Italy Unemployment Rate 1983-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Italy's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 10.9 percent in February 2018 from 11.1 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 11 percent. February's rate matched December's five-year low, as the number of unemployed fell by 49 thousand while employment rose by 19 thousand. Youth unemployment rate, however, rose to 32.8 percent in February from a revised 32.5 percent in January. Unemployment Rate in Italy averaged 9.44 percent from 1983 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 13 percent in November of 2014 and a record low of 5.80 percent in April of 2007.

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Italy Jobless Rate Falls to 10.9% in February


Italy's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 10.9 percent in February 2018 from 11.1 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 11 percent. February's rate matched December's five-year low.

The number of unemployed fell by 49 thousand from the previous month to 2.835 million in February, while employment grew by 19 thousand to 23.055 million and those detached from the labour force increased by 28 thousand to 13.399 million.

Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers between 15 and 24 years old, rose to 32.8 percent from a revised 32.5 percent in January.

The country's overall employment rate, one of the lowest in the Euro Area, stood at 58 percent in February, unchanged from the previous month's revised figure. The labour force particpation rate edged down to 65.3 percent from 65.4 percent.

In the three months to February, 32 thousand jobs were lost compared with the September-to-November period. Temporary employment increased by 55 thousand while permanent contracts declined by 33 thousand and the self-employed fell by 53 thousand.


Istat | Joana Ferreira |
4/4/2018 8:46:25 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-01-31 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.8% 10.9% 10.9% 11%
2018-03-01 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 11.1% 10.9% 10.8% 10.8%
2018-04-04 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.9% 11.1% 11% 11%
2018-05-02 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.9% 10.9% 10.8%
2018-05-31 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.8%
2018-07-02 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.8%


Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.90 11.10 13.00 5.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 23055.31 23036.18 23178.16 22116.62 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2834.67 2883.50 3344.57 1415.50 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 35397.50 35825.92 35825.92 19609.13 Hundreds Person [+]
Full Time Employment 142513.62 143175.60 148487.11 132977.43 Hundreds Person [+]
Employment Rate 58.00 58.00 58.90 55.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.30 65.40 65.50 61.70 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.40 6.20 8.00 2.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 32.80 32.50 43.50 19.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 104.90 106.70 107.74 44.50 Index Points [+]
Productivity 104.90 106.70 107.97 24.50 Index Points [+]
Wages 2426.20 2408.00 2426.20 1175.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 112.60 112.50 112.60 2.20 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 1.00 0.90 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 0.40 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 April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.90 11.10 13.00 5.80 1983 - 2018 percent Monthly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.74 Mar/18
Brazil 13.10 Mar/18
Italy 10.90 Feb/18
Turkey 10.80 Jan/18
France 8.90 Dec/17
Euro Area 8.50 Feb/18
Canada 5.80 Mar/18
Australia 5.50 Mar/18
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17
Russia 5.00 Mar/18
United Kingdom 4.20 Feb/18
United States 4.10 Mar/18
South Korea 4.00 Mar/18
Netherlands 3.90 Mar/18
China 3.89 Mar/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 Mar/18
Mexico 2.90 Mar/18
Switzerland 2.90 Mar/18
Japan 2.50 Mar/18


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