49.1% of women in work in Italy

Second bottom in EU in 2016, only Greece worse

(ANSA) - Rome, September 12 - The employment rate for women climbed to 49.1% in the second quarter of 2017, according to unadjusted data released by ISTAT on Tuesday. The figure is up 0.6 of a percentage point on the same period last year and the highest level since the start of the statistical series in 1977.
    Nevertheless, the Italy was second-bottom in the EU for the proportion of women in work in 2016, lagging 13.2 points on the European average, with only Greece doing worse, ISTAT said.