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Youth unemployment in southern Italy over 50% in 2013

Average for all of Italy at 40% last year

28 February, 12:15
Youth unemployment in southern Italy over 50% in 2013 (ANSA) - Rome, February 28 - Youth unemployment in southern Italy in 2013 hit 50%, Italian statistics agency Istat said Friday. Average unemployment for people aged 15-24 in Italy was 40%, reaching 31.2% in the north and 51.6% in the south, added Istat. Youth unemployment for southern Italian women was 53.7%, while the overall youth unemployment figure was up 4.7% over 2012. As of January this year, youth unemployment was 42.4%.

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