Latest ELSTAT data shows that the number of unemployed persons amounted to 745.093. The unemployment rate was 16.2%, compared with 16.8% in the previous quarter and 19.2% in the corresponding quarter of the previous year.
The number of the unemployed decreased by 5.3% compared to the previous quarter and by 17.9% compared to the same quarter of the previous year.
The number of persons employed amounted to 3.852.615
The employment rate decreased by 1.3% compared to the previous quarter and increased by 1.0% compared to the same quarter of the previous year.
Persons who are subject to a suspension of their contract are still considered to be employed, if the suspension period is less than 3 months or if they receive more than 50 % of their remuneration.
The number of economically inactive under the age of 75, i.e. the persons who are neither working nor looking for a job, amounted to 3,311,960.
The share of the inactive persons increased by 2.5 % compared with the previous quarter and by 2.4 % compared to the same quarter of the previous year.