
2018-04-04 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.9% 11.1% 11% 11%
2018-05-02 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 11% 11% 10.9% 10.8%
2018-05-31 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 11% 10.9% 10.8%
2018-07-02 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.8%
2018-07-31 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.7%


Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.00 11.00 13.10 5.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 23134.14 23072.25 23177.44 22117.93 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2864.89 2846.00 3346.55 1415.12 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 35397.50 35825.92 35825.92 19609.13 Hundreds Person [+]
Full Time Employment 142513.62 143175.60 148487.11 132977.43 Hundreds Person [+]
Employment Rate 58.30 58.10 58.90 55.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.70 65.40 65.70 61.70 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.40 6.20 8.00 2.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 31.70 32.50 43.50 19.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 104.90 104.60 108.50 44.50 Index Points [+]
Productivity 104.90 104.60 108.50 24.50 Index Points [+]
Wages 2426.20 2408.00 2426.20 1175.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 112.60 112.50 112.60 2.20 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 1.00 0.90 15.80 0.30 percent [+]
Population 60.59 60.67 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 [+]
Living Wage Family 1370.00 1410.00 1720.00 1370.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 855.00 875.00 995.00 855.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1130.00 1340.00 1390.00 1130.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2390.00 2560.00 2680.00 2390.00 EUR/Month [+]
Employment Change -0.30 0.40 1.10 -0.90 percent [+]


Italy Unemployment Rate

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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.00 11.00 13.10 5.80 1983 - 2018 percent Monthly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.74 Mar/18
Brazil 13.10 Mar/18
Italy 11.00 Mar/18
Turkey 10.60 Feb/18
France 9.20 Mar/18
Euro Area 8.50 Mar/18
Canada 5.80 Apr/18
Australia 5.60 Apr/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.90 Apr/18
United Kingdom 4.20 Mar/18
Netherlands 3.90 Apr/18
United States 3.90 Apr/18
China 3.89 Mar/18
South Korea 3.80 Apr/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 Mar/18
Mexico 2.90 Mar/18
Switzerland 2.70 Apr/18
Japan 2.50 Mar/18


Related

Latest