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

Italy's seasonally adjusted jobless rate edged up to 11.3 percent in May 2017 from the revised April's figure of 11.2 percent and above market expectations of 11.1 percent. The number of unemployed persons rose by 44 thousand from the previous month while employment decreased by 51 thousand. Unemployment Rate in Italy averaged 9.40 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 Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-05-02 08:00 AM Mar 11.7% 11.5% 11.5% 11.4%
2017-05-31 08:00 AM Apr 11.1% 11.5% 11.6% 11.6%
2017-07-03 08:00 AM May 11.3% 11.2% 11%
2017-07-31 08:00 AM Jun 11.3% 10.8%
2017-08-31 08:00 AM Jul 10.6%
2017-10-02 08:00 AM Aug 10.5%




Italian Unemployment Rate Rises To 11.3% In May


Italy's seasonally adjusted jobless rate edged up to 11.3 percent in May 2017 from the revised April's figure of 11.2 percent and above market expectations of 11.1 percent. The number of unemployed persons rose by 44 thousand from the previous month while employment decreased by 51 thousand.

There were 2.927 million unemployed people, 44 thousand more than in the previous month. Meanwhile, employment declined by 51 thousand to 22.923 million and those detached from the labour force were unchanged at 13.492 million.

Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers between 15 and 24 years old, rose for the second consecutive month to 37 percent from an upwardly revised 35.2 percent in April.

Italy's overall employment rate, one of the lowest in the Euro Area, fell to 57.7 percent in May from 57.8 percent in April.

Istat | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
7/3/2017 9:15:46 AM



Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.30 11.20 13.00 5.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 22922.51 22973.12 23190.42 22130.05 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2927.45 2883.84 3344.55 1379.78 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 35433.24 35459.63 35459.63 19609.13 Hundreds Person [+]
Full Time Employment 137634.37 138644.18 148487.11 132977.43 Hundreds Person [+]
Employment Rate 57.70 57.80 58.90 55.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.30 65.50 65.50 57.20 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.90 6.30 8.00 2.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 37.00 35.20 44.20 18.20 percent [+]
Labour Costs 106.76 105.44 107.74 44.50 Index Points [+]
Productivity 106.76 105.44 107.97 24.50 Index Points [+]
Wages 2167.84 2140.98 2167.84 1482.88 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 112.20 112.20 112.20 2.20 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 0.50 0.50 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 [+]
Employment Change 0.30 0.40 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 July of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.30 11.20 13.00 5.70 1983 - 2017 percent Monthly



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