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Renzi govt to move now on Jobs Act, says Poletti

Labour minister says high unemployment demands action

28 February, 17:48
Renzi govt to move now on Jobs Act, says Poletti (ANSA) - Rome, February 28 - Premier Matteo Renzi's government will move quickly to pass its Jobs Act to promote business investment, improve labour market efficiency while cutting relevant taxes, Labour Minister Giuliano Poletti said Friday after the release of record-high unemployment figures. National statistical agency Istat reported Friday that between 2008 and 2013, a total of 984,000 jobs in Italy were lost to the economic crisis - something that was "shocking" Renzi posted on his Twitter account during a meeting of the Italian cabinet.

"Unemployment is at 12.9%. Shocking numbers, the highest for 35 years," tweeted Renzi, who has previously described Italy's unemployment rates, as "merciless and devastating".

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