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Eurozone employment rises, but Italy bucks positive trend

Level in Italy drops 0.2% in third quarter

21 January, 14:46
Eurozone employment rises, but Italy bucks positive trend (ANSA) - Paris, January 21 - The level of people in employment across the eurozone rose by 0.1% to 63.5% in the third quarter of 2013, the first increase since mid-2011, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Tuesday. However Italy bucked the trend.

The OECD said 55.4% of the active population was in work in the third quarter of 2013, down 0.2% from the second quarter of last year.

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