Italian Unemployment Rate Jumps to 13%


Jobless rate in Italy unexpectedly increased to 13 percent in March of 2015 from 12.7 percent in the previous month as the number of unemployed rose and employment fell.

In March, the number of unemployed persons increased 1.6 percent to 3.292 million from 3.240 million in February. In contrast, the number of employed persons fell to 22.211 million from 22.270 million in the previous month (-0.3 percent) . Youth unemployment rate (aged 15-24) increased by 0.3 percentage point to 43.1 percent.

Year-on-year, employment decreased by 0.3 percent while unemployment rose 4.4 percent. 

Italian Unemployment Rate Jumps to 13%


Istat | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
4/30/2015 12:35:07 PM