Unemployment down to 10.6% in 2018 - ISTAT

Number of people in employment rose by 200,000 last year

08 February, 19:29

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, FEBRUARY 8 - Italy's unemployment rate for 2018 was 10.6%, down 0.7 of a percentage point on 2017, ISTAT said on Friday in a provisional estimate based on its monthly jobs data. The national statistics agency said that the unemployment rate dropped by 1.5 points in five years, taking it down to the same level as 2012, but still distant for the record low of 6.1% in 2007. ISTAT said the number of people in work grew by over 200,000, taking the proportion of working-age people in employment up to 58.5% from 57.9%. (ANSAmed).

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