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Italy Unemployment

Italy Unemployment

Unemployment in Italy

Italy's unemployment rate from 2013 to 2022 reflected its economic challenges and sluggish growth. The rate was in double digits in the early part of the decade, with only gradual improvements due to structural issues and slow economic recovery. While the unemployment rate fell to an over-decade low in 2022, it remained higher than the European average, indicating ongoing challenges in the Italian job market.

The unemployment rate in Italy averaged 10.8% in the decade to 2022, above the 9.2% average for the Euro Area. The unemployment rate in Italy in 2022 was 8.1%. For more unemployment information, visit our dedicated page.

Italy Unemployment Chart

Note: This chart displays Unemployment Rate for Italy from 2014 to 2023.
Source: Macrobond.

Italy Unemployment Data

2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unemployment (% of active population, aop) 9.9 9.3 9.5 8.1 7.7
Unemployment (% of active population, eop) 9.8 9.8 8.8 7.9 7.2
Consensus Forecasts and Projections for the next ten years

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