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Press release

Employment and unemployment

Istat estimates that 22.5 million persons were employed in the 2nd quarter 2015, rising up 0.8% (+180 thousands) from 2nd quarter 2014. The employment rate increased to 56.3% (+0.6 percentage points). Unemployment was unchanged at 3.1 million, and the unemployment rate decreased to 12.1%. The inactivity rate fell off to 35.8% (-0.6 percentage points).

Date of next release: 1 December 2015

Reference period: Second quarter 2015

Date of Issue: 01 September 2015

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