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Unemployment down for first time since June

12.7% out of work, lower since November but higher on the year

31 January, 10:50
Unemployment down for first time since June (ANSA) - Rome, January 31 - Unemployment was down slightly in December, according to Italian statistics agency Istat. Last month the jobless rate was 12.7%, an improvement on 12.8% in November. It was the first drop in unemployment since June 2013. The rate was up 1.2% on the year.

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