79,000 rise in no. in work in Q3 (2)

Year-on-year increase of 303,000

(ANSA) - Rome, December 7 - The number of people in employment in Italy increased by 79,000 (0.3%) in the third quarter with respect to the previous three months and by 303,000 (1.3%) compared to the same period in 2016, ISTAT said on Thursday.
    The national statistics agency said the employment rate was 58.1%, the highest since the first quarter of 2009.
   

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