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

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Italy decreased to 10.7 percent in May of 2018 from a downwardly revised 11 percent in the previous month and well below market expectations of 11.1 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since August 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 Lowest Since 2012


The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Italy decreased to 10.7 percent in May of 2018 from a downwardly revised 11 percent in the previous month and well below market expectations of 11.1 percent. It was the lowest jobless rate since August of 2012.

The number of unemployed fell by 84 thousand from the previous month to 2.793 million in May of 2018. Meantime, employment rose by 114 thousand to 23.382 million and those detached from the labour force decreased by 13 thousand to 13.125 million.

Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers between 15 and 24 years old, went down to 31.9 percent from a downwardly revised 32.8 percent in April. It was the lowest level since January of 2012.

Among genders, the jobless rate was lower for men (9.8 percent from 10 percent in April) than for women (11.9 percent from 12.3 percent).

The country's overall employment rate, one of the lowest in the Euro Area, increased to 58.8 percent in May from an upwardly revised 58.6 percent in April and hitting its highest level in ten years. The labour force participation rate remained unchanged from the previous month at 66 percent.



Istat | Agna Gabriel | agna.gabriel@tradingeconomics.com
7/2/2018 10:17:23 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-05-02 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 11% 11% 10.9% 10.8%
2018-05-31 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 11.2% 11.1% 10.9% 10.8%
2018-07-02 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.7% 11% 11.1% 10.8%
2018-07-31 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.7% 10.7%
2018-08-31 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.6%
2018-10-01 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.5%


Italy Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.70 11.00 13.10 5.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 23381.96 23267.66 23381.96 22122.38 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2793.45 2877.91 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 58.80 58.60 58.90 55.30 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 66.00 66.00 66.00 61.70 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.70 6.40 8.00 2.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 31.90 32.80 43.50 19.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 104.80 104.70 108.50 44.50 Index Points [+]
Productivity 104.90 104.60 108.50 24.50 Index Points [+]
Wages 2426.20 2408.00 2426.20 1175.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 112.80 112.70 112.80 2.20 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 1.00 0.90 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 0.10 -0.40 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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.70 11.00 13.10 5.80 1983 - 2018 percent Monthly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.74 Mar/18
Brazil 12.70 May/18
Italy 10.70 May/18
Turkey 9.60 Apr/18
France 9.20 Mar/18
Euro Area 8.40 May/18
Canada 6.00 Jun/18
Australia 5.40 May/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.70 Jun/18
United Kingdom 4.20 May/18
United States 4.00 Jun/18
Netherlands 3.90 May/18
China 3.89 Mar/18
South Korea 3.70 Jun/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 May/18
Mexico 3.20 May/18
Switzerland 2.40 Jun/18
Japan 2.20 May/18


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