In order to improve the timeliness of statistical information on the Italian labour market and in accordance with the agreements made within the European Union, Istat publishes monthly estimates of the main labour market indicators resulting from the “Labour force survey”.
In December 2016, 22.783 million persons were employed, unchanged with November. Unemployed were 3.103 million, +0.3% over the previous month.
Employment rate was 57.3%, unemployment rate was 12.0% and inactivity rate was 34.8%, all unchanged over the previous month.
Youth unemployment rate (aged 15-24) was 40.1%, +0.2 percentage points over November and youth unemployment ratio in the same age group was 10.9%, +0.1 percentage points in a month.