House Speaker says 7 mn suffer 'employment hardship'
Many have simply given up trying to find a job says Boldrini04 February, 19:01
Boldrini underscored that there was a significant difference between the north and central regions of the country and the southern regions, calling the situation "worrisome". She noted that youth unemployment is especially high in the country, close to 42%. Overall unemployment is 12.7%, according to national statistics agency Istat. The Speaker said the number of those who no longer bother to even look for a job "is higher than that of the unemployed".