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

Italy's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged down to 10.8 percent in December 2017 from a downwardly revised 10.9 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 10.9 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since August 2012. Unemployment Rate in Italy averaged 9.43 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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Italy Unemployment Rate Falls to Over 5-Year Low


Italy's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged down to 10.8 percent in December 2017 from a downwardly revised 10.9 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 10.9 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since August 2012.

The number of unemployed fell by 47 thousand from the previous month to 2.791 million in December. Also, employment declined by 66 thousand to 23.067 million while those detached from the labour force rose by 112 thousand to 13.440 million.

Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers between 15 and 24 years old, dropped to 32.2 percent from a revised 32.4 percent in November, its lowest since January 2012.

The country's overall employment rate, one of the lowest in the Euro Area, fell to 58 percent in December from a revised 58.2 percent in November.

In the October-December period, 16 thousand jobs were added to the economy from the previous three months, all of them temporary contracts, while the number of people on permanent contracts fell.


Istat | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
1/31/2018 9:30:44 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-11-30 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 11.1% 11.1% 11.1% 10.9%
2018-01-09 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 11% 11.1% 11% 10.9%
2018-01-31 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.8% 10.9% 10.9% 11%
2018-03-01 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.8% 10.9% 10.8%
2018-04-04 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.7%
2018-05-02 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.7%


Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.80 10.90 13.00 5.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 23067.07 23182.52 23182.52 22118.75 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2790.89 2854.92 3338.73 1387.91 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 35825.92 35764.62 35825.92 19609.13 Hundreds Person [+]
Full Time Employment 143175.60 141493.33 148487.11 132977.43 Hundreds Person [+]
Employment Rate 58.40 58.20 58.90 55.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.41 65.40 65.47 57.19 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.20 6.60 8.00 2.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 32.70 34.00 43.60 18.40 percent [+]
Labour Costs 106.70 106.70 107.74 44.50 Index Points [+]
Productivity 106.70 106.70 107.97 24.50 Index Points [+]
Wages 2167.84 2140.98 2167.84 1482.88 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 112.40 112.40 112.40 2.20 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 0.70 0.70 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 0.40 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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.80 10.90 13.00 5.70 1983 - 2017 percent Monthly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.55 Dec/17
Brazil 11.80 Dec/17
Italy 10.80 Dec/17
Turkey 10.30 Nov/17
France 8.90 Dec/17
Euro Area 8.70 Dec/17
Canada 5.90 Jan/18
Australia 5.50 Jan/18
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17
Russia 5.10 Dec/17
United Kingdom 4.30 Nov/17
Netherlands 4.20 Jan/18
United States 4.10 Jan/18
China 3.90 Dec/17
Germany 3.60 Dec/17
South Korea 3.60 Jan/18
India 3.46 Dec/16
Switzerland 3.30 Jan/18
Mexico 3.10 Dec/17
Japan 2.80 Dec/17


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