Italy's unemployment rate rose to 10.1 percent in September 2018 from an upwardly revised 9.8 percent in the previous month and above market expectations of 9.9 percent. The number of unemployed increased by 3.2 percent while employment fell by 0.1 percent. Unemployment Rate in Italy averaged 9.45 percent from 1983 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 13.10 percent in November of 2014 and a record low of 5.80 percent in April of 2007.

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Italy Jobless Rate Rises More than Expected in September


Italy's unemployment rate rose to 10.1 percent in September 2018 from an upwardly revised 9.8 percent in the previous month and above market expectations of 9.9 percent. The number of unemployed increased by 3.2 percent while employment fell by 0.1 percent.

The number of unemployed increased by 81 thousand from the previous month to 2.613 million in September, while the number of employed dropped by 34 thousand to 23.308 million and those detached from the labour force decreased by 43 thousand to 13.296 million.

Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers between 15 and 24 years old, rose to 31.6 percent from 31.3 percent in August. 

The country's overall employment rate, one of the lowest in the Euro Area, declined to 58.8 percent in September from 58.9 percent in the previous period. The labour force participation rate went up to 65.5 percent from 65.4 percent.

In the third quarter as a whole, there was a significant fall in unemployment compared with the April-to-June period (-180 thousand) while employment was broadly stable, with temporary employment increasing and permanent contracts declining.


Istat | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
10/31/2018 9:41:49 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-31 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.4% 10.8% 10.8% 10.7%
2018-10-01 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 9.7% 10.2% 10.5% 10.5%
2018-10-31 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.1% 9.8% 9.9% 9.7%
2018-11-30 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.1% 9.9%


Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.10 9.80 13.10 5.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 23307.66 23368.90 23375.45 22110.80 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2612.81 2522.33 3348.89 1411.38 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 35331.72 35397.50 35825.92 19609.13 Hundreds Person [+]
Full Time Employment 141063.95 142513.62 148487.11 132977.43 Hundreds Person [+]
Employment Rate 58.80 58.90 58.90 55.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.50 65.40 65.90 61.70 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.40 6.70 8.00 2.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 31.60 31.30 43.30 19.40 percent [+]
Labour Costs 107.00 105.00 108.50 44.50 Index Points [+]
Productivity 104.90 104.60 108.50 24.50 Index Points [+]
Wages 2434.00 2431.00 2434.00 1165.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 113.50 113.50 113.50 2.20 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 1.90 2.00 15.80 0.30 percent [+]
Population 60.48 60.59 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 1440.00 1460.00 1460.00 1320.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 935.00 950.00 950.00 825.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1130.00 1330.00 1390.00 1130.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2340.00 2500.00 2650.00 2340.00 EUR/Month [+]
Employment Change 0.50 0.20 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.10 9.80 13.10 5.80 1983 - 2018 percent Monthly




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Euro Area 8.10 Sep/18
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Switzerland 2.40 Oct/18
Japan 2.30 Sep/18
Singapore 2.10 Sep/18


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