Italy's unemployment rate decreased to 9.7 percent in August of 2020 from an upwardly revised 9.8 percent in the previous month and well below market expectations of 10.1 percent. The number of unemployed people fell by 23 thousand to 2.467 million and employment rose by 83 thousand to 22.929 million. The youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers between 15 and 24 years old, rose to 32.1 percent from 31.8 percent in July, the highest since November of 2018. The employment rate, one of the lowest in the Euro Area, edged up to 58.1 percent from 57.8 percent.

Unemployment Rate in Italy averaged 9.47 percent from 1983 until 2020, 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. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2020. source: National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT)

Unemployment Rate in Italy is expected to be 12.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Italy to stand at 11.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Italy Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 11.10 percent in 2021 and 10.20 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Italy Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.70 9.80 13.10 5.80 1983 - 2020 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-07-02 08:00 AM May 7.8% 6.6% 7.7% 7.9%
2020-07-30 08:00 AM Jun 8.8% 8.3% 8.6% 8.8%
2020-09-01 08:00 AM Jul 9.7% 9.3% 9.1% 9%
2020-10-01 08:00 AM Aug 9.7% 9.8% 10.1% 10.5%
2020-10-30 09:00 AM Sep 9.7% 11.1%
2020-12-02 09:00 AM Oct


News Stream
Italy Jobless Rate Falls to 9.7% in August
Italy's unemployment rate decreased to 9.7 percent in August of 2020 from an upwardly revised 9.8 percent in the previous month and well below market expectations of 10.1 percent. The number of unemployed people fell by 23 thousand to 2.467 million and employment rose by 83 thousand to 22.929 million. The youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers between 15 and 24 years old, rose to 32.1 percent from 31.8 percent in July, the highest since November of 2018. The employment rate, one of the lowest in the Euro Area, edged up to 58.1 percent from 57.8 percent.
2020-10-01
Italy Jobless Rate Climbs to 10-Month High
Italy's unemployment rate rose to 9.7 percent in July of 2020 from an upwardly revised 9.3 percent in the previous month and above market expectations of 9.1 percent. It was the highest jobless rate since September of 2019, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hit the labour market. The number of unemployed people increased by 134 thousand to 2.454 million and employment went up by 85 thousand to 22.811 million. The youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers between 15 and 24 years old, rose to 31.1 percent from 29.6 percent in June, the highest since February of 2019. The employment rate, one of the lowest in the Euro Area, edged up to 57.8 percent from 57.6 percent.
2020-09-01
Italy Jobless Rate Rises More than Expected
Italy's unemployment rate rose to 8.8 percent in June of 2020 from an upwardly revised 8.3 percent in the previous month and above market expectations of 8.6 percent, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hit the labour market. The number of unemployed people increased by 149 thousand to 2.204 million while employment fell by 46 thousand to 22.702 million. The youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers between 15 and 24 years old, went up to 27.6 percent from 25.6 percent in May. The employment rate, one of the lowest in the Euro Area, decreased to 57.5 percent from 57.6 percent, its lowest since November 2016.
2020-07-30
Italy Jobless Rate Rises More than Expected
Italy's unemployment rate increased to 7.8 percent in May of 2020 from an upwardly revised 6.6 percent in the previous month and above market expectations of 7.7 percent, as Italians returned to the labor market to look for a job. The number of unemployed people rose by 307 thousand to 1.933 million while employment decreased by 84 thousand to 22.777 million. The youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers between 15 and 24 years old, went up to 23.5 percent from 21.5 percent in April. The employment rate, one of the lowest in the Euro Area, went down to 57.6 percent from 57.9 percent, its lowest since December 2016.
2020-07-02

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.