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

Italian seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell to 11.1 percent in April of 2017 compared to a downwardly revised 11.5 percent in March and below market expectations of 11.6 percent. It is the lowest jobless rate since September of 2012 as the number of unemployed decreased by 106 thousand to 2.880 million and employment increased by 94 thousand to 22.998 million. As a result, the employment rate rose to 57.9 percent from 57.7 percent in March. 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 Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-03 08:00 AM Feb 11.5% 11.8% 11.9% 11.8%
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 11.1% 11.5%
2017-07-31 08:00 AM Jun 11.5%
2017-08-31 08:00 AM Jul 11.4%




Italy Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2012


Italy's seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell to 11.1 percent in April of 2017 compared to a downwardly revised 11.5 percent in March and lower than market expectations of 11.6 percent. It is the lowest jobless rate since September of 2012. The number of unemployed decreased by 106 thousand from the previous month and employed persons increased by 94 thousand. As a result, the employment rate rose to 57.9 percent from 57.7 percent in March.

There were 2.880 million unemployed people in April 2017, 106 thousand less than in the previous month. Employment increased significantly by 94 thousand to 22.998 million and those detached from the labour force went up by 24 thousand to 13.466 million.

Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers between 15 and 24 years old, was steady at 34 percent, the lowest level since February 2012.

Italy's overall employment rate, one of the lowest in the Euro Area, rose to 57.9 percent from 57.7 percent in March.

Istat |Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
5/31/2017 9:56:20 AM



Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.10 11.50 13.00 5.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 22998.25 22870.39 23188.66 22126.36 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2879.83 2985.73 3345.45 1382.36 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 57.86 57.58 58.90 55.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.27 65.50 65.50 57.20 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.90 6.30 8.00 2.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 34.00 34.00 44.10 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 112.20 112.00 112.20 2.20 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 0.50 0.40 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 0.40 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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.10 11.50 13.00 5.70 1983 - 2017 percent Monthly



unemployment rate by Country

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Spain 18.75 Mar/17
Brazil 13.60 Apr/17
Turkey 11.70 Mar/17
Italy 11.10 Apr/17
France 9.60 Mar/17
Euro Area 9.30 Apr/17
Canada 6.60 May/17
Australia 5.50 May/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
Russia 5.20 May/17
Netherlands 5.10 May/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
United Kingdom 4.60 Apr/17
United States 4.30 May/17
China 3.97 Mar/17
Germany 3.90 Apr/17
South Korea 3.60 May/17
Mexico 3.50 Apr/17
Switzerland 3.10 May/17
Japan 2.80 Apr/17