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

Italy's seasonally adjusted jobless rate stood at 11.1 percent in October of 2017, unchanged from September and in line with market expectations. The number of unemployed persons fell by 4 thousand from the previous month and employment declined by 5 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 Jobless Rate Stable at 11.1% in October


Italy's seasonally adjusted jobless rate stood at 11.1 percent in October of 2017, unchanged from September and in line with market expectations.The number of both unemployed and employed fell slightly.

There were 2.879 million unemployed people in October of 2017, 4 thousand less than in the previous month. Meanwhile, employment decreased by 5 thousand to 23.082 million and the number of detached from the labour force went down by 5 thousand to 13.348 million.

The unemployment rate among women decreased to 12.2 percent in October 2017 from 12.3 percent in the prior month, while among men rose to 10.3 percent from 10.2 percent.

Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers between 15 and 24 years old, fell to 34.7 percent from 35.4 percent in September.

The overall employment rate, one of the lowest in the Euro Area, remained unchanged at 58.1 percent.

Istat | Luisa Carvalho |
11/30/2017 11:19:14 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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% 11.1% 10.9%
2018-01-09 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 11.1%
2018-01-31 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate
2018-03-02 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate


Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.10 11.10 13.00 5.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 23082.00 23137.54 23183.30 22115.07 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2879.00 2890.82 3334.24 1387.69 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 35825.92 35764.62 35825.92 19609.13 Hundreds Person [+]
Full Time Employment 143175.60 141493.33 148487.11 132977.43 Hundreds Person [+]
Employment Rate 58.10 58.10 58.90 55.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.41 65.40 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 106.70 106.70 107.74 44.50 Index Points [+]
Productivity 106.70 106.70 107.97 24.50 Index Points [+]
Wages 2167.84 2140.98 2167.84 1482.88 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 112.40 112.30 112.40 2.20 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 0.70 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 0.40 0.40 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 December 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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