More than 23 mn employed, back to 2008 (2)

Unemployment rate up to 11.3%

(ANSA) - Rome, August 31 - The number of people in work rose above 23 million in July, for the first time since 2008, the start of Italy's long recession, ISTAT said Thursday. The number of employed in July was 23.063 million, the highest since October 2008 when it was 23.081 million.
    The number of people in work in Italy rose by 59,000 (0.3%) between June and July, and by 294,000 between July 2017 and July 2017, a gain of 1.3%, ISTAT said.
    Italy's unemployment rate rose 0.2% to 11.3% from June to July, ISTAT said.
    Italy's youth unemployment rate rose 0.3% between June and July, to 35.5%, the national statistics agency said.
    Italy's rate of 'inactivity' fell sharply to a new low of 34.4%.