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Youth unemployment down slightly in December

But up nearly 10% on the year

31 January, 11:01
Youth unemployment down slightly in December (ANSA) - Rome, January 31 - Youth unemployment was down last month for the first time since May 2013, Italian statistics agency Istat said Friday. According to provisional data, joblessness among 15-24-year-olds in December dipped by to 41.6%, down 0.1% since November. The rate was up 4.2% on the year. In December, some 671,000 young people in Italy were looking for jobs, while 943,000 were employed, up 0.7% since November. The number of employed youth was down 9.6% on the year. Roughly 100,000 fewer young Italians had jobs in December with respect to a year earlier, Istat said.