The unemployment rate in Italy was at 8.4 percent in April of 2022, remaining constant from the upwardly revised figure in March and compared to market expectations of 8.3 percent. The value matched the lowest since April of 2020 as the Italian labor market continued to consolidate its recovery from the pandemic. The number of unemployed fell by 17 thousand to 2.1 million, offsetting a decrease of 12 thousand in the number of employed to 23 million. In the meantime, the labor force participation decreased by 0.1 percentage point from the previous month to 65.4 percent. The youth unemployment rate, measuring job seekers between 15 and 24 years old, fell by 1.4 percentage points to 23.8 percent, its lowest level since May of 2009. source: National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT)

Unemployment Rate in Italy averaged 9.51 percent from 1983 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 13.30 percent in November of 2014 and a record low of 5.90 percent in April of 2007. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2022.

Unemployment Rate in Italy is expected to be 8.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Italy Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 8.80 percent in 2023 and 8.60 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Italy Unemployment Rate



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-02 08:00 AM Mar 8.3% 8.5% 8.4% 8.6%
2022-06-01 08:00 AM Apr 8.4% 8.4% 8.3% 8.1%
2022-06-30 08:00 AM May 8.4% 8.4% 8.5%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 8.40 8.40 percent Apr 2022
Employed Persons 23021.12 23033.27 Thousand Apr 2022
Unemployed Persons 2094.15 2111.06 Thousand Apr 2022
Full Time Employment 143060.67 142891.60 Hundreds Person Dec 2020
Part Time Employment 35061.53 34901.68 Hundreds Person Dec 2020
Employment Rate 59.90 59.90 percent Apr 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.40 65.50 percent Apr 2022
Youth Unemployment Rate 23.80 25.10 percent Apr 2022
Labour Costs 107.10 109.70 points Mar 2022
Productivity 104.90 104.60 points Dec 2017
Wages in Manufacturing 105.60 105.60 points May 2022
Wage Growth 0.90 0.80 percent May 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.40 8.40 13.30 5.90 1983 - 2022 percent Monthly
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News Stream
Italian Unemployment Unchanged at 2-Year Low
The unemployment rate in Italy was at 8.4 percent in April of 2022, remaining constant from the upwardly revised figure in March and compared to market expectations of 8.3 percent. The value matched the lowest since April of 2020 as the Italian labor market continued to consolidate its recovery from the pandemic. The number of unemployed fell by 17 thousand to 2.1 million, offsetting a decrease of 12 thousand in the number of employed to 23 million. In the meantime, the labor force participation decreased by 0.1 percentage point from the previous month to 65.4 percent. The youth unemployment rate, measuring job seekers between 15 and 24 years old, fell by 1.4 percentage points to 23.8 percent, its lowest level since May of 2009.
2022-06-01
Italy Unemployment Rate Falls to 23-Month Low
The unemployment rate in Italy edged lower to 8.3 percent in March of 2022 from 8.5 percent in the prior month, the lowest since April of 2020 and below market expectations of 8.4 percent. The number of employed rose by 81 thousand to 23 million, while the number of unemployed fell by 48 thousand to 2.1 million. In the meantime, the labor force participation rose by 0.2 percentage points to 65.5 percent. The youth unemployment rate, measuring job seekers between 15 and 24 years old, rose by 0.3 percentage points to 24.2 percent.
2022-05-02
Italy Unemployment Rate Falls to 22-Month Low
The unemployment rate in Italy edged lower to 8.5 percent in February of 2022 from a downwardly revised 8.6 percent in the prior month, the lowest since May of 2020. The number of employed rose by 81 thousand persons to 22.9 million, while the number of unemployed decreased by 30 thousand to 2.1 million. In the meantime, the labor force participation rose by 0.2 percentage points from the previous month to 65.2 percent. The youth unemployment rate, measuring job seekers between 15 and 24 years old, fell to 24.2 percent from 24.8 percent.
2022-03-31