Discouraged Italian workers hit new record in 2013
1.79 million given up hope of finding jobs28 February, 11:24
The so-called "discouraged", who have surrendered to the idea that there is no hope of finding employment reached an average of 1.79 million in 2013, growing 11.6% over the previous year. Discouraged men rose 20.5%. Women inched up 7.5%. It is the worst showing since records began being kept in 2004.