Italy Unemployment Rate Rises in September


Italy’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased to 12.6 percent in September of 2014 from an upwardly revised 12.5 percent in August. Youth unemployment decreased 0.8 percent.

The number of unemployed persons was registered at 3.23 million, up by 1.5 percent compared with the previous month. Youth unemployment rate (aged 15-24) was 42.9 percent, decreasing 0.8 percentage points from August.

The number of employed persons increased to 22.457 million, up by 0.4 percent on a monthly basis.

The labour force participation rate increased to 64.1 percent in September from 63.7 percent in August, the highest since 1992. In the same period, the occupation rate increased to 55.9 percent from 55.6 percent in August, the highest value since February of 2013. 

Italy Unemployment Rate Rises in September


Istat | Ricardo Martins | ricardo.martins@tradingeconomics.com
10/31/2014 12:04:53 PM