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Youth unemployment up to 42.4% in January +rpt+

Highest since 1977

28 February, 12:52
Youth unemployment up to 42.4% in January +rpt+ (corrects date).

(ANSA) - Rome, February 28 - Youth unemployment rose from 41.6% in December to 42.4% in January, the highest since 1977, Istat said in a preliminary estimate Friday. In December joblessness among 15-24-year-olds dipped by 0.1% to 41.6%, the first drop since May.

The number of young people seeking work is now over 690,000, the statistics agency said.

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