Italian jobless rate dips to 10.6% in May

Thursday 1 July 2021 | 16:30 CET | News
Italy's official unemployment rate declined to 10.5 percent in May from an downwardly revised 10.6 percent in April, according to the latest preliminary data from Istat. The number of people in work rose by 36,000, prompting the employment rate to inch up 0.1 percent to 57.2 percent. However, on an annual basis, there were 700,000 more jobless people in Italy than in the pre-Covid month of February 2020.

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