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

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Italy fell to 10.4 percent in July of 2018 from a downwardly revised 10.8 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 10.8 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since March of 2012. 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 Falls to Lowest Since 2012


The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Italy fell to 10.4 percent in July of 2018 from a downwardly revised 10.8 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 10.8 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since March of 2012.

The number of unemployed dropped by 271 thousand from the previous month to 2.705 million in July of 2018. Meanwhile, the number of employed rose by 277 thousand to 23.292 million and those detached from the labour force decreased by 92 thousand to 13.226 million.

Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers between 15 and 24 years old, went down to 30.8 percent from a downwardly revised 31.8 percent in June.

Among genders, the jobless rate was lower for men (9.6 percent from 9.9 percent) than for women (11.5 percent from 11.9 percent in June).

The country's overall employment rate, one of the lowest in the Euro Area, was at 58.7 percent in July, unchanged from the prior month. The labour force participation rate declined to 65.7 percent from 66.0 percent in June.


Istat | Stefanie Moya | stefanie.moya@tradingeconomics.com
8/31/2018 9:10:14 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-02 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.7% 11% 11.1% 10.8%
2018-07-31 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.9% 10.7% 10.8% 10.7%
2018-08-31 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.4% 10.8% 10.8% 10.7%
2018-10-01 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.4% 10.5%
2018-10-31 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.5%
2018-11-30 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.4%


Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.40 10.80 13.10 5.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 23291.80 23320.17 23360.98 22122.38 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2705.01 2817.90 3347.08 1412.92 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 58.70 58.70 58.90 55.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.70 66.00 66.00 61.70 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.70 6.40 8.00 2.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 30.80 31.80 43.30 19.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 107.00 104.80 108.50 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 113.50 113.20 113.50 2.20 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 2.00 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 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 0.50 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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.40 10.80 13.10 5.80 1983 - 2018 percent Monthly




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France 9.10 Jun/18
Euro Area 8.20 Jul/18
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Canada 6.00 Aug/18
Australia 5.30 Aug/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
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South Korea 4.20 Aug/18
United Kingdom 4.00 Jul/18
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China 3.83 Jun/18
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Mexico 3.50 Jul/18
Germany 3.40 Jul/18
Japan 2.50 Jul/18
Switzerland 2.40 Aug/18
Singapore 2.10 Jun/18


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