The unemployment rate in Italy edged higher to 9.4 percent in October of 2021 from 9.2 percent in the previous month, surpassing market expectations of 9.1 percent. The number of employed increased by 35 thousand to 23 million, while the number of inactive people fell by 79 thousand to 13.4 million people. The youth unemployment rate, measuring job seekers between 15 and 24 years old, decreased to 28.2 percent from a downwardly revised 29.6 percent in September. source: National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT)

Unemployment Rate in Italy averaged 9.52 percent from 1983 until 2021, 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 December of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Italy is expected to be 9.20 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 9.40 percent in 2022 and 9.10 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Italy Unemployment Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-11-03 09:00 AM Sep 9.2% 9.3% 9.2% 9.1%
2021-12-02 09:00 AM Oct 9.4% 9.2% 9.1% 9%
2022-01-07 10:00 AM Nov 9.4%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 9.40 9.20 percent Oct/21
Employed Persons 22985.38 22950.02 Thousand Oct/21
Unemployed Persons 2372.63 2321.34 Thousand Oct/21
Full Time Employment 143060.67 142891.60 Hundreds Person Dec/20
Part Time Employment 35061.53 34901.68 Hundreds Person Dec/20
Employment Rate 58.60 58.50 percent Oct/21
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.20 64.40 percent Aug/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 28.20 29.60 percent Oct/21
Labour Costs 113.80 113.10 points Jun/21
Productivity 104.90 104.60 points Dec/17
Wages in Manufacturing 104.60 104.60 points Oct/21
Wage Growth 0.60 0.70 percent Oct/21

News Stream
Italy Unemployment Rises Slightly
The unemployment rate in Italy edged higher to 9.4 percent in October of 2021 from 9.2 percent in the previous month, surpassing market expectations of 9.1 percent. The number of employed increased by 35 thousand to 23 million, while the number of inactive people fell by 79 thousand to 13.4 million people. The youth unemployment rate, measuring job seekers between 15 and 24 years old, decreased to 28.2 percent from a downwardly revised 29.6 percent in September.
2021-12-02
Italy Unemployment Rate at Over 1-Year Low
The unemployment rate in Italy edged lower to 9.2 percent in September of 2021 from 9.3% in the previous month, in line with market expectations. It was the lowest reading since May of 2020, as the number of number of employed increased by 59 thousand to 22.8 million and the number of unemployed decreased by 28 thousand to 2.3 million, while the number of inactive people fell by 46 thousand to 13.5 million people. The youth unemployment rate, measuring job seekers between 15 and 24 years old, edged up to 29.8 percent from an upwardly revised 28 percent in August.
2021-11-03
Italy Unemployment Rate Remains at Over 1-Year Low
The unemployment rate in Italy remained at 9.3 percent in August of 2021, unchanged from July and slightly above market expectations of 9.2 percent. Along with the previous month, it is the lowest reading since May of 2020, as the number of employed decreased by 80 thousand to 22.78 million and the number of unemployed decreased by 4 thousand to 2.33 million, while the number of inactive people increased by 63 thousand to 13.59 million. The youth unemployment rate, measuring job seekers between 15 and 24 years old, remained unchanged from July at a downwardly revised 27.3 percent, the lowest mark since April of last year.
2021-09-30

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.