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Mobility in the labour market: main results for 2004-2008

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Istat has started the production of transition matrices and of 12-months longitudinal microdata files derived from the new Labour force survey and it now publishes first findings referring to the period between the first quarter of 2004 and the first quarter of 2008.
Following the thorough restructuring of the Survey in 2004, the methodology employed in the construction of the longitudinal archives has also been modified and improved with reference to the 2002 edition.

According to LFS data, in the first quarter of 2008 the population of working age in Italy reached 50,801,000 units, with an increase of 3.5%, or approximately 1,700,000 units, compared to the first quarter of 2004. Foreign citizens accounted for over 75% of the total increase.

Reference period: Years 2004-2008

Date of Issue: 01 February 2010



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