Italy: Unemployment rate

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 Italy

Unemployment rate, percent

 Latest value 8
 Reference February 2024
 Measure percent
 Data availability January 1983 - February 2024
 Average 9.41
 Min - Max 5.3 - 14.4
 Source Eurostat
For that indicator, we provide data for Italy from January 1983 to February 2024. The average value for Italy during that period was 9.41 percent with a minimum of 5.3 percent in August 2007 and a maximum of 14.4 percent in November 2014. Click on the following link to see the values of Unemployment rate, percent around the world.
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Italy - Unemployment rate  - recent values

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Italy - Unemployment rate  - historical chart - 1983-2024
Measure: percent
Source: Eurostat


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Definition: The unemployment rate represents the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 25.52 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 8.07 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 9.45 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 7.08 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 22.89 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 49.75 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 42.81 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 41.27 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 58.78 2023 percent
 Self-employment 21.54 2022 percent
 Employment 23.53 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 7.50 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 103.10 Q3/2023 index points
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