Youth unemployment up to 42.4% in January +rpt+
Highest since 197728 February, 12:52
(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.