Italy 2nd worst for household income

Italy 0.5% in Q1, UK 0.3%, OECD 0.6%, eurozone 0.7%

(ANSA) - Rome, August 21 - Italy was second worst behind the UK for first-quarter household income rise, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Wednesday.
    Italy showed a rise of 0.5% compared to the UK's 0.3% - though the UK was better over the last eight quarters.
    The OECD-wide rise was 0.6% and the eurozone rise 0.7%.
    Germany showed a gain of 0.6%, France 0.8%, and the US and Canada both 0.9%.
    Italy is slowly emerging from a triple-dip recession.
    Recent industrial production figures have ben poor but employment data have been better.