Youth unemployment in Italy reaches record of 40.1%
First time rate crosses 40% mark01 October, 10:38
The agency said 667,000 under-25s were without a job and actively looking for work, according to preliminary data not adjusted for seasonal variations.
Young people who are in eduction and training are not considered part of the job market and neither are those who have given up hope of finding a job and not actively looking for one.
Istat said the young people who are unemployed and actively looking for work amounted to 11.1% of all people in the 15-24 age range.