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

Italy's seasonally adjusted jobless rate stood at 11.1 percent in September 2017, unchanged from the revised August's figure and in line with market expectations. The number of unemployed persons fell by 5 thousand from the previous month while employment increased by 2 thousand. Unemployment Rate in Italy averaged 9.42 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 September Jobless Rate Unchanged at 11.1%


Italy's seasonally adjusted jobless rate stood at 11.1 percent in September 2017, unchanged from the revised August's figure and in line with market expectations. The number of unemployed persons fell by 5 thousand from the previous month while employment increased by 2 thousand.

There were 2.891 million unemployed people, 5 thousand less than in the previous month. Meanwhile, employment rose by 2 thousand to 23.138 million and those detached from the labour force went up by 25 thousand to 13.320 million.

Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers between 15 and 24 years old, rose to 35.7 percent from 35.1 percent in August.

Italy's overall employment rate, one of the lowest in the Euro Area, edged down to 58.1 percent in September from 58.2 percent in August.

Considering the third quarter of the year, Italy's economy added 120 thousand jobs, almost all of them temporary contracts. At the same time, unemployment rose by 5 thousand from the previous quarter and those detached from the labour force dropped by 128 thousand.

Istat | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
10/31/2017 9:49:09 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-08-31 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 11.3% 11.2% 11.1% 10.9%
2017-10-02 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 11.2% 11.3% 11.2% 11.1%
2017-10-31 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 11.1% 11.1% 11.1% 11%
2017-11-30 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 11.1% 11.1% 10.9%


Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.10 11.10 13.00 5.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 23137.54 23135.45 23183.30 22115.07 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2890.82 2896.10 3334.24 1387.69 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 35764.62 35433.24 35764.62 19609.13 Hundreds Person [+]
Full Time Employment 141493.33 137634.37 148487.11 132977.43 Hundreds Person [+]
Employment Rate 58.10 58.20 58.90 55.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.40 65.27 65.47 57.19 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.60 6.80 8.00 2.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 35.70 35.10 43.60 18.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 106.70 106.76 107.74 44.50 Index Points [+]
Productivity 106.70 106.76 107.97 24.50 Index Points [+]
Wages 2167.84 2140.98 2167.84 1482.88 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 112.30 112.30 112.30 2.20 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 0.60 0.60 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 0.50 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 November of 2017.

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




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